Word Origin for culottes. “a divided skirt,” 1911, from French culotte “breeches” (16c.), a diminutive of cul “bottom, backside, backside, anus,” from Latin culus “bottom, fundament.” Earlier, in the singular culotte , it was used to mean “knee-breeches” (1842). The garment became so synonymous with the French elite that during the French Revolution, 1789-1799, the trouser-wearing revolutionary soldiers were coined the ‘Sans Culottes’.Jan 1, 2016
Culottes have been a staple in the fashion world for seasons, and it doesn’t look like they plan on going anywhere. The perfect pants for work and play, culottes can be styled for just about any occasion.