Let’s face it, the 70s are back. Though we hate to admit it, our parents did something right all those years ago. Some of their favorite trends are popping up everywhere, and we just can’t resist it anymore. We find ourselves covered in fringe and peering out of rose-tinted glasses. Our hats are floppier and our pant legs are wider. Old is new again.

One of the most recurring retro trends is the flared leg. Since the dawn of the new millennium, our pant legs have seemed to get skinnier and skinner – which has proved to be frightening in some cases. But the once forgotten flare leg is making a big comeback.

I found some great flared jeans in 3 different washes below. Some may seem pricey, but this trend doesn’t seem to disappear, so these pants will last you a lifetime (or two)!

Things to keep in mind

  1. This trend is about the WIDE flare… go wide or go home!
  2. Keep your top simple and fitted and let your flare do the talking.
  3. If you have a fuller body type, try darker wash and a wider leg.
  4. Be sure your pant is long enough to wear with heels, but don’t let your pants drag!

Enough talking, let’s take a look at how the pros are wearing this oldie but goody.


Shop the look | Similar Guess $69

Credit: guess.com

Credit: guess.com


Shop the look | Similar Nordstrom $150


Shop the look | Similar ShopBop $167

Credit: shopbop.com

Credit: shopbop.com

Still not convinced that this trend is back for good? Check out Tara’s post What’s Trending: Flare Leg Jeans from this winter.

Vanessa Rao | CW44 Tampa Bay


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