Culottes Coming In Hot: 10 Pairs We’re Loving For Spring

Picture this: your ten-year-old self-walks into Limited Too, hypnotized by the bright pink, purple and blue carpeted floors. Aaron Carter croons to you over the speakers while you peruse the glitter-infested aisles. You sail past the flared jeans and peasant skirts -this is circa 2004, mind you- on a mission for the latest trend in bottoms: the gaucho pants.

Nothing makes a chill run up your spine quite like the memory of gaucho pants, amiright?

They were hella fashionable in your mind. That is until you saw pictures of your tiny self, years later, looking like your lower half was drowning in a sea of cotton.

Well guess what fashion babes? Gauchos have a cooler older sister. And we’re digging them.


1. Lulu’s- $45.00

Lulus black

These wide leg culottes can take you from day to night in 3.5. Wear them to work with a blouse, and transform them with a form-fitting top for a night out with the girls. We love the way Lulu’s styled this pair with a crop top and strappy heels.

2. Express- $69.90

express bright blue

Diversify your denim portfolio with these slim-leg culottes. These bright beauties are perfect for casual, daytime activities. Can’t you just see yourself strolling through the farmers market in this outfit? Yes please!

3. Abercrombie & Fitch- $48.00

A&F blue sailor

Hey sailor. This nautical pair would look stellar with a lightweight sweater or a striped tee. Who knew dressing like Popeye could be so chic?

4. Forever 21- $22.90

Forever 21 pleated taupe

We love the pleated front of these wide leg, taupe culottes. The neutral color makes matching a no brainer. Pair them with heels and a form-fitting top to balance out the proportions.

5. Forever 21- $24.90

Forever 21 Rust

Snatch a pair of these culottes in a fun length for a funky spring outfit. The straighter silhouette give them a sophisticated and polished vibe, while the rust color screams high fashion. Anna Wintour, did you know Forever 21 could look this fab?

6. Asos- $55.00

Asos blush wide

We’ve got a blush crush on this pair of dramatically wide culottes. They’re perfect for a night of cosmos and dancing in the city. Carrie Bradshaw would approve.

7. Zara- $49.90

Zara white bigger

So french, oui? Fresh white culottes are one of the most popular picks among celebrities. Go for a monochromatic look with a white crop top and black lace up sandals á la bad girl RiRi.

8. Asos- $44.00

Asos checked gray

We know what you’re thinking, “I’m pretty sure my grandpa has those pants.” But hey, menswear is one of the most fun styles to play with. Amp up the glam factor with some feminine accessories for a killer look.

9. Forever 21- $15.90

Forever 21 paisley

Paisley prints give these culottes a playful, bohemian vibe. This pair is perfect for a beach vacation or cookout with friends. Not to mention they look oh-so comfortable.

10. Asos- $38.00

Asos black slinky

This classic black pair by Asos are called “Slinky Culottes.” Ugh, so chic. If these pants don’t say “check me out” we don’t know what does.

culottes spring trend

Megan Peterson

Editorial Contributor, Indiana University Major: Journalism and Apparel Merchandising Her heart belongs to: fashion, old Hollywood, the color pink, big cities, disco balls, airports and dance parties Her guilty pleasures: Diet Coke, Friends reruns, shopping sprees, and following Kate Middleton’s life a little too closely

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