Normally, I would frown against wearing culottes. Part of this might be because I just hate the word itself, but I think most of this might be because my generation ruined culottes with the gaucho pants phase in middle school (something I’m proud to say I did not join). I also frown against wearing the original form of culottes, which are essentially the same concept as gaucho pants and do absolutely nothing for a woman’s shape. But, if you stumble across a well-fitted pair of culotte pants, fight your fears. They are something totally different, but if worn correctly, they can be quite the statement piece. Because culotte pants are obviously baggy, an eye for balance is necessary, especially for monitoring when the top worn with the pants has begun to resemble the michelin man. The more fitted on top, the more streamlined the look. Culotte pants should also never cut the body off at an awkward place, like mid-calf. If you would like to resemble a teepee, by all means, help yourself to gaucho pants.