Time has changed and now we can wear trousers to a wedding!
While this is exciting news for the dress-haters, here’s another question: How to wear culottes to a wedding without looking too casual or too formal like boring workwear?
Culottes can look really flattering but when it comes to wedding attire, you may need to style tips and tricks to spice your outfit up!
So ladies, here are 7 tips on how to wear culottes to a wedding, enjoy!
1. Choose soft floral or pastel colors for your culottes
It’s true that culottes in black, brown, or beige look classy, however, they may resemble smart causal workwear with these typical colors.
If you want to look and feel more vibrant, choosing soft floral or pastel colors just can’t go wrong.
Colors like baby blue, lavender, and carol pink are all the perfect colors for a wedding dress code.
If you want to look more dressed up, wearing culottes with some elegant prints is always an easy way to elevate your outfit!
But always remember to avoid the large prints as huge prints can have an enlarging effect and add bulks to your bottom!
2. Be intentional about the fabrics and patterns
If you want to dress up your culottes, causal fabric like cotton or polyester may not be the best choice.
Instead, natural fabrics like silk, tweed, and cashmere can effortlessly add a bit of elegance to your culotte.
With the right fabric, it can turn a causal culotte into a high fashion piece!
When it comes to patterns, instead of the plain culottes, the pleated culottes are really flattering at weddings as they just naturally draw people’s attention to the detailing and add some variety to your pants.
Another little thing I’ve noticed is, with a pleated culotte, people just can’t even tell whether is a culotte pant or midi skirt at all!
3. Syle your culottes with a Panama hat to elevate the look
Seriously, you just can’t go wrong with this combination as these two combined are truly gorgeous.
With a nice floppy hat or Panama hat, this is such a splash of darling to the whole outfit.
As our lower body is relatively bulky with the floppy culottes, it’s always nice to balance the outfit out by adding something significant or our head or upper body.
I always love to wear the same tone with my hat and culotte to make them look more complete.
By that, your outfit will look more polished as a whole.
4. Wear a chunky necklace to balance your look
If you are not much of a hat person, wearing a chunky necklace can also help to balance the volume of the whole outfit.
But if you have a shorter neck, always avoid the round chunky necklace that cut off your neckline.
Instead, a V shape chunky necklace will look the best on you. With the straight lining, it helps elongate your necklace and makes your face appear to be smaller by proportion too!
Of course, any kind of earrings can have the same effect as well.
But if you have chubby cheeks like me, you may want to avoid the hoop earrings as this will make your face looks even rounder. Instead, simple delicate longline earrings can help elongate our faces.
5. Wear mid-calf culotte for a longer leg
The cut-off point of the culotte is going to decide whether your culotte flattering or not.
There are two kinds of culotte lengths that will make our legs appear longer and elongate our whole body.
The first type is the flared culotte that lands longer than the ankle, with this design, we always pair boots or heels inside the trouser legs and I am sure you can look at least 5 inches taller!
The second type, it’s the length that land to the mid-calf area.
Showing the ankle ( aka The thinnest part of our legs) visually makes our leg looks slimmer when compares to the width of the pants.
Again, with a pair of heels, taa-day! Here is your chic tall girl look.
When it comes to heels, the nude color that matches your skin tone is always the best as it has the best elongating effect on your legs!
6. Pair a lace top for a ladylike look
If you want a more feminine posh look, pair your culottes with a lace top will make you look so put together.
I will suggest pairing them with similar colors to your culotte to make them cute little suits.
Also, make sure to choose a short lace top or you can tuck the long top inside your high-rise culotte to showcase the waistline so as they accentuate the silhouette.
For the cool days, you can always add a blazer for a feminine yet girl-boss look!
7. Go monochrome for a high fashion look in the wintertime
Last but not least, let’s not forget about monochromic wearing. It’s probably the easiest way to look expensive on a budget during the cold days.
The key to a tone-on-tone outfit is styling with different shades of a similar color and wearing different fabrics to create a rich texture.
During wintertime, a dusty blue knit turtleneck with a pair of dark blue satin high-rise culottes with a long-line cardigan is always a simple yet classy choice!
So ladies, here are the 7 tips on how to wear culottes to a wedding! Let’s have a quick checklist.
- Choose soft floral or pastel colors for your culottes
- Be intentional about the fabrics and patterns
- Syle your culottes with a Panama hat to elevate the look
- Wear a chunky necklace to balance your look
- Wear mid-calf culotte for a longer leg
- Pair lace top for a ladylike look
- Go monochrome for a high fashion look in the wintertime
What do you think about these tips? I hope you find them useful! People always think culottes are too casual for a special occasion, well, that’s not the case anymore!
With some tips and tricks, you can dress up your culottes in many flattering ways!
So ladies, if you are still struggling should you wear culottes to a wedding or not, the answer is a BIG FAT YES!
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