When culottes originally came out, they were not a look I thought I could get behind, but they've actually really grown on me. I'll admit, they aren't the most flattering of pants in the leg region, but they usually (hopefully) make your butt look cute and your waist look small.
I ordered this velvet pair off Gilt when I was feeling extra impulsive, and couldn't bring myself to wear them for over a month - partly because it was freezing and partly because I didn't feel totally confident in them. Surprisingly enough, I really liked how they looked with a black fitted top, colorful scarf (similar ones here and here), and strappy shoes -- phew.
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