how to style culottes without looking like a midget

how to style culottes without looking like a midget. Clever tips for the petite woman how to wear culottes for work and play without looking short. REDRETICULE.COM how to style culottes without looking like a midget. Clever tips for the petite woman how to wear culottes for work and play without looking short. REDRETICULE.COM how to style culottes without looking like a midget. Clever tips for the petite woman how to wear culottes for work and play without looking short. REDRETICULE.COM how to style culottes without looking like a midget. Clever tips for the petite woman how to wear culottes for work and play without looking short. REDRETICULE.COM

 

Culottes are tricky! They have different lengths and widths. Throwing patterns in the mix might complicate things more when it comes to styling culottes. Oh, and you’re short?! Perfect! It sounds like culottes have more disadvantages than advantages. Then again, we like challenges, don’t we? So what’s a fashion-conscious woman to do? Stick to straight cut trousers and leave crisp culottes as a distant dream in the fear of looking like a midget who has outgrown her pants? I don’t think so. You just need a few clever tips on how to wear culottes if you are a petite woman.

how to style culottes without looking like a midget

1. know where your hemline should hit

Choose a design that ends just below your knee. Anything longer may not flatter you.

2. heels are a must

Wear heels with culottes to elongate your legs. This is the time to pull out your fancy pumps or ’70s block heels! Culottes are made for showing off your fancy footwork.

3. if you do wear flats, choose a pointed toe version

Heels aren’t always ideal for running around on public transport or tottering about at happy hour. Just make those flats slim and pointed to elongate your legs.

4. choose “adult” fabrics

Printed cotton culottes only add to the potentially child-like effect of being short, so opt for luxe linen, faux-suede and bold, graphic patterns if you’re rocking culottes for work.

5. balance the volume of the bottom with a defined waist

Choose a fine-knit jumper, or tuck in a sleek blouse. Match prints or fabrics for a jumpsuit effect. Last but not least, always add a belt to define your waist.

how to style culottes without looking like a midget. Clever tips for the petite woman how to wear culottes for work and play without looking short. REDRETICULE.COM how to style culottes without looking like a midget. Clever tips for the petite woman how to wear culottes for work and play without looking short. REDRETICULE.COM how to style culottes without looking like a midget. Clever tips for the petite woman how to wear culottes for work and play without looking short. REDRETICULE.COMhow to style culottes without looking like a midget. Clever tips for the petite woman how to wear culottes for work and play without looking short. REDRETICULE.COM

shop the look

sleeveless coat – zara
top – zara
culottes – zara
shoes – zara (old)
bracelet – red reticule
watch – daniel wellington c/o

Photos by Rick Robillard

  • http://stilettointhecloud.com/ Lindsay Ava

    Love the vest with the culottes! These are great tips, although I am relatively tall, I bet with the wrong flats I would look short!

  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    this sleeveless coat is fantastic and such a great color combo here.

    xo
    PinkSole

  • http://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com for seven seasons

    The title of this post made me laugh! I love the colours you’ve combined in this outfit, and the culottes are more fitted than a lot that I’ve seen, which I really like.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

  • April Rose Pengilly

    Great post and very useful right now!

    April xx

    APRIL ROSE PENGILLY

  • rakhshanda

    You look so stylish!! Love the way you’ve styled the culottes! The sleeveless coat is my favourite piece <3

    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

  • Blaire Bingham

    You look amazing! The title of this post made me giggle a little. Great style tips!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • Alecia Mariana

    Those culottes look gorgeous on you!! Great tips.

    xx

    La Joie de Vivre

  • Edwige A.

    OMG Bogi :-) I love this look from head to toe! The culottes, the sleeveless coat ! You look amazing and I love your tips. Don’t be surprised to see me copying this look :-)
    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

  • http://melange-boutique.blogspot.com.es/ Melange-Boutique by Noe&Lolita

    I also think as you they are a very delicate trend, love so much your elegant matching

    Melange-Boutique Blog by Noe&Lolita

  • http://roadesque.com Valerie Price

    I love this outfit! Those heels are so cute! Thanks for sharing the style tips! :)

    http://roadesque.com
    http://ourruins.com

  • thefashionsalt

    Love the title – It describes me perfectly! I have yet to find a pair that looks even half decent on. I’ll have to try using your tips. I love the colour combination in your outfit and those amazing shoes!
    ~Lili
    http://www.thefashionsalt.com

  • http://www.eleventhandsixteenth.blogspot.com Kimberley Pavao

    I am loving that vest, you look so chic!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  • http://www.dylanqueen.co.uk Nancy

    Love the collocation – simple and stylish! I absolutely love the outfit!

    Nancy & DylanQueen

  • https://www.vivienekok.blogspot.com Viviene Kok

    Taking note from point 4 & 5 :)

    RLN

    Real Life Nerd // http://www.vivienekok.blogspot.com

  • http://michellespaige.blogspot.com Michelle Orsi

    I love these tips! Culottes scared me until I found the right pair – I wore mine with a crop top & heels to add length and define my waist, just as you mentioned :)

    michellespaige.com

  • http://tickleyourvanity.com/ TickleyourVanity

    Totally adore this vest/trench! Such a stunning color and love how you styled it! :)
    http://tickleyourvanity.com/

  • Lorena Lorena

    Great tips. I fell for culottes again even though I had gotten rid of mine a few years ago.
    I will consider these tips when I wear them.