It didn’t surprise me that culottes were met with mixed reviews after Angie’s post today.  I wasn’t so sure about them before I saw fabbers like Sveta wear them with such style.  And I also thought they might be too much look for my conservative town.  However, late this winter I went into a local boutique and was pleasantly surprised to see them on the rack. This made me feel a little more confident that I might not be the only one wearing the look.  I’ll let you all know how many sideways glances and stares I detect while out and about!

Why I decided to try them:

  •  I like artistic, drapey things.
  • I want easy, breezy bottoms for hot weather.
  • I need options that are dressy enough for my museum job, but
    still allow me to sit down with groups of kids or move heavy racks of chairs.
The pair I purchased reads more slim cut than flared, but the fabric has quite a bit of volume and drape. The midi length is okay for me because I am tall.  A lot of people mentioned in the comments to Angie’s post that they are concerned about the length.  I guess I’d just encourage everyone to consider the design elements Angie outlined and try to find a pair or to try based on what will work for YOUR body. These are going to be summer workhorses, I tell you!  You don’t want to miss out on these! Or, if you are staunchly opposed to culottes, what is your go-to summer bottom? 

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