Culotte Tuesday …

f52e696182cb2a00095ce414687f88f9Hey Guys!

Did you all know that culottes were originally worn by the gentlemen of the European upper-classes from the late middle ages or renaissance through the early nineteenth century and became popular in France during the reign of Henry III?

Well now you know and you’re welcome. Appropriately, Culottes have a feminist backstory. After their popularisation in 18th-century France (so closely were they associated with the ruling class that their opposers were known as β€œsans-culottes”) in Victorian England they were trousers in disguise – skirts that would split apart to enable women ride horses, play tennis and ride bicycles.

History lesson over lol. I personally find it funny and cool at the same time that anything and everything can be turned into a fashion statement. Clothing items from way back are making comebacks with a little more umph added to them. I like!

Even though culottes are not flattering on everyone, they can be worn in so many cool ways. I found pictures of how people styled theirs on pinterest.

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I think culottes are uber chic and can be worn to and for various occasions. You can dress them up with heels, blazers, etc, or keep them pretty casual as seen in the last picture. My favs are the red look and Β last look (the super casual one). What’s your take on culottes and what look(s) do you like the most?

Need a pair? Send me an email and I’ll hook you up πŸ™‚

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14 Comments

  • sophie April 21, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Nice. To think that I owned a pair years ago and didn’t know what they were called.

    Ooh thanks for the history lesson too.

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  • Anthonia April 21, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Interesting discovery. I think they are cool in a really funny way but they have made their way into modern fashion and its nicely done

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  • omozafe April 21, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Hmmm, I like, I need, I want, I must have…..by hook or by crook.

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  • Bookie April 21, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I love culottes a lot but I feel they’d look great on everyone but me, I have a slim frame, I might as well be lost in them lol.

    http://www.thelifeofbey.wordpress.com

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  • ann April 21, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    I like the green n blue look. Comfy wear.

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  • Jason Christopher April 22, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Hmm…these culottes look like Japanese hakamas. Just saying… JC

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  • Cassandra Ikegbune April 23, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I love culottes! But I prefer the longer type and not the one that stops just below the knee

    http://www.cassiedaves.com

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  • aisha April 26, 2015 at 11:24 am

    I have a pair i haven’t worn in aaages. You just inspired me to dig em out. Mwah!

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    • Grace Gigi April 26, 2015 at 11:25 am

      Hehehe… Don’t forget to send me pictures o.

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  • Adeyemi Simeon April 29, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Nice, as a guy I never knew that’s what they are called. Thanks for the history lessons πŸ˜‰ it is being a while I’ve been here, kind of miss your blog.

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  • Tobey May 2, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Classic! Now I know what it’s called.

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I appreciate all your comments!

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