Some call them soft shorts, some call them tulip shorts, some call them skorts — I don’t care what you call them… I am HERE for Culottes and here are 5 reasons why they are awesome:
1. Have the grace of a skirt with the security of shorts with Culottes.
Culottes were first invented a long, long time ago so women could ride horses and still look ‘feminine’. Fast forward to modern day and I just want to wear a flouncy A-line skirt on a windy day without turning the side walk into a Marilyn Monroe show. We’ve all been there on a windy day (Hey Chi-Town!) with a flowing skirt and it’s not fun — Culottes to the rescue! This pair from City Chic are flow-y and secure and keeps the Marilyn Monroe interludes off the street!
2. Create an endless combination of romper/jumpsuit looks with Culottes.
With culottes you can achieve the look of a great romper without the commitment of 1 piece. Mix and match colors of your tops with your culottes and you can create a new romper look for any occasion. Take these culottes from Torrid: Pair them with a buttoned blouse during the week and a t-shirt or tank on the weekends.
3. Culottes look great on everybody.
It’s true. They hide tummies, accentuate the smallest part of your waistline and drape hips perfectly. Now of course don’t forget to account for material and cut when you are looking for your perfect pair of culottes. When buying online don’t forget to look at size charts and the material used for
When you find your perfect match, you’ll see what I’m talking about. Even Iman’s HSN collection carries culottes from size 4 to 24 in 3 colors.
4. Culottes are fun.
Aside from the fact that the French word ‘Culottes’ just sounds fun (it does to me!), Culottes are a break from the wardrobe norm. It’s nice to take a break from dresses, skirts, shorts, jeans, pants, and slacks and put on a piece of clothing that just evokes fun by design. Check out this fun aztec print from Stevie and Lindsay at Macy’s
5. Wear Culottes all year round.
That’s right ladies… depending on the color you can wear these babies all year round ! keep it light in the summer time and wear them with your best tank top and open toe sandal. When winter swings in, through some tights on and your best pair of boots and wear a sweater, blouse or blouse to polish the look, ASOS shows an awesome leather look with these culottes. Be sure to check out the whole site for more colors and styles.