Blue Jeans Babies!
My mom loves these Gap culottes and has owned them for a few years now in a size 14 (32). She likes a softer denim than I do, and so for my size 24, I opted for a thicker denim style from Gap's recent collection. Mom is more of a skirt person, so she loved the culotte cut as it mimics the style and cuts of skirts she would normally wear. "I like the style, and the frayed edge," she said. "You see how you can dress up in them, and I'm not a big jeans wearer so that falls right in the scope. I get a denim skirt look you know, variety." She dresses them up with a heel or a knee-high boot. She also has even worn a long tunic over it!
She likes this style as it's comfortable on her thighs, but she said that as she's not "hippy with much of a waist" she does need to wear a belt with them.
I'm more of a jeans every day person, so I wanted something relaxed but modern. I like this updated cut with a great loafer and fitted henley to play with my shape. I went for the high-waisted option to avoid that stumpy look I feared from a cropped wide leg.