Culottes are one of the most challenging trends to wear, especially if you’re petite, as it can make you look stumpy and shorter than you actually are. So if you haven’t tried it already, now is the time! But, always add some style tricks to your looks to make the trend work for you in a more flattering and fashion-forward way with our 3 tips to look taller in culottes.
- Opt for a high-waist style of culottes.
Culottes visually cut your legs through its boxy and wide leg style, so balance your proportions by going for a high-waist one. Culottes that sit higher at the waist lengthen the body as it tricks the eyes that your legs start at the higher point. Since your pants are cropped on the bottom, it helps to have that extra fabric reaching up to your waist. One of the best examples that culottes can look great on petite women is Miroslava Duma. The street style star, even a petite woman, made her look taller in culottes by going for a high-waist style paired with a leather crop top and some heels. For a double statement, think of getting a high-waist pair of denim culottes paired with a denim bandeau top like Danielle Bernstein did.
- Match the color of your top with the color of your culottes.
Monochromatic dressing or wearing one color from head-to-toe always lengthens and slims your frame as it visually creates a vertical line. Whatever color you choose, just make sure to tuck your top in or go with a crop top that shows just a slip of skin. Since off-shoulder style is trendy this season, think of going for a black off-shoulder top that will look perfectly polished with a pair of boxy culottes and peep toe mules. Looking more a more flattering option? Op for a high-waist pair of culottes and team it with the same color of your top with a fitted style to flaunt your womanly curves naturally while making you look taller than you actually are.
- Resort to low-contrast footwear to lengthen your legs.
Matching your shoes to your skin color is an instant way to make your legs look longer. If you’re on the shorter side with heavy calves, opt for a pair of wedges to make your body proportions look more balanced. On the other hand, if you’re slim yet petite, opt for pointy heels with low cut vamp on your shoes to make your legs look longer, therefore making you look taller than you actually are. On the other hand, if you wish to wear boots, for where no skin will show, opt for a pair that matches the color of your culottes to elongate your leg line.
Indeed, culottes are one of the stylish staples every woman must try. The key is to make use of the styling tricks to your advantage so you’ll create a flattering and trendy look on your street style.