There’s no denying it- culottes are undoubtedly having a fashion moment. From the second Victoria Beckham stepped onto the catwalk to close her S/S14 show in the iconic trouser length, shops haven’t been able to hold onto them fast enough. Recently, they’ve graced the runways of JW Anderson, Tibi and Stella McCartney before trickling down to the high street in their droves. Whistles are selling more culottes than skirts for the first time ever, whilst good old Marks and Spencer are expecting a soon to be released design to be the biggest seller of the season.
But how to wear the undeniably tricky style? With all that volume to deal with it’s no mean feat- we decided to look to the stars for some top tips on how to nail it.
A masterclass in refined chic, check out Amal demonstrating the power of a head to toe block colour ensemble. She breaks things up with a variation of fabrics, but it’s the to die for heels that really seal the deal.
Another working the head to toe look with a twist, Alexa mixes up her black on black look with a hefty dose of embroidery. Classic courts keep the look on cue whilst braids add a quirky, unexpected edge.
Say it after us now… BALANCE. This ensemble shows perfectly how to craft a smoking look by balancing your high waisted, loose culottes with a cropped, neatly fitted top. Fashion claps all round.
A long time champion of culottes, leave it to Victoria Beckham to show us how to make the work look year round. Teamed with ankle boots, a classic knit falling just above the hips and an artfully knotted scarf, this look is the perfect mixture of insouciance and high fashion edge.
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