Have you wandered on to this post, wondering what the hell a culotte is? Well, let us explain.
Once part of the upper-class gentleman’s wardrobe, the culotte now something of a fashion staple. For women. It’s most frequently seen as wide-legged shorts that fall at or below the knee but it can also be cut to resemble a skirt. It had its hey-day back in the 60s but now it’s seeing quite a revival.
In fact, you’re looking for shorts anywhere right now, you’ll probably have spotted these. It’s no surprise really. They’re long enough to be suitable for work while being stylish enough to be dressed in a pair of heels and a clutch bag.
Curious? We’ve picked ten of our favourite culottes that’ll work in the office or at the bar.
Anna Maria print culotte from Oasis
Priced at £40.
Printed culotte from New Look
Priced at £19.99
Sky at Dawn culottes from Kelly Love
Priced at £290.
Mosaic print culottes from Whistles
Priced at £160.
Cube pleated cotton culottes from Runway 1205
Priced at £405.
Cape leaf culottes from Topshop
Priced at £42.
Pink wide crop linen-blend trousers from Marni
Priced at £580.
Scuba culotte in garden floral print from ASOS Premium
Priced at £55.
Scallop detail culottes from Biba
Priced at £79.
Lace culottes with short underlay from Kirsty Ward
Priced at £425.