Five fantastic culotte combos inspired by Kate Middleton
Katie Wright selects the best duchess-like duos from the high street
The Duchess of Cambridge has recently been embracing culottes - and fashion fans are thrilled. While Kate usually favours typically feminine dresses, we love it when she opts for something a little bit more tailored and fashion-forward.
At the Chelsea Flower Show in May the duchess wore camel-coloured culottes from Massimo Dutti with a pretty white shirt by MIH Jeans.
An appearance at the Natural History Museum in London earlier this month was another example. The mum-of-three chose a pair of green Jigsaw culottes teamed with a scallop neck Warehouse knit, quilted Chanel bag and heeled court shoes, all in burgundy.
The muted block colours were suitably autumnal and the combination of a snug- fitting top with swishy culottes made for a beautiful silhouette.
There are plenty of other stylish options on the high street, along with high-necked knitwear, so you can steal the royal's style.
But how do you do culottes like a duchess?
Structured styles in a longer length are the best choice, with a slim-fit knit in a contrasting or tonal colour tucked in.
As for shoes, court heels like Kate's are ideal for their leg-lengthening effects (especially if you're worried about feeling a bit drowned by a loose cropped trouser).
Trainers work well for a more casual look as long as they're low rise - high tops and boots can look a bit too chunky.
Ready to shop the look? Here are five culotte combos we love...