A prettily fitted waist from which soft folds fall, and a wide trouser leg. Women’s culotte trousers, also called skirt pants, create a look that is both feminine and vibrant. With their barely visible elasticated waistband and slimming topstitching, they adapt to all body types. Fashion details include slant pockets or pockets hidden in side seams, box pleats and flat pleats. They are all available in silky fabrics, light Milano jersey, fine velvet and even high-quality faux leather. Afibel’s bottoms collection will delight women of all sizes; some of our garments are available up to size 34.
With the neo-bourgeois style making a comeback on the catwalk, it’s the perfect opportunity to adopt high waisted culottes. Short and midi-length culottes, like the long 7/8 culottes, should preferably be worn with heeled sandals or court shoes, to gain height and lengthen your figure. In terms of colour range, you have a choice between the eternal black culottes and the print version. With tapestry-style or ethnic patterns, graphic or wild-flower prints, there is something for every taste. This includes a plain passion red and subtle faux blacks which coordinate with all types of top.
A fancy T-shirt, a blouse with a feminine neckline or a second-skin jumper in soft knit are the perfect companions. Black plus size culottes go well with a couture blouse with a pussycat bow, now back in the spotlight, finished off with a straight blazer, while loose-fitting chic bohemian culottes are partnered with a jersey lace top. Women who love the casual urban look will opt for the corduroy culottes combined with a fine open knit jumper and a 3/4 length bouclé wool coat. And fans of the glamorous, rocker-style look are bound to choose the faux leather version, a rhinestone top and a bomber jacket.
Loose-fitting, twirly pleated culottes in black crêpe can be worn with an ivory blouse with jewel buttons, and a pair of T-bar shoes in iridescent leather, not forgetting an evening clutch bag. For those who are mad about prints, the floral muslin top with batwing sleeves is feminine through and through. Conversely, patterned culottes go well with plain tops enhanced with a tear-drop neckline with a pearl button or an embroidered Tunisian neckline. Whether for tops or bottoms, cuts employ tricks which flatter all body types
For a chic modern work outfit, there’s nothing trendier than a cleverly mismatched suit. Faux-black styles can be matched with a guipure lace blouse and a tweed jacket. Women who are short of time to change before dinner with friends, can dress up their plain culottes with a belt with a finely wrought buckle and highlight the neckline of their fancy blouse with an extravagant necklace. As for shoes, boots give way to classic court shoes or heeled sandals.