Welcome to Phililippine Tatler Style Picks, by our Fashion Editor, Monique Madsen. This is a recurring series that brings you the latest in fashion. Here you will find plenty of tips and advice on fashion and style. Go on and give your wardrobe that much needed update!

Culottes are super comfy, perfect for scorching hot weather because they’re breezy, chic, and look better without a lot of layers. But, what exactly are culottes pants? They are like cut off trousers, wide legged pants  that usually sit high on the wasit and can have a tie around the waist.

Modern culotte pants are loose and flowy, with lengths that vary from typically below the knee, to above the ankles. Playing with different lengths can be tricky though, so knowing your proportions is key.



Photo: Courtesy of Elle

Always cinch the waist. It is only possible to wear wide-legged trousers in any size – or at any size, if that is your worry, by showing off your waist

Summer vibes


Photo: Courtesy of Zara and Nordstrom respectively

Give your culottes a trendy summer vibe by pairing it with a cropped top, a simple tank, or if you dare – a bralette.



Photo: Courtesy of Zara

Wear printed culottes and keep everything else streamlined and solid



Photo: Courtesy of Elle and Theory, respectively

Put on a blazer or tweed jacket to give it that polished look appropriate for the office.



Photo: Courtesy of Nordstrom

For tips on what shoes to wear, the same rules apply. Pop on some heels for a dressier look and flats and/or sneaks if you want to be casual -- they are all suitable for a pair of culottes. 


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