Why You Absolutely Need Black Culottes In Your Wardrobe





I just need you to bear with me a few minutes whilst I let this morning’s second cup of coffee get into my veins and into my brain and give me a boost of sassy writing skills.

The writer’s block is in fact so extreme this morning, that I’ve actually had to pause the episode of Baby Daddy playing in the background because the noise was interrupting the conversation I was having with myself in my head.

(Can any other Baby Daddy fans please stand up and make themselves known please? I need to feel less alone right now. Thanks cherubs).

So yeah, black culottes.

The new wardrobe staple for sitting about the house, going out for dinner, going to house parties, going to meetings and just being an all-round sassy bitch.

And when I say new wardrobe staple, I mean, wardrobe staple I bought back in April and then wore once and hid at the back of my wardrobe along with all the date night dresses that have never seen the light of day.

But hey, I’ve rediscovered them and I am OBSESSED. So obsessed in fact that they have entirely replaced jeans. Like, I physically don’t remember the last time I wore jeans.


I’m just going to list for you a few reasons why black culottes are pretty much as good as a Domino’s stuffed crust dunked in a garlic and herb dip.



They go with everything. They go with striped tees and cute blouses and slogan tees and roll neck jumpers and lace camis and well I’ve run out of ideas for things people wear on their top halves.

You can wear things tucked in of them or tucked out of them. Which, let’s be honest, you can’t really do with skinny jeans without looking like a bit of a plonker.

The disguise a big bum and big thighs. Like um hello you have no idea what’s hiding under here.

They’re as comfy as pyjamas. Almost. Well maybe not BUT you can sit cross-legged in them without wanting to cry and that counts for something. WAY better than jeans for sure.

They’re suitable for work and for jazzing up with a low-cut top and a lipstick for sashaying about a party with a glass of prosecco in your hand.

OK, I think I’m at the end of my list. How are you feeling?

Also, these culottes aren’t so much culottes as cropped trousers because of my measly height, but you get the gist.

They’re still available at New Look, so I’m just going to leave the link here in case Monday’s got the better of you…


Photography by Bang On Style.






  • Hannah Gale I love your blog bro but I just can’t get in with this culottes trend! At 5ft (0) and blatantly petite I feel like they’d drown me! You however, look very very nice in them 🙂 xxx

    • Ahaha this made me laugh, I really held my breath braced for a ‘but, you’re an idiot’ comment. Dare you to try a pair on 🙊

  • You look great in them, Hannah, I am not so sure I can pull them off myself, though. And your bag is gorgeous, where is it from?

    P.S. I love your sense of humour and I’m always waiting for my daily Hannah-dose.

  • Oh man I need to start wearing my sassy pear of black culottes! I bought some last year in Zara feeling all trendy and have not worn them since. It’s gonna happen this week. Fo Sho. Looking lovely as per 🙂 Immy x


  • Amy

    Hannah these photos are amazing, I swear your outfit pictures just get better and better! Also you’ve pretty much persuaded me that I need a pair of black culottes in my wardrobe, think I need to start a #HGmakingmespendmoney hashtag. I loooove that jacket too!
    Amy xx

    • Awww thanks so much, this has made my day. You sweetheart! Working with Debs from Bang On Style to nail my outfit photos has been one of the best things I’ve ever done xx

  • Not sure about the culottes if I’m honest. My mum used to make me wear a pair to school and I think it’s scarred me for life! 😂 You however look amazing as always! Keep doing you xx

    • Awww man what a way to go ruin a trend for you! x

  • These would be perfect for work, especially during the summer months x


  • ABSOLUTELY agree. Buying black culottes has been one of the best things I’ve done all year. They’re just so comfy and go with everything. Plus, more space for pizza!

    Love, Kerstin

    • Big fat yes to all of this. There’s no button jabbing you in the belly when you *accidentally* eat too much 🙈

  • As comfy as PJs yet you look like someone fashionable who has made an effort = the reason I am obsessed with culottes. I cannot get enough of them and these are the perfect staple pair!

    • Big 100% agree with this. They make you look a *bit* cool and are yet pretty much trackie bottoms in disguise. What’s not to love? x

  • It’s because of you that I’ve actually bought a pair of culottes! I was always worried because I’m quite short, but you rock them as a shortie, so I thought I’d give them a try – LOVE THEM. Thanks for the inspiration, girl!

  • You look babein, but I don’t think I could pull them off! What I really love though, is your bag!


  • Friggin love culottes, even on a small gal they are just so comfy and cool – I need more pairs, perfect for nipping in the waist and going form day to night.

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • What a babe! These pics are ace. I love my culottes; number one outfit if I know I’m going to eat a lot at dinner!


  • I’m totally with you on this one! I just purchased a pair of black culottes and like you I know I am going to get so much wear out of them…

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