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Culottes are still a firm favourite, 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. Team this style with a Breton top or slogan t-shirt, flat espadrilles or trainers.
In the high-end camp, it’s all about silk culottes in jewel tones and sleek tailored pairs beautifully embellished bring a whole new proposition for occasionwear. Pair these with metallic heels and an embellished or lace crop top for this season’s social occasions to make sure your look is on point.
The beauty of culottes is how versatile they are. Because of the ankle grazing length, you can get away with wearing them with flats, even if you’re under 5ft3, though you can easily add height with heels too. If you are on the short side though, we recommend wearing a short jacket rather than long coat on colder days, as you risk swamping your figure.
Scroll down to shop this season’s best high street and designer culottes.
Shop now: Hester culotte for £110 from Whistles
Shop now: Culottes for £14.99 from H&M
Shop now: High rise trousers for £29.99 from Zara
Shop now: Printed culottes for £39.99 from Zara
Shop now: WIDE-LEG CREPE TROUSERS for £69 from COS