17 Pairs of Breezy Pants You Can Sweat In

Skinny jeans, we love you, but sometimes, we just need a little more leg room. Enter: the culotte. The lovechild of the cutoff and the maxi skirt, culottes are a summer must (I mean, sweaty thighs need a reprieve too!).
Though culottes have become more on trend in the past few seasons, some women are still hesitant to try the mid-length look. Perhaps you hate their boxy appearance? Try a high waisted pair that are form-fitting at the top (pro tip: a tie-waist is always flattering). Not only that, these breezy pants exude a chic effortlessness, whether you are wearing them to work or out on the town — it's literally a no-brainer foundation for a wear-everywhere ensemble.
Ahead, our top summer culotte picks for wherever the season takes you.
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Christopher Kane Pansy Embroidered Culottes, $1,095 $547.50, available at Christopher Kane.
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Tibi Belted Silk Crepe de Chine Culottes, $595 $267.75, available at The Outnet.
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Madewell Wide-Leg Crop Jeans: Lace-up Edition, $148 $79.99, available at Madewell.
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Style Mafia High-Rise Wide-Leg Pants, $169, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Kéji Cropped Checked Jeans, $430 $215, available at Net-A-Porter.
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& Other Stories Starry Sky Print Culottes, $85, available at & Other Stories.
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The Seafarer Wide Leg Culottes, $335 $268, available at Farfetch.
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Asos Tailored Check Culotte with Oversized D-Ring Detail Belt, $67, available at ASOS.
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Zara Culottes, $35.90, available at Zara.
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Milly Cady Cropped Slit Culottes, $395 $177.75, available at Shopbop.
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H&M Denim Culottes High Waist , $29.99, available at H&M.
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Steven Alan Denim Travel Culottes, $245, available at Amazon.
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Proenza Schouler Worsted Wool-Blend Belted Culottes, $950, available at Barneys New York.
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COS Cotton Twill Culotte Trousers, $115, available at COS.
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Ulla Johnson Giada Trouser, $335, available at Garmentory.