Culottes look great on all body shapes — just follow these clever styling tricks – The Sun

CULOTTES are the comfy trouser alternative we never knew we needed.

Jeans can be restrictive at home, and we’re bored with pyjama bottoms, so why not give a wide-leg crop a try?

Culottes sales are up 12 per cent thanks to celebs such as Jourdan Dunn and even the Duchess of Cambridge championing a pair.

You may think the shape isn’t for you, but with some clever styling tricks they can be flattering on all body shapes.

Abby McHale shows you how best to wear culottes with the help of Krissy Karl, Katy Heffernan, Maxine Smith and Elena Forrest.


Maxine, 50, Size 12

  • Top, £32 from Wallis – buy now
  • Trousers, £25 from Boohoo – buy now
  • Shoes, £40 from River Island – buy now

TIP: These super wide-leg culottes will add more shape if you have an athletic figure. Pair with a floral top to add a touch of femininity and balance the trousers, creating an hourglass silhouette.


Katy, 31, Size 8

  • Knit top, £34.90 from Uniqlo – buy now
  • Trousers, £25 from Boohoo – buy now
  • Shoes, £85 from Dune London – buy now

TIP: Look out for culottes that are shorter in the leg, wherever possible, so they sit a few inches above your ankle. Pair them with a plain fitted top to elongate and complement your petite frame.


Elena, 24, Size 16

  • Top, £28 from Rive Island – buy now
  • Trousers, £8 from Primark – buy now
  • Shoes, £19.99 from New Look – buy now
  • Belt, £12 from Debenhams – buy now

TIP: Choose culottes which have belt detailing that will emphasise your waist and create more definition. Wear your culottes with a ruffled, detailed or printed top to balance out your proportions.


Krissy, 43, Size 10

  • Shirt, £12 from F&F – buy now
  • Trousers, £29.99 from Mango – buy now
  • Shoes, £25.99 from New Look – buy now

TIP: Wear a pair of fitted culottes with a button detail to draw the eye towards your narrow waist. And reach for V-neck tops like this shirt to complement your bust and showcase your hourglass shape.

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