Are culottes suitable wear for working out in the gym?
The potential problems that might make culottes an issue for working out in a gym are:
- The wider pant legs may get caught up in the equipment. This may not be as much of an issue on a treadmill, but cycles or weighted equipment could be problematic (especially if the pant legs are really wide).
- The material may not be suitable for working out in. You'll want something breathable, for sure. I've found that moisture wicking fabrics are beneficial as well.
Honestly, it's more important that you find something that you love to do and that you feel comfortably dressed while doing it. There are a lot of exercise clothing options out there, and everyone has their own style. Go with what you feel good in.
I will suggest that you invest in a good pair of shoes though.