Whether you like them or not, I think it’s safe to say that flared jeans have officially made a comeback. They’re everywhere from Forever21 to J.Crew to Shopbop, so there’s options to suit any budget and body type.
If you’re a hardcore skinny jeans fan, I imagine that you may be a little bit uneasy about wearing flared jeans. When I first started noticing flared jeans in stores and online, I wondered if that meant skinny jeans were going “out” of fashion. That thought made me panic a little bit, because I love my skinny jeans!
After further observation, I’ve concluded that flares are an addition to the relevant silhouettes…not a replacement. Skinny jeans are flattering, easy to wear…and most of the time, length is not an issue. You definitely can’t say that about flared jeans. For tall girls, it can feel next to impossible to find a pair that doesn’t look like flood pants. For short girls (like me), it’s frustrating to find the perfect pair of jeans, only to have to cut 6″ off the bottom and ruin the perfect flare.
One of my all-time favourite pairs of flared jeans were my Seven For All Mankind “Super Flares.” These jeans not only had the perfect dark wash, but they fit well and made my bum look incredible. Even after I shortened them, the flare was just perfect. Sadly, flared jeans went out of style and since I loved the fit of those jeans so much, I had a tailor turn them into bootcut jeans. Big mistake.
It’s okay though. As you can see, I’ve moved on!
Here’s a few tips for how to wear flared jeans:
- Stick with a colour palate that you’re comfortable with – no need to take more than one “fashion risk” at a time!
- Wear your heels – this is an important one if you’re petite, like me. Heels help to elongate your legs and emphasize the flare in the jean.
- Keep your top fitted and shorter – Otherwise, you’ll look like you’re drowning in your jeans. It’s all about balance
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Are you wearing flared jeans again too, or are you sticking to team skinny jean? What are your tips for how to wear flared jeans?