Sunday, August 27, 2017

Trends to try :: Culottes for petites

I used to dislike culottes so much. After seeing them everything this Spring, I am starting to warm up to the trend. Lately, I have the urge to give it a try because you'll never know unless you try. I picked out 2 pairs of culottes to try. The 1st pair is your typical culotte pants and the 2nd pair looks more like a pleated skirt. The fabric is quite amazing, machine wash and no wrinkling. They come out of the dryer ready to wear, no iron needed. The easy of the elastic in the waistband make these pants incredibly comfortable to wear. The pleated pair is partly lined for extra coverage. The issue I have with both is the fit. They are generously cut in the hip and thigh area. These pants made me look like I was carrying extra weight due to the excess fabric and overall, I felt like these pants overwhelm my petite frame. The length did not work for me either. Both pairs need to be at least 5 inches shorter. The easiest way to style culotte pants is to pair them with a fitted top to create some balance in terms of proportions. I picked up this bodysuit recently and am in love. The bodysuit trend is another one that I wanted to test out. Even though both pairs did not work for me, I still wholeheartedly believe petites can totally pull off a cute look in culottes. You just have to find a pair that has the right fit and proportions and unfortunately, these pants did not work for me. Outfit details: Shein culottes # 1 |Shein culottes # 2 | Forever 21 bodysuit | ZeroUV sunglasses | Express sandals

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Dash of Fash and Finance said...

Hi Sydney! Pray you had a great weekend! I definitely agree the right fit is a must for culottes ..especially to keep the look from overpowering our petite frames. However, you look beautiful in both looks! Have a blessed new week!


Jodie's Touch of Style said...

I felt the same way about culottes at first, but now they are the best!
Thanks so much for joining us in the Ageless Style Linkup!