I’ve spoken before about my anxiety around culottes – I love the look when on a model but the fear of over hearing someone saying “fat girls can’t wear culottes” still resounds in my head.
Yet after falling in love with the look, if not the quality, of a New Look Culotte Jumpsuit I set about trying to find myself a smart, work-appropriate pair of culottes.
They are everything I wanted from a pair of culottes: high-waisted, extreme in shape, come with pockets, and sit nicely beneath my knee.
I really love the extreme pleats that give the leg the appearance of a 1950’s full skirt, and the swishing of the fabric as you walk.
They are light weight but made from a heavy enough material to hold their shape. The pleats have stayed nicely in place after several washes – even when I refuse to iron cause who the hell has time for ironing?