There’s a new pant in town, and what we love most about it is that it’s not skinny, denim, or primarily made of Lycra. Yes, the culotte pant is many things your leggings aren’t, beginning with sophisticated and ending with handsomely androgynous. Despite it’s roomy, hangs-like-a-skirt-but-is-actually-pants silhouette, it’s tailored, waist defining, and leg-elongating so long as you find the right cut. The kind that we’re honing in on spans from mid-calf to ankle grazing.
One of the most integral parts of their power: they demand to be worn with heels, which means you have no excuse not to put your Jesus sandals to rest for the season. Whether you’re pairing them with a crop top for a night out on the town, or going sleek in the office, they’re a statement-making trouser that’s blithely chic. It’s no wonder the cut was coined by the French.
As we yearn for fall, we’ve noticed that the e-commerce sphere is bereft of the breeches, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to dig up the best hidden styles for transitioning from the inevitable Indian Summer into Autumn. From the pricey as-seen-on Rita Ora leather pair by Topshop to the end of summer steal polka-dotted steal, there’s a culotte for even the most discerning of bottoms enthusiasts.
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