Has there ever been a trend that you thought was really cool, but for whatever reason, decided you couldn't pull it off? I'm on the shorter side and had always dodged culottes, but these photos of short girls wearing culottes and looking confident and beautiful have officially convinced me otherwise. If you've been avoiding culottes because you think you're not tall enough, it's time to think again!
In case you missed it, culottes have had a total revival in 2016. Solange Knowles was spotted totally slaying in a pair of glossy plum culottes, fashion goddess Olivia Palermo has been known to rock a patterned pair, and Alicia Vikander wore a deep magenta pair at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival that gave me #culottegoals.
According to Refinery29, the secret to purchasing the perfect pair of culottes is finding one that hits right above your ankle. Of course, you should ultimately rock the pair that makes you feel the best, whether that means a pair that hits just below the knee or skims past your ankles. You do you, girl!
For major culottes inspiration, scan all the looks below courtesy of these lovely short ladies. Be sure to tag #ootd if you post your own “short girl” culotte pic!
1. Office Chic
Who says you can't be comfy and chic at your nine to five?
2. Pattern Fun
I'm loving the bold culottes print here and the fun pop of red.
3. Clean & Simple
I swoon for anything linen, and this look would be perfect for a sunny day in Brooklyn. #Want
4. Drawstring Fierce
Dress up a casual pair of culottes with the rest of your look.
5. Subdued Glam
Culottes paired with a sweater, cut off trench, and pointed toe shoes? Yes, yes, and yes.
6. Retro Classy
You can never go wrong with black and white paired with red lips!
7. All That Denim
Channel a '70s vibe with denim flair culottes.
8. Monochromatic Elegance
Pair your culottes with a coat of the same color for a streamlined look.
9. Black On Black
Get sleek and mod with high waisted black culottes.
10. Printed Denim
Go bold with a patterned denim print and highlight pops of color with the rest of your look.
11. Night Out Vibes
Bright satin culottes and an embroidered top are just as elegant as any little black dress!
12. Super Mod
Structured white culottes with a shaped top create a sleek sci-fi vibe.
13. Chevron Pop
For a springy look, hunt down a pair of chevron patterned culottes.
14. Dotted Chill
Keep things playful and sweet with dotted culottes and a bright tank.
15. Summer Chic
Rock a cute crop top with your culottes for a bright and sunny glam.
16. Striped And Sassy
For a dramatic daytime look, reach for striped culottes and pair with a red lip.
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