Show Me Your Flare(s)

March 15, 2011 • Yahoo


Jacqueline Zenn for Second City Style Magazine

Everyone remembers the bell-bottoms of the sixties, the flared pants of the seventies, and most recently the ultra-low rise belly baring jeans of the late nineties (thanks Britney). And whether you loved them or hated them, based on the latest denim to hit the stores this spring, flares are back in a big way.

While it is unfortunately easy to look like a refugee from decades past in flares, the fact remains that they are quite flattering. The extra volume at the bottom should balance out your figure nicely, and wearing them with wedges or platforms can give shorties some much-needed extra height in a way that appears natural.

Choosing the right pair of flares is what helps to keep the look modern. Avoid tons of distressing, patches and anything extremely low-rise. Something like the MiH Marrakesh Kick Flare Jean fits the bill — the sleek dark wash, higher waist line, and simple detailing could go from day to evening with ease. A less expensive alternative is these See Thru Soul stretch denim trouser-styled flare jeans from Nordstrom.

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