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Where Do You Stand on Summer's Most Controversial Trend?

Which side of the culotte debate are you on?

Summer's Most Controversial Trend
Illustration by Tanya Leigh Washington

I can't pretend I ever loved culottes. In fact, they perplexed me since my days of back-to-school shopping at Mervyn's (RIP). But hey, they were practical for the playground and a girl with a mullet could've done worse.

Now that the blogging world is embracing all things '90s (hello, overalls!), I shouldn't be shocked these skirtpants joined in the fun. The hybrid piece didn't just slip into a few wardrobes, however. Everyone. Is. Wearing. Them. Even our BFF/queen Jennifer Lawrence! And they're actually looking surprisingly, bafflingly good. Of course, these aren't the knee-length pleated variety I sported back in the day. Thank goodness.

Behold:

Elegant Culottes

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Gary Pepper Girl

Tough Culottes

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Indecisive Culottes

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Culottes in Disguise

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Suit Culottes

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Sexy Culottes

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Artistic Culottes

Karla's Closet
Karla's Closet

And—wait for it...

CULOTTE OVERALLS.

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These ladies make a strong case and there really is no harm in giving the trend a try. They do look mighty comfortable, after all. Even if days aren't filled with monkey bars like they ought to be.

What say you on culottes—yay or nay?

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