Fashion item: Culottes
You have maybe seen me wearing these weird looking wide leg knee-length pants before in my blog, but I will talk a little bit closer what are culottes and why they are so popular fashion item right now.
I can describe culottes as pants which make me looking like that I’m wearing a skirt, but I’m actually not. This word is coming from men’s fashion and it goes way back to the Renessans. First culottes where tight pants ending just below the knee and only men were wearing them. Later on the term “culottes” was co-opted from the original French definition of the word to describe split riding skirts. You have maybe heard the term “skorts” which is a co-word from shorts and skirts more often in some areas. I just love this French related word for these awesome trousers.
Why do I like them that much? Because they are so comfortable and they also look so cool. Culottes are just perfect pants for any kind of weather and I tell you that these knitted culottes what I’m wearing in these photos they are just as warm as well. I love this cut and I think even if it’s getting colder outside I would still show some skin and with culottes it’s still possible.
How to style culottes that you still look fashionable? I recommend you to try a t-shirt and vest combo where you can decide that should you wear the t-shirt tucked in or all down to create more volume to your outfit. I also like to wear culottes together with crop tops and high heels to feel myself even taller because culottes are unfortunately making everybody shorter. I also like to try wear co-ord sets where one part is culotte pants like in this article. I’m wearing two piece co-ord knitted Lindex set and I can say that first they look really awesome together and second this set is so warm and perfect for this cold winter weather.
Co-ord knitted set Lindex, vest Zara, boots Alexander Wang x H&M
Hope you find some interesting facts about these knee length wide leg trousers and your ready to try them as well!