I don’t know about you, but about 10 years ago when gaucho pants were all the rave I wore them. And let me tell you, they were not flattering. Jersey/cotton wide leg cropped pants, yikes! I’ve been spotting these wide legged cropped pants around the city, but something is different. Yes, there is a (slight) difference between culottes and gaucho pants. Gaucho’s can be found mostly in jersey/cotton and are wide from the hips down to the knee or calf. Culottes have a bit more shape to them and come in many different fabrics. Culottes can also be found in a wider shape resembling a skirt where the wider gaucho still look more like a pant with more of a flair at the bottom. Anyway- I am admiring some of the street style looks and have culottes ‘penciled’ on my Spring/Summer shopping list. Here is the thing, these fun/cool/trendy pants look the best on a tall/thin body type. I have full hips/thighs so how does that work? Well, I will tell you. I’m going to look for a pair in a structured material, most likely black, and make sure that they are fitted on my bum THEN widen after the curve. I will also only wear them with a wedge, stack or kitten heel to give my look height. Otherwise as much as I LOVE the look below with sneakers, on my body I will run the risk of looking dumpy.