Cool culottes

Cool culottes

Photos: Rockstar, Hansel, Whole9Yards

RED ALERT (left)

$59 from Rockstar at

If you are feeling bold, these high-waisted red culottes are a fabulous choice. The clean lines of the silhouette ensure that it stays sophisticated. Paired with a crop top, the look is a modern take on eveningwear.

SHORT CUT (centre)

$129 from Hansel at 02-14 Mandarin Gallery and

Most of the culottes out there today are of a longer length but short ones are fun too.

This punchy magenta pair is refreshingly youthful, and the black ribbon tie helps highlight and flatter the waist.


$89 from Whole9Yards at 02-06 Orchard Gateway or

These culottes, with their A-line cut and length, take their skirt-resembling definition seriously.

The black piping at the hem helps define the skirt shape and keeps the light-coloured chequered fabric from disappearing.


Photo: Zara

$79.90 from Zara at 02-02 Liat Towers

These basic black culottes are a great starter version of the pants - very skirt-like and easy to match.

Free of any additional embellishment or distracting details, they provide the perfect blank silhouette to balance a crazy top.


Photo: Topshop

$96.90 from Topshop at 01-05 Knightsbridge

Like full skirts, culottes are a good canvas for an interesting pattern.

This navy-and-white leaf print gives the pants a more resort-like feel. Wear it in place of denim shorts for a casual but more elegant look.

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