Wearing culottes (or gauchos) can be tricky, given its swingy volume and unpredictable length. Although most deem it hard to pull off, celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lawrence prove that culottes can be hot too! Whether you are petite or tall, plus-sized or stick-thin, here are some tips that can help you pull off a cute look in culottes:
Mind the Length
Culottes come in a variety of lengths, but for the best look, wear those that end at the mid-calf section. From here on out, you can style your gauchos as if you are wearing a midi skirt.
Have a short frame? Choose culottes that end below the knee – lest you want to end up like you are wearing long, wide-legged pants.
Treat it Like a Midi Skirt
How would you style a midi skirt? That is the very answer you need when it comes to styling culottes. Since they look like flowy skirts (and most are high-waisted too,) they are best worn with tucked-in blouses and cropped tops.
Balance the Look
Balance is important when it comes to wearing gauchos. Since culottes have the swingy effect on the legs, wear them with form-fitting tops. Avoid wearing loose tees as it can make you look bigger than usual.
Wear Culottes with Sexy Pumps
Because of its length, wearing gauchos with flats is a no-no, especially in the cases of petite ladies. Sexy heels are best with culottes, since they can add height. Most importantly, it can make your legs look slimmer too. Other great footwear options for culottes include boots and platform shoes.
Style it For the Season
Culottes are often used in the summer, but they can be worn this fall as well! The key to a chic autumn look is to layer your tops. Wear your culottes with a fine blouse and a structured blazer – a scarf even! From here, you have got a look that is sleek enough to take to the office.
Don’t be afraid to wear your gauchos! With the right layering and styling, you might end up loving this more than your tried-and-tested denim pants and black trousers.