Culottes Outfit Ideas: How to Wear Them if You are Petite

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How do you wear culottes if you are short? Are loose or wide legged pants for the taller ladies only? Not at all! Here are some culottes outfit ideas for petite women who want to wear these comfortable and effortless pants.

Some tips to keep in mind:

1. High-Waisted

Keep your proportion in mind, then find the rise that’s best for you. For me, I prefer high-rise for loose or culottes pants, because I need to visually lengthen those legs when the pants are voluminously draping over them!

2. Pants Length

Beware of where it hits on your legs. From your ankle to your knee, I feel the most awkward spot the pants could hit is at the widest of your shin. It can visually make you look shorter. To avoid that, I prefer the culottes pants length to be 2-3 inches below my knee, or 4-5 inches above my ankle.

3. Show Off the Shoes

Since the pants are chunky, your shoes can slim down. The key is to make the outfit feel lighter and uplifting. A lot of styles can be a good companion: pointed toe, laced-up details, heels or flats, statement or minimalist, whatever is best suitable for your day.

Culottes Outfit Ideas - Spring Outfit 8: striped top + denim culottes + pink sneakers & handbag
Culottes Outfit Ideas – Spring Outfit 8: striped top + denim culottes + pink sneakers & handbag

Spring Outfit 8: striped top + denim culottes + pink sneakers & handbag

Spring Outfit 6: striped top + denim culottes + dark green cardigan + pink sneakers & handbag

Top: Eileen Fisher – Striped Top, size XS, old, similar style here

Cardigan: Diane von Furstenberg (from TheRealReal) – Abbe Wool Jacket, size Petite, see reviews here

Pants: Levi’s – Belted Denim Culottes, size 25, bought at Levi’s in SoHo, see similar styles selected from TheRealReal at the end of the post

Bag: Kate Spade New York – old, see similar styles below

Eye Candy: Pink Bags From Kate Spade and TheRealReal

Shoes: Blondo – waterproof sneakers, old, see similar styles below

Sweet Pink and Bow Sneakers

Culottes Outfit Ideas - Spring Outfit 9: white blouse + denim culottes + lace up heels
Culottes Outfit Ideas – Spring Outfit 9: white blouse + denim culottes + lace up heels

Spring Outfit 9: white blouse + denim culottes + lace up heels

Lightweight Trench: Goodnight Macaroon (thrifted from Crossroads Trading Co.) – size M, fits like oversize on me

Top: Zara – White Overlay Top, size S, old

Shoes: Halogen – old, current version with slim heels here

Bag: One idea (Shanghai Brand) – see similar styles below

Cute Vegan Leather / Straw Bags with Ring Handles

See more culottes outfit ideas in my previous post spring outfits lookbook 1/5, and spring outfits lookbook 3/5.

Thank you for reading and see you next Friday!

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