Leading the culottes revival are the gorgeous Debbie at Lily Sage & Co and eternally stylish Kirsty B at Top Notch who have both inspired me with every version that they've made.
I can add Jillian of Sew Unravelled to that list now as well - I adore hers!
I love a girly silhouette, maxi dresses definitely for the win, however my history of climbing all trees/random vertical surfaces and then sitting cross legged on the floor, does limit the practicality of many skirts.
In my professional life, I've worn pencil skirts and maxis (not so practical), daft fitted dresses (let's just not go there again, although the pockets were a good thing), tailored trousers with collared shirts (I can't shake the sensation that I'm styling myself after security guards), PJs (seriously, I just can't be comfortable in a drawstring waist), I even led a petition for tailored shorts (in 1994). However my absolute favourite, and the style I chose when I have a choice, is culottes (well, ok, I'm very partial to a skort too).
I met my DH while wearing culottes and short or long, tailored or full, I wore them all.
I have some fabulous time-capsuled culotte patterns - These ones from Chloe even have buttoned sides... I sent a pattern overseas when Sew Grateful week was on, I so love the style and was convinced that the rest of the world must too...
|Gorman inspiration, V2675 Carol Horn, V2855 Chloe, S9787 view 1 blue|
|Vogue 2675 circa 1982|
|They have volume, perfect for sitting cross legged ;)|
|The difference in width between the back and front of each leg|
|playing with pleating #yespineapplesareathing|