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What I Wore: Culottes

18 August 2015

Hello Parry Culottes

Today I’m road testing these Pin Stripe Culottes from Hello Parry!

They look quite cute right?

So… do you like culottes? Big, baggy, mumsy shorts? I’ve been a bit undecided.

It’s a tricky trend. Everyone seems to be scared or reluctant to wear one.

Did you know culottes were originally Frenchmen’s knickers? They were baggy knee trousers tucked into knee-high socks hehe! Well since then, they have been around the fashion circuit a few times, and now they’re the hottest silhouette trend for this new season.

I haven’t been too keen that culottes are a midi length (ending at my calves) which usually makes me look short, truncated and like I accidentally wore my son’s pants.

I also didn’t like the voluminous silhouette, because that style usually works against my short, petite body shape  (read: makes me look fat).

Plus I had a fear that culottes would make me look like clown or a hippy.

But hey, when I tried a few pairs of these culottes, I discovered that they’re not that bad. Quite nice and elegant actually! I really liked this one too.

I like that they look tailored, smart and polished. I liked that they looked like mid length skirt. And I like that I can wear a bit more skin up the top to balance it off.

These are just fab!

Hello Parry Culottes

I just need a tuxedo jacket and I’ll be all good.

(I’m also wearing Sleeveless Bustier from Fashion Bunker, Acne Pumps from Forward by Elyse Walker and wristwear from The Peachbox)

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