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?
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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.
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
Hmmm, I like, I need, I want, I must have…..by hook or by crook.
Deep sigh! Lol
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.
I like the green n blue look. Comfy wear.
Hmm…these culottes look like Japanese hakamas. Just saying… JC
I love culottes! But I prefer the longer type and not the one that stops just below the knee
I have a pair i haven’t worn in aaages. You just inspired me to dig em out. Mwah!
Hehehe… Don’t forget to send me pictures o.
Nice, as a guy I never knew that’s what they are called. Thanks for the history lessons 😉 it is being a while I’ve been here, kind of miss your blog.
Thank you Simeon…
Classic! Now I know what it’s called.