The Case for Jumpsuit Culottes, Plus How to Wear Them
In 2014, you couldn't walk two steps without running into a jumpsuit. This spring, the trend has evolved, incorporating trendy new culottes to create hybrid styles that boast added volume and shortened hems. "This new jumpsuit style is very versatile, and it feels easier to wear because its more fluid," says Rebecca Taylor, who created her own textured teal style (above), as well as a solid black version. "Jumpsuits feel modern again, and this particular style is an update to the midi skirt or midi dress you have been seeing so much of lately."
Sound too hard to wear? "It's all about proportions," says Taylor. "Since the bottom of a culottes jumpsuit is voluminous, the top should be fitted so that it's not overwhelming." And no matter your height or body type, there's a way to make it work. "If you're not super tall, you can still wear this trend," says Taylor. "I think the trick is to make sure the length hits mid-calf to above the ankle and also pair it with a wedge to elongate legs."
Check out four of our favorite takes on the look below.
1. Veronica Beard
3. Rebecca Taylor