Culottes: yay or nah? Still firmly on the fashion radar, culottes show no signs of going away anytime soon. But the culotte is one of those controversial trends. Case in point, the heated 'debate' at work a few weeks ago. "My boyfriend thinks they're ugly.' yelled one of my colleagues. "The length is just too awks for short girls." said another. "You have to be stick thin." the intern pitched in. Yes, these girls are clearly a nah. Interestingly, these girls later admitted that they had never actually tried a culotte on.
I'm a yay. I will confess I was not always on this side. There was a time when I would have agreed with all the comments above. When did this change? I was browsing online en route to work (standard behaviour) when I came across a culotte jumpsuit on Topshop.com. I was (and still am) going through a cut-out detail phase, although the culotte leg did somewhat scare me a little, as I'm only 5ft 3". But I figured it was time to take the plunge and actually try on a culotte, so I ordered it and fell in love.
As I always say, with anything it's really all about having confidence.
Obviously, I'm now hooked and since then I've gone on to purchase quite a few. My latest addition? A pale pink leather culotte. Lush!
Moral of the story? Don't knock it until you try it!
Oh, how can I not mention the boots? These patchwork cuties are from ASOS and I was living in them so much, that they are currently with my shoe repair guy for some much-needed TLC.
Photos by @burd_boy
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