cu·lotte | \ˈkü-ˌlät, ˈkyü-;kü-ˈlät, kyü- \

Definition of culotte 

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

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So have the increasing popularity of high-necked blouses, square tops that hide curves, culottes and jumpsuits. Rafia Zakaria, The New Republic, "The Feminist Future of Modesty," 12 June 2018 Pieces available in the collection include high-waisted black culottes for $895 and a cobalt blue and black animal print long-sleeve tee at $325. Kavita Daswani,, "Designers behind Proenza Schouler find fresh inspiration on a road trip from L.A. to West Texas," 19 Apr. 2018 The entire list of items is too large to print in full, but highlights include: cardigans, culottes, cargo pants, rompers, pocket squares, and slippers along with the standard Kanye stuff, like tees and sweatshirts. Cam Wolf, GQ, "New Kanye West Merch Might Be on the Way," 19 Apr. 2018 Take inspiration from this Australia Fashion Week attendee and try out the culotte trend, paired with chic lace-ups, a tennis sweater and classic blazer. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Shop the Street Style Look: Preppy in Sydney," 20 Apr. 2015 McCardell’s postwar bicycling culottes were a streamlined version of the hybrid skirt/trousers of the turn of the century. Christine Ro, The Atlantic, "How Cycling Clothing Opened Doors for Women," 15 Apr. 2018 Iris & Ink Jac belted cotton-twill culottes, $150; 2. The Cut, "What 5 Women in Fashion Want for Spring," 23 Mar. 2018 Queen Maxima opted for frills in a ladylike dress punctuated by tobacco accessories, while Queen Rania chose to wear a Salvatore Ferragamo tailored jacket and Alexander McQueen wide-leg culottes. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Queen Rania of Jordan and Queen Maxima Coordinate Like Only Royals Can," 21 Mar. 2018 Queen Rania, 47, chose a minimal but equally chic turtleneck, blazer, white Alexander McQueen culottes, light gray pumps, and snakeskin handbag. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Queen Rania of Jordan Had a Stylish Royal Meet-up," 21 Mar. 2018

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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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