Era Challenge - 70s with culottes

What's the difference between culottes and palazzo pants?  Length?  (Obviously).  Is there more?
I'm combining them here, because I found examples of both when I searched pinterest for 70s style inspiration :)

I don't have inspiration pics for all of these, but where I do have them, I'll paste them in.
#1 Culottes with tonal flowy shirt.
#2-3 Same flowy shirt with palazzo pants.  (I rather like this, and think it might work for a dressy event).
#4 inspiration pic for tonal wide pants with flowy shirt.
#5 another, not so successful, attempt at something like the inspiration pic.
#6 Palazzo pants with boxy, flowy top.
#7 inspiration pic for #6.
#8 flowy top with denim culottes (are they too big looking now?  I think I liked the fit better last summer)

These are all intended to look at least sort of 70s, for the era challenge, but I think I'd wear several of them as-is now.  And I'm going to be reading Angie's suggestions for culottes over and over, because I really enjoy wearing these!

Suggestions for improvements?

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9 Comments

  • rachylou replied 2 years ago

    I love your #2 for right now. But boy nothing says '70s to me like culottes. I was embarrassed by them in the '70's btw. I was scandalised by pants for girls and my mum was all feminist on me... ahahaha!

    I feel... haha... the difference between culottes and palazzos is... rayon. Now rayon, nothing's says '90s to me like rayon. Lol. I make myself laugh.

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    (Yes. Length). 

    Ooooh. I'm liking the look of #5 because cobalt is dazzling on you, Amy. Fun with black. I can't see much of the all black outfits unfortunately, but the culottes look like winners. Fab top and bottom proportions in #1. 

  • Daria replied 2 years ago

    Black culottes look very promising! (Agree with Angie that it's hard to see all black on the photo). And shoes look like fun.

  • amiable replied 2 years ago

    Yeah - sorry that photos are awfully black!  Let me see if I can lighten them up.  It rained outside all day today, and lazy as I am, I didn't want to go outside to take pictures in the rain even for better light.

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    I really love the culottes on you. They look quite "flowy" -- is that correct? I think you can wear them brilliantly. 

  • amiable replied 2 years ago

    Yes - the culottes in #1 are quite flowy.  I'll be wearing them more, as they're very practical and fit well :)  Hopefully they'll render better in pictures on not-quite-so-dismal days.

  • CocoLion replied 2 years ago

    Love #8!  No they are not too big, they look perfect to me.  I like the flowy culottes in #1 as well.  Not as big a fan of the palazzo pants, but probably because they read better in movement.  #6 is my favorite among the palazzo looks because the bare arms help break up the expanse of dark color.

  • shevia replied 2 years ago

    Love both culottes on you. With the first one, I would also try a lighter shoe and/or a bit of a heel. I know I am a flats person but with culottes a bit of heel seems to make a big difference. The others are just to dark to appreciate properly (it is hard to even see they are pants) but I love the concept.

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    You've done a great job with the culottes and flowy pants! I love 1 and 8. The other photos are hard to make out, but I can see from your inspiration photos that you've achieved the character, even if I can't make out the details. (Black is sooo hard to photograph--don't feel bad about it.) I also think these drapey pants are about the hardest thing to capture in photos, regardless of color. You need one of those wind machines they've used in the models' pics!

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