Culottes are everything I should avoid. Yet, I'm now a proud owner of a denim, culotte jumpsuit. Go big or go home, right?
This spring and summer is all about the culotte, a wide, cropped pant and yet another revival of a popular fashion trend from the 70s. Unfortunately, my short, skinny chicken legs and ankles can't handle such voluminousness, so I'm treading carefully with this look. And boy, these are a tricky beast to pull off right. They have to be just the right width and just the right length. Any misstep, and I'm drowning in these things.
If you're a short person like me, stick to a slimmer (but not too slim) line that hits somewhere just below the knee to mid-calf. Pair with a heel, like a strappy, wrap around heel on trend these days or a wedge espadrille, and you're part of the "cool lot".
I'll let you in on a secret: this fun Guess jumpsuit actually comes as a full length pant which I had hemmed to wear as a culotte for the hot summer months. Besides, a full length chambray jumpsuit is way too much denim for me...better head off the Canadian tuxedo jokes while I can!