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Culottes Are Confusing, But Here's Why You Need Them This Fall

Need a gateway to culottes? We’ve found the perfect pairs to get your started. 

By Liz Kennedy

Is it a skirt? Are they pants? We may never know. But what we do know is that culottes are back and they’re better than ever. And while they seem to be very polarizing—my editor said she’s “terrified of them”—these wide-leg pants are the must-have item for fall. The best of both worlds, culottes are amazing because they can be chic and incredibly comfortable at the same time. Can you say that about any other piece of clothing in your wardrobe? I didn’t think so. So, I am on team culottes this season because if you know anything about me, you know I love me some comfortable but chic clothing

It’s time to bring back the culottes, kids.  

GAP Drapey Crepe Culottes

Everyone needs a little black dress and now everyone needs some little black culottes. These are effortless perfection. 


Festival Fluid Pants

Brighten up your wardrobe with these colorful, striped pants. Fluid and flowy, you can easily dress these up or down. 

BUY FROM: LOFT, $69.50

High Rose Wide-Leg Chinos

Channel your inner '90s mom with these classic wide-leg pants. Pair with a low boot and dressy black shirt for the perfect office look this fall. 


Ocean Stripe Tie Waist Fluid Pants

Keep the beach vibes going all fall with these ocean-inspired culottes. They’re easy, breezy and will make you look polished but feel relaxed. 

BUY FROM: LOFT, $69.50

Wide Leg Crop Jeans

Didn’t know culottes came in denim? Me either. But now I can’t get enough. These jeans may be super wide leg but they are also super sleek. 

BUY FROM: Madewell, $128

Wide-Leg Suspender Pants

Suspenders make everything better. These versatile culottes (you can take the suspenders on and off) look best with slip-ons or slides. 

BUY FROM: Madewell, $89.99

Pleated Cropped Wide-Legs

Get ready for the compliments. Pleated and perfect, these cropped, wide-legged pants are super stylish no matter the occasion. 

BUY FROM: Anthropologie, $128

Band of Gypisies Floral Wide Leg Pant

Romantic and relaxed, these culottes will make a welcome addition into your weekly wardrobe rotation. We love everything about these pants, especially the added side tassel. 

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $89

Tansy Ruffled Pants

Ruffled bottoms and fun side slits turn these pants into something extra. Take these out for a night on the town and you’ll remain ridiculously cool and comfortable all night long. 

BUY FROM: Anthropolgie, $138

Fife Print Palazzo Pants

Color blocking made its way to culottes and I couldn’t be happier. Flowing and fabulous, these pants are sure to get you noticed. 

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $88

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