How to Style Pleated Culottes: 15 Amazing Ideas

The pleated culottes is a very unique piece clothing borrows the elegance from skirts and the cool factor from wide leg pants. They are mostly wore as part of a business casual work outfit. The reasons I like it so much is that they are so comfortable to wear and they look very cozy which helps add some refreshing feel to a serious working day. They are pretty easy to style as long as you keep things simple. In this blog post, I am going to show you some of the best pleated culottes outfit ideas.

Button Up Shirt with White Pleated Culottes


As mentioned, one of the keys to style pleated culottes is to keep things simple. As a perfect example, this outfit basically consists of a form fitting white shirt and white pleated culottes. For the shoes, simply wear nude heeled sandals. It is basically an all-white outfit that is great for those of you who are minimalists.

White Lace Crop Top with Pale Pink Pleaded Culottes

white lace crop top pale pink pleaded culottes

As another minimal outfit, this one is more sexy and feminine. Wear a white lace top and pale it with pale pink pleaded culottes and heeled sandals. For your information, pleaded culottes in the color of pale pink are very easy to style especially with white top. The white top, pale pink culottes and heeled sandals combination almost always work. As an additional thing to note for this particular, this one is more suitable for dining out or friends’ gathering as in my opinion, showing some skin in the workplace is not really a good idea, even if you are doing that in a beautiful and healthy way.

Wear Grey Culottes with Wool Coat

grey culottes with wool coat

Now, let’s do a more creative one that you don’t see often. It is an outfit that is consists of a grey wool coat and color-matching pleaded culottes. Complete this monotone outfit with heels of the exact same color. Monotone outfits can look stunning when done right, and can look really boring if done poorly. The outfit is a good example of the former group, with its clever texture combination of wool and culottes. Another thing that can really get rid of the boring factor is the character in the person wearing it. So, for those of you who are charismatic, you will be just fine wearing monotone outfits.

Wear with Off The Shoulder White Blouse

off shoulder white blouse pale pink culottes

I can see this one as a perfect outfit for friends’ gathering and dining out. The outfit consists of a off-shoulder white blouse, light grey pleaded culottes and color-matching sandals. The colors and cuttings of the pieces just look so well matched, giving the outfit that chic look that feels just right.

Wear with Cropped Long Sleeve White Blouse

cropped white blouse pale pink culottes

To go one step further, especially for those of you that have the perfect waistline, wear a similar outfit as the previous one, but this time, wear a off-shoulder cropped blouse to show more skin. You would want to balance it out though by wearing a long necklace to make the outfit better balanced.

Off The Shoulder Black Top with White Culottes

white pleaded culottes off shoulder black top

I cannot end a list of outfit ideas without mentioning the white version of the item I am exploring. With zero surprise, a black and white outfit is one that I would recommend to you. For the top, wear a off the shoulder black form fitting blouse. Pair it with white pleaded culottes and nude heeled sandals. This outfit is also a good demonstration of the narrow-top-wide-bottom trick that can make you look taller and slimmer.

Wear with Longline Black Blazer

longling black blazer culottes

Now, it’s time to mention the black pleaded culottes. One way to style it is to wear them with a black and white horizontal striped tee, a longline black blazer and black strappy heels.

V Neck Tank Top & White Pleaded Culottes

v neck tank top white pleaded culottes

You can also wear culottes as casual street outfit in the summer. For those of you who never like the young and casual look of tee-and-denim-shorts summer outfits, something that looks more mature and feminine like this outfit may be for you. Simply wear a black v neck tank top with white pleaded culottes. Complete this chic outfit with open-toe heels.

Wear with White Lace Top & Denim Jacket

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This one is an interesting one if you look more closely. You may be able to see that the culottes is made of silk. So, that adds a little bit of uniqueness and eye catchiness to the outfit. Even more interestingly, the culottes are paired with a white lace top, a denim jacket and grey converse. That is like putting four pieces that don’t work at all on paper. A surprisingly, they match really well together. That is mix-and-match at its finest.

Wear with Grey Oversized Knit Sweater

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I have mentioned before that narrow-top-wide-bottom is a nice trick that can make you look taller and slimmer. On the other hand, wide-top-wide-bottom is something to avoid. Having said that, this particular outfit really shows that there is an exception to that, and that exception happens only for those are already tall. So, for those of you that belongs to that lucky group of people, the good thing about wearing a grey oversized knit sweater with black pleaded culotte is that they are going to make you look smaller and more fragile.

Black Tee with Grey Pleated Culottes

black t shirt with grey pleated culottes

For a stylish street look, simply pair a black cropped t shirt with grey high waisted, pleated culottes. For the shoes, you can wear something funky like the silver heels or just keep it casual with white sneakers.

Wear with Black and White Striped Tee & Blue Denim Jacket

black and white stripeed t shirt blue denim jacket

Seems like I haven’t talked enough about how to wear pleaded culottes with a jacket. A very way to style them is to wear with a denim jacket. You can simple wear a black and white striped t shirt with the pale pink culottes.

I hope that enjoy the list of pleaded culottes outfit ideas I have just shared. Hopefully, you will find them useful and give some of them a try.