Culottes have been around since the '20s. It's the perfect lounge pair of bottoms to wear for when you can't be bothered to wear a skirt or some tight-fitting pants. Mind you, it's also a great alternative to dresses. It's a garb that's easy to dress up and play down depending on your mood. Who says you have to trade in comfort for style, right? So, here are five ways you can fashionably wear your favorite pair of gaucho pants in different scenarios.
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Channel your femininity with culottes by choosing lightweight fabrics. Plus points if you also pick a pair in lace or pleats!
Zara Lace Culottes P2995, Shiny Cropped Trousers, P1795, SM Aura
Give your athleisure mood a boost with an extra loungy pair of culottes. Wear it with your favorite graphic tee and sneakers, and you're good to go!
Forever 21 Tuxedo Stripe Culottes, SM Makati; Stradivarius Ribbed Culottes, P895, Greenbelt
Yes, you can totally make these cropped trousers office appropriate! Add an unexpected punch to your outfit with some leather culottes or pinstripe ones and you can conquer the day like a boss.
Forever 21 Contemporary Faux Leather Drawstring Culottes, SM Makati; Pull & Bear Pinstripe Culottes, P1395, SM Megamall
This cut is so versatile, it can also work in denim. Spruce up your cropped palazzo pants with a halter top or an easy button-down shirt.
Bershka Wide Leg Ankle jeans, P1595; Tencel denim culotte trousers, P1395, SM Aura
Trade in your mini skirts and usual dress shorts for a printed pair of culottes or a playful culotte jumpsuit. You can even try wearing them in velvet or metallic fabric to put you in a full-on party mode.
Forever 21 Contemporary Textured Culottes Jumpsuit, Contemporary Striped Pattern Culottes
Main image from Zara and Pull & Bear
Photos from Zara, Pull & Bear, Forever 21, Stradivarius and Bershka