I’m a pear shape. Can I wear culottes?

Few pieces combine extreme comfort and effortless chic vibes like the beloved culotte. No need to fret, pear shapes can absolutely pull off a pair of culottes!

Here’s what to look for in culottes for pear-shaped figures.

Pear Shape Wear Culottes

SPRING FOR A HIGHER RISE

Since culottes tend to have a much wider leg, a mid or high-rise pair will be the best bet when it comes to defining your shape. The higher rise will also balance out the wider leg of your crop-kick silhouette.


FABRICATION IS KEY

High rise culottes in a flowy fabric will skim your frame in an ultra figure flattering way. Choose a pair in an ever-flattering darker solid, or try a bold print to mix things up. While it might seem scary, pinstripes can work in your favor as they slim your hips and elongate your legs.

FIND ONE THAT HITS JUST UNDER YOUR KNEE

A general rule when choosing the most flattering short, skirt or culotte length is to avoid your pants from hitting at the widest part of your leg. A culotte that hits above or below the widest part of your calf will be most flattering.

FOCUS ON PROPORTION

Because this style is voluminous on the bottom half, make sure to give yourself a waist. This can be accomplished by tucking in your blouse, pairing them with a more fitted top or adding a figure-skimming structured jacket or cardigan.

ELONGATE YOUR LEGS WITH POINTED TOE HEELS

Lastly, be sure to grab shoes that will elongate your legs while your wear your culottes. Pointed toe heels or open-toed sandals will keep your legs looking long and lean and will complement your shape! 

On the hunt for even more denim options for your shape? Don’t worry, we’ve got the scoop on the best jeans for your shape.

—Jami F.

Pear-shaped and planning on rocking culottes or kick flares? Tell us!


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