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Fashionista NOW: Black Culottes Fashion Inspiration

Credit | Jasmin

Culottes are not only comfy but a perfect alternative to the A-line midi skirt as they’re practically midi faux skirt themselves. Plain black culottes in particular can be categorized as a classic wardrobe staple. If you’re wondering how to style these billowy midi pants or just what to wear with them, click on.

Culottes’ hemline fall anywhere between the knee and ankle. For any flared pants/skirts, this awkward length can pose a styling dilemma. So, to help you get an idea or two on how to make black culottes work as part your current wardrobe, scroll on for some vital fashion tips and tricks:

culottes – Forever 21 | Vanessa Cesario

With culottes hem grazing somewhere mid-calf, it’s imperative that you like both your calves as they will be highlighted. With this style of pants, it’s vital to pick the right shoes as they too will become a focus of attention. Generally, neutral-colored ones are always better.

Vanessa pairs her black culottes with a boxy crop top minimally printed in a grid style and black cutout shoes with chunky heels and a black cap. A lone watch completes her sophisticated look.

culottes – Asos | Rachel Eng

If you’re aiming for a smart look that is also relaxed in terms of the silhouette, cue in Rachel’s look. She teams her crisp black culottes with a white blouse and tops it off with neoprene moto jacket in black. She keeps her outfit androgynous by finishing off with glossy black slip-on shoes.

With culottes that are longer in length (almost reaching the ankle), make sure to consider your overall size. Petite ladies will need to get some structure going on waist up. Cinch the waistline if you must. Slip on a well-heeled shoe if needed.

culottes – Asos | Eena Stormborn

Culottes, like skirts can be easily dressed up or down. Wear with a tucked in white tee and platform booties for a laidback look that can be worn for the day and night.

culottes – Boohoo | Kristy Wu

Want to take advantage of the normcore anti-trend that has thrown all the fussy fashion rules out of the equation? Cue in Kristy’s all black outfit. She pairs an oversized black knit turtleneck sweater with black culottes and a pair of black sliders. Cat eye sunnies complete her low-key look.

culottes – Mango | Marina Viloria

Here’s another all-black outfit iteration featuring black culottes for a sunnier climate. Marina pairs her culottes with a black cami top and black strappy chunky heels.

More exciting ways to style plain black culottes:

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Comfy Culottes

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What about culottes that tickle your fancy? How do you choose to wear them? Share your outfit ideas with culottes below!

“Building a proper wardrobe is like building a home. Indeed, you should think of it like a home, because it is something you’re going to live in. It must be comfortable and suit all your needs.”Edith Head

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  • racheeng

    Am really flattered to be one of the chosen ones! Culottes have and will always be my favourite. Thanks for the feature dear!


    • Thank you for dropping by sweet Rachel! Culottes are certainly easy to love and style, I so agree! xx :)

  • Thank you so much for featuring me in this fantastic post! I feel incredibly flattered. Culottes are literally the best thing ever invented by men, so this article makes me really happy.

    Jasmin xx


    • I feel flattered to read a lovely comment from you Jasmin! It’s a delight to have your look featured and I’m glad this article makes you happy :) Thank you for the visit darling :) xx

  • Thank you for featuring me!
    Culottes are my fav clothing item at the moment; I have 3 pairs!

    • Very nice of you to pop on by Kristy! And culottes are a fav for me as well :) Thank you for commenting love :) xx

  • Hey, thanks a lot for featuring me! Really love the post, culottes are such an awsome piece! :)


  • Culottes are something that I’ve never worn before, or seen, so it’s like another fashion lesson for me! They have such a sporty vibe to them and remind me of the basketball shorts I used to wear when I was into wear boys’ clothes in middle school, haha. If I owned a pair of culottes, I’d wear them with a crop top and a statement necklace to make the outfit more chic! Thanks for always having such inspiring fashion articles, Shanaz! Can’t wait to read the next one c:

    Diane || http://www.modernisticphoenix.blogspot.com

    • Haha, yes they have a sporty influence and were part of the time when women were gradually exposed to the idea of wearing pants but instead of donning a real pair of pants in the design that men wear, they had to make do with one that appeared like a skirt but are pants. Such different times, isn’t it? Thank you for your lovely comment, Diane! Always a pleasure to read them. Have a good week ahead darling! (= xx