Remember when I posted this photo and wrote about “maybe” giving culottes a try if I could find some in a thrift store?
I actually wrote an entire post of 5 Chic Ways to Wear Culottes trying to convince myself that even though they looked like hell on me when I was 10, somehow, for some magical reason, at the age of 49 they would now look fantastic.
Well I found some.
And I was wrong.
So very wrong.
If you want to add weight to your hips/leg/bum and shorten your body dramatically, these culottes are perfect!
Some of you are going to say I should have worn a form fitting shorter cropped top to balance all the lower body volume, but the culottes didn’t have a high waist. In fact the waist was kind of low. I tried a similar outfit showing the waist band and it looked even worse. Admittedly, I have chosen some of the better photos here. I should have chosen the really bad ones but I’m too vain. (I know it is hard to believe but my husband assures me it is true.)
These pants would be great for a 3 legged race as they would easily be wide enough to accommodate another leg.
I didn’t give up though.
I was determined to make these damn culottes work!
I looked again at my previous post and knew that I needed to give them another try wearing boots.
And I will admit, I do like them more.
But no way did I like them enough to keep them. Lucky for me the thrift store where I bought them at actually does refunds and I was able to take them back.
These culottes might have been marginally better if I had cut them at that lower hemline, but honestly, I didn’t want to risk cutting them and not being able to take them back.
When I pinned them up to see if shortening them would help it looked like I was wearing giant shorts, the kind basketball players wear. Which is fine if you are 7′ tall but really awful when you are 5’4″.
It wasn’t all a loss, I picked up a pair of great shoes and this little plaid crested blazer I’m wearing.
Unless I find some culottes that are actually like what Vix was wearing here, I think I will be staying far away from them.
This is proof that even though I can make a compelling argument and Polyvore sets on how to wear culottes, that doesn’t mean that they will work for me and my body type. The only way to know for sure is to try.
‘Tis better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all.”
Cause climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and culottes are pretty much the same thing in blogland.