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Culottes Comeback

by Kate Franco on April 3, 2013 · 14 comments

anthropologie palazzo pantshow to wear wide leg pantsgraphic palazzo pantscrocheted racerback tankgraphic culottesSome time in the late 80s or early 90s my mom and I wore matching culottes for Easter{my mom can sew ANYTHING}. I also remember that gauchos made a return some time in the mid 2000s — remember those wide leg mid-calf spandexy/lycra things with the fold over waist?But now it seems that full-on culottes have made a comeback, rebranding themselves as palazzo pants. Splendid. I think I love them. This particular pair feels a little bohemian, and let’s face it: it’s basically like wearing pajamas all day. Yes, please!

What do you guys think? Would you dare to wear?

Also: check out this cute post on the history of palazzo pants. In my mind there’s a debate on whether to be a culotte you have to be mid-calf or knee length, but then what’s the difference between culottes and gauchos? Fashion — a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

Head to Toe: NARS heatwave lipstick, Assorted necklaces: Urban Smith, Emerson Fry, Nordstrom, Old Navy Jean Jacket, Anthropologie palazzo pants via Poshmark, Steve Madden Clutch

 

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Tessa April 3, 2013 at 9:33 am

Love love love! I’ve ALWAYS loved culottes/palazzos because they are ever so comfy. That mid 2000s comeback was a blessing for me, and I was so sad when they weren’t in anymore. Adore the pieces you have and how you put them together. <3

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Kate April 3, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Thanks Tess! When you rock the palazzo pants, be sure to share with me 🙂

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Kate April 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm

The back of that shirt is so pretty!

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Kate April 3, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Thanks Kate! I’ve had it for years, so easy to throw on with anything!

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Naomi April 4, 2013 at 10:08 am

Loved this outfit. Then kept scrolling to see it was a pant not a skirt….. Love it more! haha.
So Fun!

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Kate Franco April 11, 2013 at 9:08 am

Thanks Naomi! You really can’t beat the comfort level either. fun and comfortable….I’m in 🙂

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Toni April 11, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Dude, we’re like on the same wavelength! Just this morning I was thinking about what the difference is between gauchos and culottes. But if I think back to my early 90s days where all I wore were culottes, I’d say the difference is that culottes were made with pleats and were made a little more structured. Gauchos were just a jersey knit hot mess. LOL. That’s how I’m going to compare it because I love culottes and thrifted myself a pair of vintage ones last week. 🙂

Anyway, I loveeee those palazzo pants! They can be so versatile and made bohemian or more modern and chic. Either way, I love them. They look fabulous on you! <3

toni

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Kate Franco April 14, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Number of things I love about this comment: 5,489,080. 1. I use the word dude a lot, too. 2. “jersey knit hot mess” YES. 3. You’re awesome. xox.

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Kate April 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Oh my goodness these pants are amazing!!! You are totally rocking them!!!

Kate
http://www.allthingskate.com

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Kate Franco April 14, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Thanks lady!! xox.

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Nicole April 19, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Loooovvee palazzo pants! I own like 8 pairs of them. They are sweatpants that look dressy,by far my fave piece of clothing!

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Kate Franco April 22, 2013 at 9:28 am

YES. They are so easy. Always happy to “meet” another palazzo pants lover! xox.

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lynn January 26, 2014 at 3:37 pm

your palazzo pants looks great on you

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