You’re not wrong, culottes are everywhere. If you’d like to get in on the latest trend that’s taken the fashion world by storm, but aren’t sure exactly how to wear culottes, gather round.
Our fashion editor assures us that culottes suit every body shape — you just have to find the right length and fit for you — and they’re incredibly easy to dress up or down.
Spend some time finding a pair that makes you look and feel stunning and you’ll be able to wear it with just about anything. From work wear with court heels, to a sexy date night look; we show you how to dress your culottes up or down.
This great pair of culottes from Mr Price suits just about everyone, and at only R100, they’re great value too!
How to wear culottes to work
The easiest way to wear culottes is straight to work. Treat them like any wide leg pants, so play with proportions and layering.
Top Tip: Wear this look with court heels to elongate your frame.
- Necklace, R59,99, Mr Price.
- Shirt, R450, Woolworths.
- Heels, R329, H&M.
- Bag, R669,50, Colette Hayman.
How to wear culottes the casual chic way
Take the athleisure trend to new heights by pairing your sports luxe favourites with culottes.
Top Tip: Petites, be sure to balance out your look with a long line blazer. This will help lengthen your frame without the leg-lengthening advantage of heels.
- Fine-knit top, R329, H&M.
- Blazer, R599, New Look at Zando.
- Sneakers, R1 199, Nike at Sportscene.
- Cat-eye sunglasses, R199,95, Woolworths.
How to wear culottes on date night
Looking for something different to wear on your date? A pair of culottes could just be the perfect answer. Not only are they super chic, but you’ll definitely stand out.
- Bomber jacket, R149,99, Mr Price.
- Top, R429, H&M.
- Clutch, R289,50, Colette Hayman.
- Heels, R499, Superbalist.
How to wear culottes to lunch with the girls
Our favourite way to wear culottes is the smart-casual way. A pair of heels will elongate your legs, but this outfit is still casual enough to wear to lunch with your friends.
Read more: How to find the perfect jeans for your shape
- Top, R89,99, Mr Price.
- Mules, R499, Superbalist.
- Denim jacket, R429, H&M.
- Bag, R499, Woolworths.
How to wear culottes to a weekend market
Yes, you can pull off this look, so don’t be scared. The trick is to not try too hard. Wear items that you usually wear, and just mix them together in an interesting way. Try this casual, hipster look for your first attempt. Moccasins are a huge trend right now, and a cute hat is perfect for a bad hair day!
- Blouse, R119,99, Mr Price.
- Moccasins, R599, Call It Spring at Zando.
- Bag, R450, Woolworths.
- Hat, R329, H&M.