Ask Our Style Techs | How to Wear Culottes

Can it be that I’m seeing culottes back in stores? I’d love to be able to wear this look but know it’s a tough style to pull off. Can you suggest the best way to style them and make them wearable?  – Lisa P.

It’s true – culottes are back! They can be a tricky look to wear and have them be flattering, especially if you are petite. Mom Style Lab has some tips and ways to wear them best, as well as compliment your figure.


Stick to low-key, neutral colors. Black, white, grey and navy are all colors that ease us gracefully into this style. A neutral color is also easier to pair with a top and shoes we already have in our closet.

Proportion is key. Keep the top fitted and wear a chunky heel or bootie. No flats unless you are really tall and the culottes are a slimmer fit.

Style for your body type. Not all culottes are created equal. If you are tall and slim, you can more easily pull off the long, loose-fitting culottes. If you are petite, look for slimmer, less baggy cuts and always wear a heel OR opt for the more-wearable culotte shorts. Nude heels or platforms are always good to elongate your gorgeous gams too.

Dare to wear a print. As always when wearing a print, think do I want to call attention to this area? Wherever the print is the eye will go and, unless the print you’ve chosen is elongating such as color-block or vertical lines, keep your print subtle.


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