Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Culotte Experiment

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If someone asked me what I consider the most unflattering piece of clothing, I would say the culottes, without a moment of hesitation. Until today I was sure that I would never ever wear them, but as they say, never say never! I saw this aubergine wool pair at the Aesthetic Viale della Repubblica boutique today and I thought I'd challenge myself to create a decent look with them. Do you think I succeeded?


After trying on a few different combinations I went with this shaggy powder pink cardigan and a pair of beige suede ankle boots. If you would like to experiment with culottes, these tips might help you to make the best of your outfit:

  • It is usually a good idea to wear them with heels, and the higher the better. Culottes optically widen and crop your legs (eeek), so you have to elongate them with a pair of extra high heels. I'm wearing 4 inches here, but 5 would have probably been better.
  • Wear them with a tailored top to avoid looking bulky. I choose a chunky cardi, but it is cropped and I kept it open which I think also works.
  • If you are on the short side, avoid extremely wide-legged culottes, as they are not very flattering.
Do you wear culottes? If yes, how do you style them?


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Cardigan: Kristina Ti
Culottes: à la fois
Boots / stivaletti: Diesel
T-shirt: H&M
Ring / anello: vintage
Necklace / collana: Robjant Couture

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Se qualcuno mi chiedesse qual'è secondo me il capo di abbigliamento più difficile da indossare, li risponderei senza esitazione: i culottes. Fino ad oggi ero sicura che non li avrei mai indossati, ma come si dice, mai dire mai. Ho visto questo paio in fresco di lana da Aesthetic Viale della Repubblica e ho deciso di indossarli nel mio look di oggi.

Dopo aver provato diversi abbinamenti ho scelto un cardigan "peloso" rosa cipria e un paio di stivaletti in camoscio. Se anche voi volete sperimentare con i culottes, ecco per voi i mei consigli su come abbinarli: 

  • è un buon idea indossarli con dei tacchi alti, anzi altissimi. I culottes otticamente ingrossano e accorciano le gambe (oops) e quindi dobbiamo compensare. In queste foto sto indossando dei tacchi di 10 cm, ma se sono 12 è meglio.
  • Indossateli con un top o una giacca aderente per evitare che l'outfit vi ingrossi ancora di più. Io qui paradossalmente ho scelto un cardigan over, ma è corto e l'ho tenuto sbottonato, e per questo credo che funzioni lo stesso.  
  • Sei non siete molto alte, non scegliere culottes troppo larghi - sono veramente poco lusinghieri. 

E voi indossate mai i culottes? Come vi piace abbinarli?

119 comments :

  1. You look so pretty
    As always :)
    Love love your Coat :)
    Stunning :)
    Xoxo
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  2. hello beautiful!! OMG! of sours you succeed, you look amazing and the color is lovely as week, you should wear them more often.xx
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  3. Esperimento riuscitissimo! Stai benissimo! baci Elisabetta

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  4. Love the color combination. Nice look. xx

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  5. Awesome set Anett, the pants are beautiful on you and that color is perfect! Love all of this!
    Gorgoeus!
    xx
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  6. Great tips! These culottes look great on you.

    Jasmine x
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  7. ti stanno molto bene!!!

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  8. me gusta mucho el abrigo de pelo.Un besazo
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  9. You look so feminine in this light palette of colours!
    You combine nice culottes with cute sweater !
    Kiss, Sily

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  10. Per la mia fisicità i culottes non sono adatti.
    Ma come hai fatto tu l'abbinamento mi piace molto
    Un bacione gioia
    Marzia
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  11. awesome look
    Wonderful blog ♥
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  12. Adoro el abrigo y los pantalones. Un beso

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  13. Le culottes sono un capo che io amo molto ma che purtroppo non mi sta molto bene..
    Tu inve e sei fantastica e poi mi piacciono molto le tonalita di questo look.
    Baci

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  14. Nice look :)

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  15. Mi piacciono molto ma ancora non mi sono decisa a prenderne un paio, tu li hai abbinati benissimo!

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  16. Culotte looks good!

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  17. Stupenda Annet un look bellissimo
    un bacione
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  18. penso siano davvero molto difficili da inserire in un outfit, ma ci sei riuscita davvero molto bene...bravissima, stai davvero molto bene!!!! e quel cardigan poi...è bellissimo!!!
    baci

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  19. I love this outfit espacially the jacket you look beautifull!

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  20. ti stanno benissimo!!!
    e poi mi piace molto il colore

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  21. perfetta la combinazione dei colori!! mi piace tanto il cardigan! un bacione cara

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  22. Great outfit
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  23. Mi sembra un esperimento perfettamente riuscito!

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  24. Nice outfit, I like your shoes!

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  25. Wow, I love how you've styled these and really great tips!
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  26. Sono sincera a me queste culotte non convincono molto! Mi piace molto la giacchina!
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  27. Culottes are pretty chic and you look very nice.

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  28. questi pantaloni sono perfetti addosso a te e devo dire che combinati con quel cardigan rosa cipria è una bellissima combinazione.
    xxx
    mari
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  29. This look is really nice, I like the colors :)

    Hugs
    Svetlana

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  30. This so cute! I love your blazer and pants :) you look great! <3

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  31. Io non ne ho mai indossati ma i tuoi sono bellissimi e ti stanno d'incanto!
    Un abbraccio
    Eva e Valentina The AnarChic

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  32. Molto belli, l'idea di indossarli mi attira!
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    Kiss

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  33. I love the blazer :) so cute, and love how you used of colors.

    Tanya. Xx

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  34. Haha it's funny how you talk about the culottes! However your experiment came out perfectly done! Yes, culottes are unflattering but I'm glad you gave them a try because they look good on you! :D
    xx

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  35. Anett, you look very pretty and stylish. :)

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  36. You look really beautiful! Love your jacket and pants, very vintage but so stylish :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  37. Cute jacket! Love the look.
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  38. ti stanno bennissimo questi pantaloni!!!

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  39. Wow! You look amazing!! I am totally in love with your outfit!
    xoxo

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  40. Esperimento riuscito. Stai benissimo. Un bacione

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  41. ...bel look...mi piace molto...un paio di pantaloni così solo un pochino più corti li avevo anni fa, erano di dolce&gabbana ricordo...non li avevo più messi...quasi quasi li rispolvero!!!
    ...un bacione!!!
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  42. Beautiful! Love that coat x

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  43. Anett, you have definitely pulled of this look... coulettes were something that was in style in the 70's when I grew up (we had very little real style then... lol) I think they look great on women who are thin like yourself, I cannot carry the look off... You are adorable xox

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  44. Looking lovely especially the jacket

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  45. Lovely lady. Lovely jacket! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  46. love everything! great photos :D

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  47. I think you did a great job with it, Anett. The whole look is very chic and I actually am tempted to get one for myself after looking at your pictures.

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  48. The experiment went perfect! Love the earthy color choice as well!


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  49. I love your fabulous look and adore your cardigan. And you're such a beautiful lady
    Also love all of your beautiful shots here
    xoxo
    Liza
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  50. Gorgeous cardigan and very stylish look!

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  51. You look very chic and pretty! Great tips on how to wear them too!
    xx Elle

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  52. love everything! great photos :D

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  53. Molto carini! Io adoro questo tipo di pantaloni! <3

    Un bacione,
    Eleonora
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  54. Che cariniiii!!!!! ci piace!!
    Passa da me se vuoi!! Baci


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  55. I love the outfit!
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  56. Beautiful and chic look! Amazing colors! =)

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    xoxo,
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  57. beautiful!
    passa a trovarmi ...
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  58. You look amazing. I loooove the culottes and the way you styled them. I don't think culottes are unflattering. Esp. if you wear them with heels and a tight top.

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  59. This looks so great. I love the colours and how they look together.
    I have several items in my wardrobe that I wouldn't buy earlier :)

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  60. you look stunning as always! Love the jacket too :)

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  61. Oh sweetie I love it this outfit, but without the coat, sewater or jacket ow whatever that thing is pretty weird doesn´t match with your clean and beautiful style
    xx

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  62. Adorable! Loving the culottes on you and that coat is amazing!

    <3 Shannon
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  63. Мне кажется,эксперимент удался - отличный образ!

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  64. You look gorgeous! I love the style you have created. The colours are lovely. x x

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  65. Congratulations, you are for me definitely successful with your experiment and you created a simply perfect look with your culottes!
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
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  66. I like it, successful experiment dear.
    Beautiful as always ;*

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  67. Thanks for your comment doll! Love this cardigan!
    xoKiara
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  68. Fabulous color combination!
    Kisses from Miami,
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  69. I love the look! It is so fashionable and also very catchy! kisses

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  70. Ti stanno benissimo queste culottes, splendido look cherie!
    Keep on smiling!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  71. bellissime queste culottes, stai divinamente Anett

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  72. They look great on you, I'm to short for them ;) xoxo

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  73. How many times I have to say that you're incredible gorgeous? Awesome outfit, love it!
    Xoxo.

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  74. Great post and amazing outfit :)
    Love the combination!

    Caro x

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  75. Absolutely fabulous outfit! :) Love the sweater!

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  76. This is a great look!! Hope you have an amazing weekend! xx Pam

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  77. You pulled off the culottes so well! I've seen it on so many people but I haven't tried it yet! Great outfit and I love the tips you provided so it will make it easier for me when I decided to try it out!

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  78. Great style! Love your cardigan

    xo, Mary
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  79. You definitely did such a great job styling these and pulling them off. You look super lovely!

    Denise
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  80. You look beautiful! Love the coat and pants! Happy weekend!
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  81. Gorgeous photos!
    Have a nice week end!
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  82. I do like the overall outfit but I do think it would look nicer with tailored trousers, I just can't get my head around culottes! This is definitely a much nicer way of styling them than I've seen on other people though.


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  83. You have carried this outfit wonderfully, you looking amazing :)
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  84. ciaooooo...

    questo look è fantastico...mi piace molto, sempre portabile in ogni circostanza!!!

    brava come sempre...

    baci ed Auguri di Buon Anno!

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  85. a te sta benissimo proprio tutto! hai superato alla grande anche questa prova!
    un bacione

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  86. Esperimento riuscito direi, ti stanno molto bene!
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  87. Not a huge fan of culottes as I don't think they fit me but I have to say that it looks really good on you :)

    See you Anett xx

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  88. These are lovely. Culottes are lovely when you wear them in the right way, which you have.

    I love the necklace too.

    Corinne x
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  89. i think you did a great job styling the culottes! definitely need to pair with heels! the top and cardi are a great match!
    I don't think I could pull these off because I am short, but it definitely works on the right body! :) you look great!
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  90. I love your style with this look. Have a successful day dear!

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  91. I've been wanting to get my hands on a pair of these! This outfit is effortlessly cool and you look beautiful as usual! I'm in love with the jacket too. Great look! x, S

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  92. Very nice photos and outfit! You look great!

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  93. What would personal style be without some experimentation, dearest Anett?? If you enjoy fashion, it's only natural that you'd want to try out a silhouette or a length that you haven't tried before...that's all part of the fun!! And YES!! You most certainly gave your new culottes a very flattering turnout with those cool studded booties and that cozy textured cardi!! XOXO

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  94. You're absolutely stunning! I love everthing about this look!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  95. You're absolutely beautiful - gorgeous style as always!!! :)

    Layla xx

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  96. You're absolutely stunning! I love everything about this look!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  97. I think it was a success! x

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