The thought of wearing culottes brings up mixed emotions for most of us. Yes, they’re in style, but can they look chic, especially after 40? I vote yes, especially if we’re talking culotte jumpsuits, which happen to be the hot new trend. Here’s how to wear culotte jumpsuits with confidence.
1. Choose a Flattering Cut
A culotte jumpsuit is no more than a flowy dress with a split down the middle when you think about it. Choose your culotte jumpsuit as you would a figure-flattering dress. Look for one fitted in the top, nips in at the waist, and then flares out like a skirt. This will give you a slimming hourglass shape.
2. A Solid Color is Flattering
Culottes are cropped, so you don’t get that continuous vertical line with long pants. One way to balance that is by wearing a culotte jumpsuit in a solid color. This carries the eye downward, elongating your frame. Wear neutral-colored shoes in a similar shade to make your legs look longer too.
3. Wear Heels
Flats look relaxed and breezy with a culotte jumpsuit, but if you want a dressier look and look taller, wear heels. They don’t have to be sky-high. Even a kitten heel will create the illusion of having much longer legs. Once again, nude sandals are ideal!