I’ve been waiting for this day: the day when fashion editors would once again acknowledge the flared jean. They made their return to the runway a year ago, and now we’re finally starting to see them on the streets again.
Years ago, wide-leg or flared trousers were my go-to look for the office. I was so reluctant to see them go that I was late to jump on the skinny jean bandwagon. Well, guess what? Flared legs are back, and I’ll be first in line for a new pair!
Here are a few pairs that have caught my eye:
Of course, each time a trend returns, there are slightly different rules. Where a few years ago, our flared jeans were low-cut, this time around they’re high-waisted, a true return to the 1970s:
Source: Solo Vintage
I love the look, especially when paired with a pair of heels to elongate your legs.
What I can’t get on board with is the cropped flare:
Maybe it’s the fact that I’m 5’11” and I’ve always battled too-short pants, but seeing a flared hem above the ankle just gives me the heebie-jeebies. I don’t care who’s touting this spring trend; it’s not for me.
Are you planning to try the new flared trend? Do you dare to go above the ankle? Will you keep the fit flared or more bell-bottom à la 1973?