Saturday, August 9, 2014

Culottes/Midi-Pants/Gauchos: Would Ya? & Visible Monday Reminder

I've been seeing a lot in the fashion mags and on style blogs about culottes/midi-pants/gauchos lately. I haven't decided yet if I'd wear them. I am tall enough to carry them off but don't really have an outfit in mind. Flat shoes? Platforms? Slim or full top?

Anyway, The Guardian had a couple of articles (here and here) article about this newly revived trend, and featured these specimens. Let me know what you think?

Lightweight, $60, mango.com.


Floral and striped silk, £360, by Mother Of Pearl, from harveynichols.com
These are my favorites, except for the price!


Navy, £125, whistles.com.
These are classic and washable, but still kind of pricey.



So, would ya?

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19 comments:

  1. I have been wearing those types of pants for over 20 years now - they're the best in the summer, and for bike riding. It's my 'thing'!

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  2. Pam@over50feeling40August 9, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    I wish I could wear these! I would in a heartbeat if I did not have the hips I do! But, if I am able to slim down enough on my current diet, I am so there!

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  3. LOVE the Mother Of Pearl ones!!

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  4. Yes I would. Yes I did. I've posted an outfit with these twice already on the blog and I love them as pants for summer. I like the 2nd pair here, but would personally probably go for the navy ones.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  5. Sheila (of Ephemera)August 9, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    I've been doing my emerald green culottes for a couple of years now! I find that you have to really wear a fitted/slim top to counter the fullness of the bottoms. Also, the right shoes are crucial - nothing too chunky. You've inspired me - time to get another wear out of them this week!

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  6. Patti_NotDeadYetStyleAugust 9, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Yes! I really like those green culottes.

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  7. I would, but now I can't afford them. I had some tweed gauchos in high school, that I loved, and then some denim ones in my early 20s, which I wore all the time. I'm glad they're finally back!

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  8. Are they long or mid length? I think they are a lovely functional but soft piece of clothing. I happen to have none in my cupboard! Maybe I should get some!
    I do love the second pair with its interesting pattern, and the first pair is very elegant. But I think I would prefer if they were long. Mid length would just remind me of the uniform physiotherapy students wore:-) XO JJ

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  9. I love these pants. Never understood why people ever stopped wearing them. There are definitely many ways to wear them, so let your fashion style take over.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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  10. Definitely not my cup of tea... I don't find the cropped, wide length flattering. At only 5'4 I either wear long wide leg trousers with heels or tight ankle trousers but not a mix of both.
    I'll return for your party tonight... in a dress :-)

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  11. I love them. Am looking for a pair to replace some I had to move on. I like black, mid width, fluid fabric. I prefer a slightly unconventional silhouette and would wear an ankle boot with them.

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  12. Oh, come on, Patti. You *know* I would. I love culottes. I'm currently trying to figure out how to wear them into fall!

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  13. Patti_NotDeadYetStyleAugust 10, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    you'll look fab!

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  14. I don't know why my comment was eaten, but yes I would. Well I have, since I own a pair in black.


    I really like the print on the Mother of Pearl ones, but I would probably go for the navy blue version.


    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  15. Patti_NotDeadYetStyleAugust 10, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    good advice xo

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  16. Debbie Baker BurnsAugust 10, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    I would do the style that is full like a skirt. I'm partial to that one. Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

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  17. They are great, although I am not so sure they would flatter my figure... Love the monochrome print version! xxxx

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  18. I've been waiting for gauchos for years!

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  19. yes I would!! Want! I try hunting them in thrift stores, but never find ones that fit me in the waist. Either too big or too little.

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