If you’ve paid any attention to the gorgeous collections presented over the course of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, then you’re probably familiar with this loose-fitting pant that is taking over the fashion industry: Culottes. So, what are culottes? Culottes are loose pants that hang just below the knee. However, unlike similar styles — palazzo pants, gauchos, etc. — culottes put a spin on classic tailoring to create a wide-leg, cropped trouser that is designed to flatter the waist, hips, and legs!
Although culottes can be worn by women of all body types, they tend to turn heads and produce awe-worthy results on slender figures, which is why we are thrilled that our Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio is just as obsessed with this trend as we are. Whether you’re pear-shaped, have a large chest, or no curves at all, these loose-flowing pants are not only the new skinny jean, but they are also the best lengthening item if you want to give off the illusion that you’re a few inches taller than you actually are! Read on to get fall fashion inspo from a few of Alessandra’s best culottes looks:
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Denim culottes are the easiest way to transition into the culotte trend. They are basically wide-leg, mid-calf jeans, meaning they can be styled with just about anything! Alessandra went for a modest look and paired her culottes with white details to produce a casual, yet chic, ensemble.
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This matching set is to die for. The vertical pinstripes extend Ale’s legs to make her appear taller (hard to believe!), and the horizontal details accentuate her shoes and slim torso!
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By pairing a white blouse with these chic culottes, Ale created a unique look that could almost pass as a jumpsuit or maxi dress!