Culottes are garments that look and hang like skirts but are, in fact, pants.
These pants first appeared in the 1500s and they were worn initially by French, aristocratic males. They became a garment for females from the Victorian era, being a necessity especially for the physically active women who wanted to ride horses and bikes.
Today, after many years, culottes are incredibly chic and an essential staple for every fashionista.
This pretty messy bottom piece is a voguish piece of clothing that looks structured and cool.
At first glace, they can seem intimidating, because of their awkward length, but the key is to treat them as you would with a midi skirt. Also, you need to know that choosing the right pair of shoes for culottes is important. You can add length with a pump or sandal or you can go low-key with some sneakers or loafers.
Culottes can be an awesome choice for wearing to work, but you can include them also in relaxed looks. Depending on your style, you are free to choose how to wear them: in chic, polished, edgy, messy, casual or sophisticated ensembles.
What we love about culottes is their versatility, allowing you to wear them with plenty of pieces you already own in your closet!