cu·​lotte | \ ˈkü-ˌlät How to pronounce culotte (audio) , ˈkyü-; kü-ˈlät, kyü- How to pronounce culotte (audio) \

Definition of culotte

: a divided skirt also : a garment having a divided skirt often used in plural

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Meghan Markle wore a Ralph Lauren striped button-up with white culottes to Wimbledon in 2018 on her first solo outing with Kate Middleton. Colleen Kratofil,, "Ralph Lauren Receives Honorary U.K. Knighthood from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace," 19 June 2019 Fall must-have: Impeccable vintage chunky-knit cream culottes. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Shop Fall Fashion Inspired by 14 Real Working Women," 20 Sep. 2018 Her style choices also have been compared to Kennedy's – for instance her fondness for culottes and cropped pants. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "President Trump likens first lady Melania Trump to 'Jackie O' but Twitter objects," 14 June 2019 To show off her work, Kate wore a chic pair of culottes from Massimo Dutti, paired with a shirt from M.I.H Jeans. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Wears Superga Sneakers to Debut Her Garden Design at the Chelsea Flower Show," 20 May 2019 Earlier today, Kate Middleton was sporting a pair of fashionable culottes and sneakers, showing children around her kid-friendly garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Wears Erdem to Show Queen Elizabeth Her Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show," 20 May 2019 Cyrus wore a Chanel tweed jacket and culottes on the red carpet, along with Chanel accessories. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth Packed on the PDA at Chanel's Pre-Oscars Dinner," 24 Feb. 2019 Lively walked the red carpet solo in her figure-hugging, bedazzled blazer and flowy, wide-legged culottes. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Blake Lively Wore Yet Another Suit to the 2018 VMAs," 20 Aug. 2018 Which could be an issue because... Yup, Young Ian went ahead and traded Roger for a necklace, and now this poor dude and his culottes are being dragged to upstate New York. Mehera Bonner, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jamie Made a Million Terrible Decisions in Tonight's Outlander," 7 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of culotte

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for culotte

French, breeches, from diminutive of cul backside — more at culet

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