WHY EVERY WOMAN SHOULD INVEST IN A PAIR OF CULOTTES

Some trends are just easy to get behind - e.g. polka dots or stripes - whereas others are a little more divisive. Take culottes: the wide-legged pant style can look super-sophisticated when worn right, offering the elegance of a mid-length skirt, however this cut hasn't won everyone over just yet. If you're sat on the fence, I'm here to push you over the edge.

If I'm honest, it's taken me quite a few seasons to figure out how to make culottes work, not only with the rest of my wardrobe, but also for my body-shape and after months of trial and error, I can confirm that they're definitely a piece worth investing in. I must point out that they're every city-dweller (or non-city dweller)'s dream: they have the fluidity and movement of a midi skirt without the dreaded fear of being whooshed up by an oncoming tube. Trust me, I've learnt that the hard way - time and time again.

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The trend seems to be sticking around for yet another season and with several different takes on the style, there's a pair that's right for you. They're such a versatile piece, pair them with a simple tee and cardigan for weekend chill vibes or pair them with a glitzy top and heels for a glam evening look. 

I've outlined some of my favourites below but a top tip for anyone that's still a little skeptical: a tie waist is flattering on everyone.
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