I love culottes. Really. I love them so much I had to restrain myself from beginning this story with a haiku (Breezy like a skirt/ but better because they're pants/culottes are the best). I can't remember when my fixation on the flowy bottoms began, but for as long as I can remember (save for a brief but regrettable obsession with everything low-rise and skin tight) a pair of ankle-skimming billowy trousers has been on rotation in my wardrobe. (Remember gauchos?) And I can't get enough of them. Last week, I wore them to work, walked my dog in them and even crashed on my couch in a pair after attending a fancy cocktail party that ended in takeout and Vanderpump Rules. Name a piece of clothing with more latitude!
Cinched at the waist and cropped just above the ankle, the swingy pants are all at once polished and laid back. Whether cut from denim or linen or rayon, culottes are an apt choice for just about any occasion. From redeye flights to board meetings to dinner dates, you're certain to look effortlessly chic — and feel even more comfy — in a pair of culottes.
Convinced you need a pair yet? Read on for a sampling of spring's cutest coulottes. Be forewarned: Your obsession won't stop at just one pair.
Ilana Kohn Boyd Pants
The Wide Leg Crop Pant
Pilcro Cropped Denim Pants
UO Safari Wide-Leg Cropped Pant
Jack by BB Dakota Selva Pant
Denim Culottes High Waist
Leith Paperbag Waist Culottes
Don't Ask Why Metallic Culotte
High-Waist Grid Culottes
ASOS Design Mix & Match Culotte with Tie Waist
Vince Overlay Culottes
Patent Leather Culottes
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