A crop pant for chic look

FASHION TREND

Like a wistful reminder of the sixties and seventies eras – the super-trendy
culottes are making a sartorial comeback this season.

Already a popular trend in the international fashion circuit, culottes are gaining popularity on Indian runway too. Winter is not the season to flaunt it but spring definitely is!

“This pant-shorts hybrid is gaining major style momentum due to its fundamental versatility---slipping effortlessly into sleek work-wear, sporty luxe and neutral ensembles,” says designer Anita Dongre of Global Desi.

“This uber-chic silhouette provides all the practicality of trousers, whilst retaining the appearance and femininity of a skirt.”

According to her, culottes have many advantages, not the least of which is its barbecue-to-black-tie versatility.

“They are also transitional, the perfect piece to wear from winter into spring. You can sport culottes on date night, paired with a camisole and strappy heels, or clash jewel tones for an easy way to rock colour during the winter slump. Structured culottes can be balanced with a tailored blazer, and you can also give it a casual daytime flair with a graphic sweatshirt,” says Dongre.

It is also a challenge to carry culottes properly. This pant-cum-skirty pieces makes you look short. So, pairing nice heels with it can do wonders.

The cropped trouser can be paired by crop top, sexy ankle strap heel and a clutch. If you are not fond of heels and believe in carrying a tomboy look, then go for kneel length culottes and pair then with any round neck t shirt. To carry this fashion one need not be fairly thin. Even those having extra flab can look different. The trick is to pair the high waist culottes with pointed toe-heel and striped tee.

Dongre in her latest collection has incorporated prints and kaleidoscopic hues. The ornately printed renditions can be paired with preppy shirts, crop tops, bomber jackets and urban-chic cardigans.

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