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 “sans-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.
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 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 🙂