The flared trousers look is reminiscent of the 1960s and has since become one of the late 20th century’s more significant trends. Thanks to the floor-skimming silhouette’s leg-lengthening effect, the pants are back and just as trendy as ever! Previously worn with insanely high platforms, the flared look makes a comeback with the more elegant stiletto heel.
This is one rare, universal trend, that will work for every woman because the wide-leg flare balances out the hips of curvy women while adding volume to those with a slender frame.
Whether in denim or formal wools and cottons, they are comfortable and super easy to accessorise. Here are some tips to flare with effortless flair…
1. KEEP IT SIMPLE. If you want to try out flared jeans but aren’t sure where to start, you cannot go wrong with a tee or tank. A crisp white top works well with formal flared pants, and if you want to make it a touch edgier for going out at night, toss on a cropped or leather jacket.
2. HEAD TO TOE DENIM. Denim through and through is another trend on its own. So go all out in a denim jacket with your flared jeans [preferably of the same colour], for a super cool ensemble that will work, day or night.
3. GO SMART CASUAL. A cropped blazer balances out the proportions of a wider leg. You can tuck a button-down shirt into your pants and toss on a favourite blazer to create an office-friendly, smart-casual workwear look.
4. BRIGHT AND LIGHT. Flared pants also make for a great sunny day out. Pair your favourite jeans with a crop top, beach hat, and sunglasses for a light breezy look.
5. PICK PROPER FOOTWEAR. Bell bottoms can look baggy and shaggy if they’re dragging on the floor. And since – to really capture the look – they have to be uber long, get an appropriate heel to ensure they are just a few millimetres off the ground.
6. ACCESSORIZE WITH A BELT. If you are wearing a crop top or are tucking your shirt into your pants, you’ll have an opportunity to show off a trendy belt that can star as a statement piece.