The 70s are making a major comeback in fashion and 2019 is the year for its trendy return.
Everything from trouser suits, white boots, to fringe details and tie-dye blouses, it’s the period known for its uniqueness and creativity styles. This era of fashion covered many iconic retro styles and because of that, many designers return back to this decade to influence their new collection with a modern twist. After all, fashion is cyclical.
One of the most famous trend of the 70s that is becoming a street style phenomenon today are flare pants AKA Bell Bottoms. As we all know, pants are a staple of every woman’s wardrobe. For the past decade, skinny jeans and leggings have dominated the fashion scene. Now, flared pants are being fully embraced and are trending hard.
Dare to flare?
Everyone should. Flare pants are flattering on any age, body type or style. They are ridiculously feminine and chic that when worn properly can make one look classy and elegant. These pants accentuate ones curve perfectly by highlighting your waist and elongate your legs for sophisticated effect to appear longer and leaner.
To pull off this trendy pants, here are a few tips on how to flare from ’By Mona Salama’:
- Keep it Simple — The key for flare pants is simplicity. Since these pants are the statement piece of your look, keep your top simple.
- Structure on Top — With the simple top, make sure the top is fitted and tuck it in your flare pants. Tucking in the top accentuates your waistline. Loose or flowy tops are best to pair with flare jeans to pull off the boho style
- Heels are a Must — Don’t wear flats with long maxi flare pants. It will make you look shorter than you are. These pants are designed to be worn with heel shoes or boots as they help elongate your legs and make them look leaner.
- Type of Flare — Flare pants are wide-bottom pants only. The flare pants should be fitted through the thigh up to the knee area. Below the knee is where the pants should flare out. If the pants aren’t fitted or tighter on the thigh area, it can make one look bigger.
- Alter (if needed) the ends — Flare pants tend to be cut very long. If you are short like me (I’m 5’4) and if the pants aren’t made for petite length size, take them in for alterations. The hem of pants should be no more than 1” off the ground to show off just a bit of the shoes. They shouldn’t touch the street floor as the pants will be ruined on the hem line. Leaving them alone, even paired with heels will make your whole outfit look sloppy.
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