Say Hello to Culottes! Plus Styling Tips for your Baggy Pants..

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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 sulia.com

sulia.com

 harpersbazaar.com

harpersbazaar.com

 harpersbazaar.com

harpersbazaar.com

 tibi.com

tibi.com

 tibi.com

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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. 

 bp.blogspot

bp.blogspot

 vogue.com

vogue.com

 thebeautyfile.com

thebeautyfile.com

 nymag.com

nymag.com

 lookbook.nu

lookbook.nu

 mystilettos-ginger.blogspot

mystilettos-ginger.blogspot