Rad Or Bad: Culottes, Spring 2011's Childhood Throwback

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We're usually the first to snatch up a two-for-one deal, but spring's revival of the culotte has us pausing. The fit is wide and loose, which does provide a welcome change of pace from the tight cut-offs dominating street fashion the past few seasons. Plus, its illusory element allows you to seemingly rock a skirt, while preventing those pesky fall winds from spoiling your style via a skyward hem. But this fashion throwback totally reminds us of our favorite outfit from the playground days—as if it'd only feel complete if we wore the short with colorful hair ties and Hush Puppies. Marc by Marc Jacobs, Richard Chai Love, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Vena Cava have all incorporated the culotte into their spring 2011 collections, but would you rock this throwback trend?
Above, from left: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Vena Cava, Richard Chai. For the rest of the runway images, please visit Style.com.
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