Say hello to culottes! Plus styling tips for your baggy pants.. / by Alexa Eisner

Culottes:

Back in the day "culottes" referred to knee breeches worn by European upper-class men during the Renaissance and early nineteenth century. Well we are finally bringing it back with added flare- these parachute looking capri pants take the whole "loose / baggy / pleated / mom-pant" thing to the next level. Despite what prejudice you may have with oversized pants, they can actually be quite flattering- full or front tuck your blouse or wear a crop to accentuate your waist. I love the contrast of extremely loose and tight. Rocking heels and a clutch will also be sure to keep you looking chic rather than falling into frump.

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harpersbazaar.com

harpersbazaar.com

sulia.com

sulia.com

harpersbazaar.com

harpersbazaar.com

tibi.com

tibi.com

Styling Baggy:

Here are various examples of culottes and that whole "loose / baggy / pleated / mom-pant" thing I mentioned, styled with monochrome tops and patterns. This works particularly well with oversized blazers, silk jackets, and a long wool coat come fall. 

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bp.blogspot

vogue.com

vogue.com

thebeautyfile.com

thebeautyfile.com

nymag.com

nymag.com

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wwd.com

lookbook.nu

lookbook.nu

mystilettos-ginger.blogspot

mystilettos-ginger.blogspot

tibi.com

tibi.com

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