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Knee length culottes.

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candykane25 Tue 15-Mar-16 12:17:55

I would like a pair of preferably denim knee length culottes. The ones I can see on line are calf length and in my 5ft 2 frame will make me look like Kevin the Ternager.
In my head, culottes look like a line skirts but are cunningly shorts so you have more dignity when scrabbling after a toddler.
I have a hot weather active holiday this summer and I think denim culottes could be great addition to my holiday wardrobe.
Where are they to be found?

PersisFord Tue 15-Mar-16 15:33:49

Oooh I saw some lovely culottes in my search for work wear, they were black and pleated and I was VERY tempted. I'll have a Google.

PersisFord Tue 15-Mar-16 15:35:15

Like these?

PersisFord Tue 15-Mar-16 15:36:23

Or these are lovely!

KatharinaRosalie Tue 15-Mar-16 15:50:13

In my head, I also look stylish and fashionable when wearing culottes. In real life, they are not even flatteing on tall slim models, not to mention the rest of us.

Believeitornot Tue 15-Mar-16 15:51:02

No please no don't do it.

Just get some nice fitted slimline cotton shirts if you must

Believeitornot Tue 15-Mar-16 15:51:20

*shorts not shirts

Even my auto correct is saying no

PersisFord Tue 15-Mar-16 15:51:24

grin she does look dreadful! But they are dreadful culottes!

PersisFord Tue 15-Mar-16 15:54:24

FFS my link won't work but these ones I think are nice bear in mind that I have no fashion sense at all

candykane25 Tue 15-Mar-16 16:07:29

They are gorgeous. I think I am hankering after ones I had back in the early 80s.

PersisFord Tue 15-Mar-16 16:14:34

The ones I failed to link to just look like a wraparound skirt I think. The ones katharina did are monstrosities!!!

niminypiminy Tue 15-Mar-16 16:31:19

It's hard to get culottes short enough if you are short/have short legs. I have a pair of a-line wool shorts from Cos that are exactly the right length - above knee on model, knee-length on me. I would think about getting some shortened although on very swishy or pleated culottes this might be more difficult.

candykane25 Tue 15-Mar-16 16:47:55

I had a google on Asia, which I always forget about.
Yes the model photo is too long and swampy.
Either a swishy knee length skirt with a shorts middle is what I am after, or a stiff denim a line. But nary a thing exists.

candykane25 Tue 15-Mar-16 16:48:58

ASOS not Asia!

Believeitornot Tue 15-Mar-16 17:08:22

No, no they are not gorgeous

PersisFord Tue 15-Mar-16 17:25:06

Told you candy grin

candykane25 Tue 15-Mar-16 18:43:44

They are not exactly what I am looking for, no.

candykane25 Tue 15-Mar-16 18:47:45

But I like the colour of yours Persis. Very summery.

amarmai Tue 15-Mar-16 18:51:09

try GAP - sorry cant do links!

EmpressTomatoKetchup Tue 15-Mar-16 23:00:32

I love culottes. I prefer mine slightly below the knee, these COS ones look knee length.

candykane25 Tue 15-Mar-16 23:16:08

I like the length of those. I would wear with a vest top to balance out the flare of the bottom half.

candykane25 Tue 15-Mar-16 23:17:51

And amarmai, will check out gap online. I buy gap tees online but usually find the sizing too varied on jeans/skirts/shorts but might be worth a punt.

bblondemoment Wed 16-Mar-16 07:24:30

Any good candy?
LOVE this from ASOS!

candykane25 Wed 16-Mar-16 12:34:56

They are fab! That 70s/80s vibe!
Just need them about four inches shorter as on me they will be calf length.

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