A far cry from the millennial-beloved skinny jeans that dominated the 2010s, wide-leg pants continue to trend. From baggy Y2K jeans to Daisy Jones-inspired bootcuts, searches for wide-leg pants are at a five-year all-time high in Google Trends. One silhouette we’re particularly jazzed about? Culotte pants. Whether you’re shopping at a national department store or a local boutique, chances are you’ve seen these dramatic, skirt-like trousers on offer somewhere.
“Culottes definitely tend to come in and out of style, but they lend themselves as more of a spring/summer bottom since they are typically lighter in weight and are shorter in length,” notes Chicago-based fashion stylist Katie Schuppler.
With warm weather on the way, we’ve rounded up 15 pairs of culotte pants you can scoop up now—from denim pairs to office-ready pants with crisp darts—plus, expert advice on how to style them.