Flare leg pants are stylish and fun and can be worn at any age. Flare leg may be synonymous with bell bottom if you please and for some that conjures up fashion from the 1970’s. My husband likes to say everything comes back – and he may be right. So while I do think today’s flare leg is reminiscent of the 70’s I say they also are on trend and current.
Flare leg pants or jeans are not nearly as difficult to style as you may think. Unlike a wide leg, the flare is at the bottom and they are typically fitted through the thigh area. That allows for more voluminous tops as well as fitted tops to be worn. My rule of thumb with a wide leg pant is to go slimmer on the top – but that does not apply with my beloved flare legs!
The chiffon peasant top is colorful and loose – it ties in perfectly with the boho vibe of my flare leg, ivory jeans. But working just as well is the one shoulder cream sweater below. In both photos I wore brown booties.
Last spring, I wore the XCVI Arrin pant. Another flare leg style but not quite as fitted through the thigh. With a longer tank and denim jacket it makes for a comfortable and casual outfit. Since these pants have a less exaggerated flare, they’d make a great starter pair (if you’re nervous about going full-on flare).
I love a flare leg because it’s just so flattering on a woman’s body. When I say anyone can wear them, I mean it! I can’t imagine a body type that wouldn’t benefit from a flare leg. Of course I cannot talk about flares without mentioning my beloved denim.
The flare provide a nice balance, in other words, good proportion. Skinny jeans can make us look like a cone or v-shaped on the bottom whereas a flare strikes the right balance.
If you haven’t tried them yet, I hope you’ll give them a try. You might be surprised at what you find!