Thursday, 10 July 2014

Wear to buy culottes

When I first eye spied Victoria cannot look bad in my eyes ever Beckham in her culottes the other month I swooned. She looked amazing.


My impression of the culotte is that it was put into the history books never to be brought out again. The rule of 'wore them the first time' is ever present in my mind with fashion right now.


But they can be worn so very well on the catwalk/model/actress/prof fash blogger


And then on a 'real' woman


Let me bring to you where to buy the culotte on the high street/online today. Looks like culottes (in my opinion) look best with a small heel instead of flat birk style sandals and the top part can be anything. Dress us as Frances has on the left image above or dress down with a jumper as per the Gucci image from Pinterest.

1 - Asos green culottes - £25

2 - Asos coral culottes - NOW £18 (was £35) all sizes still available

3 - Asos grey culottes - £35





1 - Boohoo floral culottes - £25

2 - Boohoo animal print - £20

3 - Boohoo pleated white culottes - £20 (IGNORE THE CROPPED LEATHER TOP)



For a classic navy pair try Whistles navy culottes - £125 (too pricey for me)!


Oh and here I was this morning running around like a blue arsed fly dithering about what to wear. Legs are patchy from crap false tan and hairy because I am a lazy cow. I put the outfit on and felt so mumsy so I simply added a belt and tucked the top in - makes all the difference don't you think?


Culottes are certainly a 'trend' I'm thinking about and by the time I make my decision they will be well and truly old fashioned, I am like that you see!

Fiona
xoxo




18 comments :

  1. I must confess I am becoming a VB fan, never thought I would say that. Some great culottes out there.
    Sue x
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    1. I agree, she has grown on me more and more as time goes by and I totally admire her as a person and as a style icon

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  2. I wanted a pair from the minute I saw them on John Lewis but never got round to buying a pair sadly x

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    1. Didn't even think to check good old JL

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  3. I love VB. I don't love culottes. I hate you because you can tuck tops in and actually NEED a belt xx

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    1. *pssst, don't hate you really!!!*

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    2. If I tucked it in without a belt it would look WEIRD! I didn't NEED the belt other than to add a splash of colour.

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  4. I love the idea of the culottes but I'm not sure I would actually wear them knowing how bad I am at wearing skirts!! This has got me thinking I need to *try* a pair just for research purposes!! xx

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    1. WAIT .. I am going to order a load and I will show and tell if they look like culottes or just a random mumsy skirt!

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  5. Ooohhh, you should go for it, Fiona! I did have a pair that I chucked away and I always liked wearing them so I'm not sure why I did! I found I needed a heel with them. Lynne xx

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    1. I'm going to order some to see if I look bad in them - I have a feeling I wil

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  6. Ha ha - I love how you tell it as it is. "Crap false tan, lazy cow, hairy legs". :o))))

    I'm neither here or there on VB but I don't mind the culottes trend. Not for me but looks great on those who can master it.

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    1. I think it has to be with a heel unless you are tall. My fear is that I'll look like Kirstie Alsop in one big flowing midi skirt!

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  8. Hi there! I really love culottes but haven't found the perfect pair yet! My favourite is definitely France's denim ones she looks fab! Love your floral top and white trousers, a big yes to the tuck in!! xx

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  9. I'm sitting on the fence with them for now. I sense that you need to be tall and slim...so they should look great on you. When I look at them, they're in the midi-skirt kind of space and that's a look that I'm not keen on. But just you wait - I'll probably eat my words next year when everyone else has moved on lol. x

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  10. Agree re Mrs Beckham, she rocks anything (IMO too of course!). I love them on others so may well give them a try. Not too sure they will work on me being so short as I don't suit a midi length skirt which is a similar length. You are so right about the belt and tucking in, makes a huge difference and looks fab x

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  11. I love my culottes..seriously, I hated them when they came out earlier this year but now I cannot get enough of them, they are super practical, so comfy..no thigh rubbing (not that you would ever have that Fiona..far too slim) but yep I am well and truly on the bandwagon!! xx Thanks for my pic too xxx

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