WAIT! I know what you’re thinking — that culottes are just baggy, long shorts that cannot possibly look good — but please hear me out. If you like full midi skirts, you should really consider trying culottes because they give you the same silhouette — dramatic volume with a tiny waist! — without the risk of exposing your ass should a gust of wind attack. The key to wearing culottes is balancing the proportions of your top and bottom half — because culottes are so voluminous, you should wear them with a tucked in or cropped top. Heels, of course, look great with culottes, but I totally think you can rock them with flats too. I immersed myself in the mindset of a culotte-wearing fashionista and came up with three ways to wear this pair from Topshop. Click on to see all three outfits and then tell me if I’ve managed to convince you to give culottes a shot.