Culottes you need in your new-season wardrobe...
Culottes are back, and there’s nothing boring about this season’s styles.
From bold prints to sleek silk options and frayed denim – there’s a style guaranteed to suit any sartorial preference and budget.
As ever, the high street has picked up on the fash-pack’s love of the long short, and offered up a whole host of purse-friendly options.
Cos and Zara have your statement designs covered, while Marks & Spencer has the perfect pair for your workwear wardrobe.
Make H&M and Topshop your go-to destinations for catwalk trends and designer-looking culottes with high street price tags while Whistles is our top pick for pretty prints designs guaranteed to liven-up your wardrobe.
For those on the lookout for an investment buy, head to Theory for classic wide shapes or MSGM for a quirky take on the trend.
What?s really key this season is the contrast between luxed up and off-duty culottes. For the weekend,it?s all about denim and most importantly with an on-trend frayed edge. J. Crew, Zara and Rachel Comey are you go-to?s for this look.
While in the high-end camp, silk culottes in jewel tones and sleek tailored pairs beautifully embellished bring a whole new proposition for occassionwear. Natasha Zinko and Tibi have some truly fabulous pairs for this season’s social occasions so make sure to give them a look.
Yes, culottes are firmly back on the fashion map, and we couldn’t be happier.
Click through to shop our edit of the best new-season high street and designer culottes…
Step into spring in J Crew’s chic blue and white striped pair. Just add a white shirt, worn untucked and oversized, and team with black leather slides and sunnies.
Denim is still one of the coolest ways to wear your culottes this season. Go for this purse-friendly option from Topshop and team with a classic breton and trainers for the ultimate off-duty outfit.
Looking for something luxe? You may want to consider this red silk crepe pair from Victoria Beckham.
Go big on volume and try this structured pair from Solace. Wear over a black one shoulder body and finish with some metallic heels.
Keep this minimalist pair fuss-free with a white tee and a boxy jacket.
The smart but stylish workwear option – this grey tailored pair is all kinds of chic.
Replace your statement skirt in favour of a printed pair of culottes for an instant wardrobe refresh.
Take on two of our favourite trends, suede and culottes, and head to H&M for their day-to-night creation.
Polka dots are back (did they ever really go away?) and we think the easiest way to wear the trend is with this pair from Theory.
If you’re heading to super stylish wedding this summer, this is what to wear. Team with a silk top and sculptural heels for a really show-stopping look.
White trousers are always a bit scary but when worn with a black off-the-shoulder top just like they were on the runway, we say they’re well worth taking the risk.
Wear these floaty culottes with a classic white tee and trainers for stylish weekend dressing.
Go all out in this striped satin pair.
Looking for something a little extra style-wise? Try this zip-front pair from Whistles.
Buy now and wear with a neutral knit and white trainers for the coming months.
Because everybody needs a classic black pair. And for £29.99, these really are the smartest buy.
Perfect for dress-down Fridays.
Rachel Comey is the coolest new designer on the scene, and is the destination for sleek wardrobe separates with a cool-girl edge. These denim culottes complete with frayed hems might just be our fave.
Just. So. Cool. And totally worth blowing the budget.
Not a party dress kind of girl? Wear these satin culottes with a clashing red top for a show-stopping cocktail-hour look.
Deep navy and tactile suede- there’s nothing we don’t love about this luxurious pair.
Tailored, in a versatile neutral hue and under £15 – there’s nothing not to love about this Miss Selfridge pair.
Quite possibly our favourite pair, ever. They’re bold but just like a statement skirt, they offer a surprising amount of styling possibilities.
The cosy pair – team with slides and an over-sized jumper for a laid-back look.
Work some 90s cool into your off-duty wardrobe with this catwalk-approved pair of frayed denim culottes.
One of the most versatile pairs you can own, this Somerset by Alice Temperley pair will work with everything from causal denim shirts to silk vests and heels.
Shake up your weekend roster by switching your favourite skinnies in favour of denim culottes. Round off with a Breton and flats.
If you’re looking to splurge, this is the way to go.
Cos is a fail-safe go-to for modern tailoring. Try wearing this navy pair of culottes with one of their oversized shirts and flats for a directional boardroom look.
Classic black culottes are always a wise investment so our money’s going on this tailored Jaeger pair.