Monday, June 11, 2018

Let Loose: Culottes For Every Body Type


Honestly, is there anything more comfortable than a pair of culottes, palazzo or gaucho pants? I think not. To say I've been obsessed with this cut lately is to put it lightly. From jeans to paper bag high waisted trousers and jumpsuits, I've been wearing this style non-stop thus far and I don't see my love for it dying down any time soon. I talked about Making White Culottes Amazingly Flattering here (and I'm wearing the jumpsuit feature here today), and the tips for making any pair of culottes work are pretty much the same. But talking to a few friends over the weekend, one in particular, of small build was saying how it is nearly impossible for her to be able to pull this look off. With this in mind, and if you're not yet sold on how to wear this type of pants, I thought I'd bring a few tips on how to make it work for all occasions and all body types. Let these tips inspire you to ditch your skinnies once and for all and instead let loose! 


IF YOU'RE PETITE:


The key here is to make culottes work an advantage for your body, instead of feeling swallowed up by them. The biggest tip is to add length with a delicate type heel that elongates your legs. Nude coloured heels that closely match your skin tone are a great way to do just that as they will create an illusion that your legs are longer than they actually are. If you have short legs, a high-waisted pair of culottes have the same effect as the heels; they add length to your bottom half and if you want double the effect, go for vertical stripes too. If you're small all over and lacking some curves, try a slightly more flared pair instead of a straight cut. Pair it off with a cropped top by showing some skin, and a jacket or blazer on top that sits or pulls in at the waist to create more curves. If cropped tops are not your thing, why not try a form-fitting piece like an off-shoulder bodysuit. This will also create more balance and add volume! And of course, a pair of culottes that falls on your calf is always going to be the most flattering. If they're too long, get them tailored as they will swamp you. Equally, if they're too short they will make your legs look shorter, both of which we are trying to avoid with this trend!

IF YOU'RE CURVY:


Culottes that sit on the smallest part of your waist are the most flattering. Similarly, a pair that stops a couple of inches just below the knee also lands at the smallest part of your leg. The key here is to add proportion to best highlight your shape. Lightweight, jersey material is incredibly comfy in a pair of culottes, teamed up with a denim shirt tucked in to finish the look. Good news is that you can get away with any footwear choice, go for more a casual look by pairing culottes with sneakers or add some length with heels for a more fabulous night out get up.

IF YOU'RE TALL:


Two words: ankle culottes. Go for a slightly wider and longer leg pair to create volume and the illusion that your legs aren't as long. And if you want to add the fun factor, why not play with pattern. A floral pair of culottes not only works for the office but you can take it right into the night. Choose florals with a lighter background. Footwear wise, odds are you don't really need the added length so go for loafer mules and sneakers to create a more casual vibe or a block heel pair of mules for a more glam finish.


Culottes: Primark (similar here) // Cami: Matalan (here) // Jacket*: Levi's (here
Shoes: Matalan (similar here) // Hairband: H&M (similar here) // Bag: Asos (sold out, similar here)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban (here) // Necklace*: oNecklace (here)

Shop My Outfit: 


Thanks to oNecklace for the very pretty personalised necklace they sent me, it looks perfect with this summery outfit don't you think? And thanks to all of you beauties for reading! Let me know what you think about culottes below and whether I missed any tips.

Have a beautiful start of the week!

xoxo
* Contains PR gifts and sponsored links. All opinions are my own (disclaimer here).
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62 comments

  1. You know how much I love culottes. The high-waisted kind are my favourite! Love the outfit.

    Mich x
    https://michjosephblog.wordpress.com

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    1. Haha I do know :) Glad you like it babe!

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  2. I am totally obsessed with those pants! They look so chic.

    Candice | Natalya Amour

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  3. hello dear! I'm glad I'm on your blog :) I come to read, you write very interesting and inspiring. I really like your post and I can not wait for the next one :) I had to translate words because I speak and write and I read in Polish but I understood a lot :D
    kisses from Poland :*
    ayuna-chan.blogspot.com

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  4. This is beautiful outfit for summer! I really like it x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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    1. I know right! We now only need a proper summer in London haha :D

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  5. Hola guapa, que look más ideal, me encantan los pantalones culotte y los zapatos los tengo iguales y son súper cómodos. Un besazo grande.
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  6. Great tips and a beautiful outfit, I really like the stripes!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  7. This was very helpful!! Thanks for sharing your tips. I also loved the way you styled your Culottes.
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  8. I love culottes-they are so comfy and feminine :-) You look gorgeous in this styling Pam :-)

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    1. Thank you Alice! I agree, they are soooo comfy!

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  9. I am still not a fan of of culottes but you wear it so damn well!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. haha I wasnt a fan at first but I converted :P thank you love!

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  10. I love culottes but dont wear them nearly enough. You do them justice Pam!!!!

    https://www.fashionablyidu.com/

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  11. Sem dúvida que é um produto extremamente versátil, querida :D

    ESTÁS UM MÁXIMO :O OMG!! Essas cullotes são maravilhosas :D

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  12. Girl I need these culottes.. they are gorgeous!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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  13. I absolutely love yout outfit!!
    Kisses from Portugal,
    Joana ♥
    The "F" Word

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  14. These are so beautiful! I love them - need! I also adore the head band! Stunning!

    Mental Health Blog - Fix Me In Forty Five

    xx

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    1. I am loving a good head band :) haha thank you Stace!

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  15. These culottes look great on you. And how cute is your bag, very pretty.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  16. when culottes first came on trend i was so unsure about them but now i adore them. theres nothing more comfortable when its warm. i love them so much.
    ❤︎

    www.elenaisabelle.com

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  17. I absolutely adore culottes, too! I'm finding it a little hard to get the right pair while shopping here in the UK, though :( The only ones I got were bought in Argentina, here in the UK I tried on some from the petite section of a few brands and they still look too baggy for me and the leg is too wide, therefore I look like lost in too much fabric. I don't know if I'm explaining it well haha sorry but that's been a problem for me since I'm still in the search for the right pair here :(
    You're rocking every single culotte I've seen on you, though! I'm SO loving your culotte collection so far!!
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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    1. I get you haha I would try some on Asos, they do really good petite ones :)

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  18. I love culottes. Cool and comfortable at the same time is a win for me. Also great tips too and I love the ones you're wearing! :)

    Samio x
    http://www.samio.co.uk/

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  19. Ohhmmy you look amazing Pam.
    Ive seen this on your IG and you look great

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  20. Wow! You look beautiful <3 lovely outfit ;)

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  21. What a cute little outfit! I really need to check out Primark for some summer bits. Thank you for the plus size recs as well! :) xx

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    1. yes you do! haha I want everything in there!

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  22. A passar por ca para desejar bom.fim de semana.

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    1. Espero que tenha tido um otimo fds tbem!

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  23. Perfect,I love your pants 💞💞💞

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  24. Such a fab look dear! Cute and sassy outfit, especially the culottes! Sexy top you got there too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Thank you Jess, coming from you means a lot!

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  25. I'd love to have your shoes, they look so stylish, yet so comfy <3
    xx

    LackaDaisy

    *LackaDaisy*

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    1. They really are! Perfectly summery :D

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  26. This look is so me.
    Love that is basic but also wearable.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  27. I don't know if they'd suit me but they look so nice x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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