Culottes are the trouser shape you never thought would come back in fashion, but did and hasn't fallen out of favour since.
Polar opposite to the skinny jean trend that dominated the last decade, wide-leg trousers cut off above the ankle shouldn't work, but do.
They've been a staple in every fashionista’s wardrobe for a few years now - quirky but still flattering, they can be dressed up with a pair of heels or you could rock the casual look with a pair of Adidas Superstars.
Perfect for the office, with some on-trend ankle boots and a glittery sock (or chunky wool sock if it's chilly), or paired down with trainers for weekend chill vibes. Whether you're looking for an outfit focal piece with bold prints, a go-to work wardrobe staple in grey suiting fabric, or a drawstring waistband for athleisure weekend-wear - you'll be hard pressed not to find the perfect pair for pretty much any occasion.
Ranging from high street heroes to designer gems, here's our edit of the best culottes out there right now, so you can add a pair (or several) to your new season wardrobe.
Check Crop Wide Leg Trouser, £129,
CHECKED CULOTTES, £29.99,
NikeLab stretch culottes, £115,
Ruffled crepe wide-leg pants, £255,
CULOTTES WITH ASYMMETRIC HEM, £29.99,
Starry Sky Print Culottes, £59,
HIGH-WAIST TROUSERS, £29.99,
Satin and Lace Culottes, £18,
Pleated cotton-velvet culottes, £545,
BEJEWELLED CULOTTES, £39.99,
Pleated Wide Leg Trouser, £129,
CONTRASTING STRIPED TROUSERS, £39.99,