One fashion “rule” I’ve always adhered to was that petites could not wear wide-leg pants. Well, thanks to an equally petite coworker who regularly rocked wide-leg pants, I took the plunge and bought my first pair of Zhou Culottes in Galaxy Blue. Since then, I’ve purchased another pair (Faded Stripe, which is black with a light pinstripe), wowed by their versatility. The high waist and side seams keep the volume from overwhelming my frame.
If they weren’t perfect enough, they’re also machine washable and wrinkle resistant — perfect for when we travel again. Throughout the fall, I’ve been pairing them with cropped, relaxed sweaters for a stepped-up, yet cozy, work-from-home look.
The Zhou is currently available for $195 at M.M.LaFleur in a dozen colors, and most are on sale (starting at $115)! The Pippa, the cropped cousin of the Zhou, is available in extended sizes (and a few other lucky sizes) and is also on sale. The Zhou Culotte