Kate Middleton's Favorite Pants Are the Perfect Comfy Alternative to Jeans — Shop 9 Pairs for Under $34
These trendy trousers are perfect for fall.
Kate Middleton is a culotte queen! The Duchess of Cambridge’s typical uniform consists of feminine, floral-print midi dresses, so when she steps out wearing anything else, we notice — as is the case for her culottes.
Over the past few months, Kate has worn three different pairs of the stylish wide-leg trousers on three separate occasions — so it’s safe to say, she’s obsessed, and so are we. As the Duchess has proven (see below), the mid-calf cropped pant is versatile enough to be worn with anything from a dressy blouse and heel to a t-shirt and sneakers, making them the perfect piece to wear between seasons. With styles ranging from relaxed khaki culottes to dressy pleated culottes, the Duchess has quite a few different versions of the trendy trousers in her closet.
If you want to add a little flare to your fall wardrobe (a la Kate), scroll down to shop nine Duchess-inspired culottes from Amazon — all under $34.
Kate’s Black Dressy Culottes
During her most recent outing to the Sunshine House Children and Young People’s Health and Development Centre in London, Kate wore a black polka-dot shirt tucked into a pair of high-waisted black culottes. This dressier version of the pant is perfect for those looking to incorporate it into their work wardrobe.
To buy: Tsful Women’s Casual Loose Wide Leg Pants Pull On Dress Pant, $23, amazon.com; Made by Johnny Women’s High Elastic Waistband Wide Leg Palazzo Culotte Gaucho Capri Pants, $16, amazon.com; Tronjori Women High Waist Casual Leg Long Palazzo Pants Trousers, $24-$34, amazon.com
Kate’s Casual Garden Culottes
A trip to the garden calls for a more casual pant (a.k.a. — not jeans) — which is why Kate opted for a pair of relaxed camel-colored culottes to unveil her Back to Nature Garden. The breezy, wide-leg trousers are a step above casual, yet stylish and comfortable enough to move around freely in.
To buy: Verdusa Women’s High Waist Button Fly Wide Leg Pants Long Palazzo Trousers, $19–$37, amazon.com; Tropic Bliss Women’s Organic Cotton Capri Pants, $25-$33, amazon.com; Tronjori Women High Waist Casual Leg Long Palazzo Pants Trousers, $24-$34 amazon.com
Kate’s Navy Nautical Culottes
During the King’s Cup Regatta charity sailing race in August, the Duchess of Cambridge channeled nautical-chic with her navy culottes. The navy trousers are the perfect not-too-dressy but not-too-casual style pants for everyday wear.
To buy: Rekucci Women’s Ease in to Comfort Fit Capri with Button Detail, $30, amazon.com; Alexander + David Women’s Casual Linen Crops Culottes, $30, amazon.com; Cemi Cri Women’s J2 Love Flowing Palazzo Pants, $11-$28, amazon.com