Trend Snark: WTF are Culottes?!

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Source: Zara

In my early 20’s, I survived the gaucho pants trend, which are basically wide leg yoga pants that unapologetically embrace their ugliness.  They say what comes around goes around, and now the impoverished 19th century orphan trend is back for 2016! The fashion industry has taken what has been collecting dust on Goodwill racks across the country, and has found a way to turn it into the next haute look!

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Looking fetch, Oliver Twist!

I’ve never much been a fan of capris, or cropped pants in general with the possible exception of athletic wear. This trend just looks ridiculous to me. It doesn’t add the illusion of length, and sits at an awkward angle on the part of the leg it actually covers. I mean, it’s not like clothes are supposed to be flattering, right?

A wide leg pant that stops mid-calf is just bizarre to me. How do you even style it? The only passable examples I have seen kind of flare out a little bit and look more like a skirt than pants.

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less strange, but still puzzling

But in this case, why not just get a skirt? Are you really that worried about a Marilyn-Monroe-over-the-air-duct moment?

I see this trend appealing to those of us who take issue with showing leg in the scorching summer months, or who want to easily disguise that they’re 9 months pregnant.

Any thoughts/arguments for this trend? I remain unconvinced that is an example of good “style”.

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One thought on “Trend Snark: WTF are Culottes?!

  1. karinaandcompany says:

    Lol at the Oliver Twist comment!! I personally LOVE culottes. They’re so breezy and comfortable, and they’re easy to dress up. I do think that they make me look short, but I don’t mind. Now you’ve inspired me to make a post on how I style them!

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