No longer just a passing trend, culottes have officially made the transition to full-on wardrobe staple, as discerning fashionistas like Olivia Palermo return to them season after season.
2. They can take you from desk to dinner in a cinch, just team yours with a statement heel (we favour Valentino Rockstuds) or a sparkly top and you’re good to go.
3. Far sexier than a fitted trouser, the shorter cut of culottes means you can show off a bit of a leg (hello, ankle flash) and a sultry heel without feeling inappropriately dressed in the office.
4. The fit doesn’t matter as much. Much like shopping for the perfect pair of jeans, finding a pair of black trousers that actually flatter is akin to a kind of torture. Spare yourself the trouble by plumping for the looser cut of culottes instead.
5. And last, but certainly not least, they’re bang on trend.