We already showed you 7 ways to style them last time, but THB we love giving you a little extra. Fun fact: They have a great feminist backstory. Having become popular in Victorian England for allowing daring ladies to secretly wear shorts while it looked like they were wearing skirts. The humble culottes, or 'divided skirts', were trousers in disguise that let these women ride horses and play tennis without flashing their knickers. If you're looking for ways to style up a pair of culottes as part of a brilliantly flattering outfit, head this way to seek inspiration .