Culottes are a must-have garment in every women's new season closet. From striking prints to silk options, there's sure to be a style at Mytheresa that will fulfill your desires. Adored by the fashion pack, we're following their lead in a pair of See by Chloé culottes and an oversized knit.
Originating from menswear
Over the past few seasons, the garment has made a compelling return in the world of fashion. The pants are both comfy and versatile; however, it's not the first time that they have glistened. The style has gone through numerous changes throughout hundreds of years.
At present, the word 'culotte' is associated with women's clothing, yet it was originally a type of men's pants. The phrase was first recorded during the Renaissance period when upper-class gentlemen would wear 'breeches', which in French translated to culottes.
Within the Victorian era, skirts were seen as the typical item to be worn by women. However, during the period, the iconic Elsa Schiaparelli took the dramatic move of wearing a pair of culottes which was considered to be a substantial jump regarding what was deemed as acceptable.
The outrage of her selection was short-lived, and pants for ladies soon became socially acceptable. Today, the palazzo pant style is favored amongst many and is indeed classified as a must-have garment. Available in a variation of materials and designs such as pleated and wide-legged we're confident that you'll look superb in a culotte outfit.
How to wear culottes
Many of us ponder how to dress a pair of this particular pants style; the secret, however, is easy - just keep it simple. Take tips from Keira Knightley and co-ordinate a top with black cropped pants then finish up the look with lavish jewels for a magnificent lunchtime outfit.
Denim culottes make the perfect off-duty garment. Dress a Valentino frayed edge number with a long cardigan and designer pumps for a casual weekend attire. A high-waisted design in a navy or a white tone makes extraordinary occasionwear. We're styling a Victoria, Victoria Beckham pair with a statement shirt and high-heeled sandals for a stand-out yet comfortable ensemble.
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