Trend Report: Our Legs Can Breathe, The Flare is Back!

April 22, 2010 • Fashion

Fall 2010 looks from Balmain, Derek Lam and Gareth Pugh Fall 2010 looks from Balmain, Derek Lam and Gareth Pugh

Are your skinny jeans pulling away as you grab out to them? Do you hear your legs screaming as you pinch them into these tight constraints?

Thankfully, the refreshing flare pant is coming back into our lives for fall 2010. The fad was seen on runways of designers like Derek Lam, Balmain and Gareth Pugh, and although it’s predicted for fall, the summer nights may see a little bell as well.

I put a pair on the other day and figured I’d wait until the weather warmed up a little to throw on a flowy, simple tank top and of course attack the ensemble with accessories! It gets me in this hippie mood where life is just peaceful and happy. If that isn’t enough, it also flatters legs making the upper thigh look smaller in comparison to the flared bottoms. With skinny jeans, our upper thighs are competing with the circumference of our ankles! 

Check these looks out for starters!


Items in this set:

1. Lily and Lionel Washed Leather Biker Jacket, $605

2. Top Shop Hawaiian Bandeau Tunic, $55

3. Top Shop Curved Straw Boater, $40

4. SMYTHE Dickens Blazer with detachable vest, $585

5. Sass & Bide Embellished Tank Top, $245

6. Tom Ford Brown Tortoise Print Aviator Sunglasses, $210

7. His V-neck T, $65

8. Han Paul Senior Sunglasses, $198

9. Proenza Schouler Bag, $2,170

10. Jill Sander Tubular Handle leather bag, $1,900

11. DVB High Waist Wide Leg, Stone Bleach, $189

12. L.A.M.B. Vogul- Natural Leather, $345

13. Metropark Rock Revival Jeans, $169

14. Habitual Haley Flare Jeans, $79

15. Marni Teal Suede Platform Sandals, $572

Photo/Story Source: NY Mag

-Heather Youkhana

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