From campus to kitchen, culottes are the new ’50s fashion (1955)

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From campus to kitchen, culottes are the new '50s fashion

From campus to kitchen, They’re wearing culottes

by Margaret Parker Gary, Women’s Day Fashion Department

Good campus companions — jerkin and knee-length culottes in an Orlon-and-wool blend, blouse in Acrilan jersey; both washable

The trim tailored-skirt look — new machine-washable blend in men’s-wear flannel weave coordinates with fine cotton-print blouse

For a busy day at home — culottes and blouse in light and dark tones of one color, crease-resistant, no-iron cotton

Wear them for sports or everyday chores – make them knee short or dress length from this becoming Woman’s Day pattern

Culottes are back in fashion again and for a very good reason. Let’s admit it, girls – far too few of us have the streamlined proportions needed for snug-fitting slacks, even though it took our disapproving men to convince us. More becoming and just as functional, culottes give you all the freedom of movement you need in workday chores or active sports, besides making a good appearance in public.

We’ve combined our gracefully cut culottes with a good-looking, easy-to-wear blouse and added a smart little belt-buttoned jerkin to complete the costume for street wear.

Simplicity culottes from 1955

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