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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Kate paired the Supergas with a chic pair of culottes from Massimo Dutti and a shirt from M.I.H Jeans. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton's Favorite Sneakers Are On Sale During Amazon Prime Day," 15 July 2019 Maria Grazia Chiuri asked 'are clothes modern?' for Christian Dior's offering, a simplistic take on couture where the models wore flat sandals with culotte pants. Channing Hargrove,, "As Couture Week Changes For The Better, A Look At The Prettiest Dresses So Far," 5 July 2019 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

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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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