I explained my issues with culottes when I reviewed Everlane's poplin culottes so I was a bit skeptical about these culottes from Grana. But since I had some credit (thank you guys for your support!) I thought, why not? And well... I'm still a bit undecided but have warmed up to them and like them more than I thought I would. Partially because I styled them a couple of different ways, threw some pictures up on instagram, and got some really good feedback on them (and a lot of likes, which is a sure feeling of validation lol).
I ordered these in a medium and they fit perfectly. Since the waistband is elastic, I'm sure a small would have fit as well (but with a medium it feels like I'm wearing very comfortable PJs). These culottes are made with the 22mm georgette satin silk (which I prefer over their 14mm silk used for their silk ankle pants). These, like their silk ankle pants are also made from double layers of silk so there's 0% chance of VPL (and the shape of the culottes help with that as well). The silk is so smooth, shiny and luxurious. The pants are super flowy and to me, have an avant-garde look (well I at least feel a bit avant-garde when I wear these).
I'm liking these pants enough that I'm thinking of giving the Everlane culottes another chance this summer. But if I do try them again I would probably need to hem them to suit my short legs. I'm thinking of hemming these as well. What do you think? Will they look better shorter?
And the outfit above got the most likes out of all the different ways I styled these pants. Maybe it's because I paired a Comme des Garcons look with a Comme des Garcons Play tee (similar here). Anyway I'm willing to give these pants a serious try in my current wardrobe, especially since I'm starting to really get tired of my skinny jeans. I would say the only drawback to these pants is that you have to be extra careful when going to the bathroom because of all that extra flowy and silky material. But other than that I'm really starting to warm up to this silhouette. What about you?