Dare to Flare?

Ever since I was in the 3rd(…and 4th) grade and dressed up as a hippie for Halloween, I have loved flare jeans. They lengthen and slim your legs. What’s not to love? The trick is to find a pair that is NOT too tight at the top, has a slightly higher rise (or high waist if you’re into that:), and a fairly large bell at the bottom – hence the name bell bottom. The bell at the bottom will give you a nice proportion that slims the legs. Also, make sure your flares are long enough to wear with a heel and that they don’t “high water” or come up to high. This will have the opposite effect, shortening the leg. You want to see just a peep of your shoe.

Here are some examples of people doing it right. Yours truly included LOL ~ sorry for quality; took it on my phone…

annie flare

article from stylecaster

~photo cred: Stylecaster~

plus size

~photo cred: Bustle~

who are we in the end

~photo cred: Who Are We In The End Blog~

sincerely jules

~photo cred: SincerelyJules.com~

Since my flares are old, I am attaching some options in different price ranges. Hope you find a pair that make you as happy as mine make me! And, don’t fear the flare!

nordstrom Holly High Waist Flare Jeans

Nordstrom – Hudson Jeans – Holly High Waist Flare Jeans $215


Dillards – 7 For All Mankind Wide Leg Flare Dojo Jean – $159

target flare

Target – Women’s High Rise Flare Jeans – Universal Thread – Medium Wash $27.99 – These come in short, regular, and long. If you wanted to get them to fit with heels/wedges you could get the longer version. If you are a flats girl, you can get short or regular and wear with cute sneakers or sandals.

nordstrom Ginger Boot Cut

Nordstrom – Lucky Brand Ginger Bootcut Jeans – $99

****I know cropped flares are coming back. I HATED this look at first, but I have to admit it is growing on me…maybe I’ll try a pair soon! Just remember you are either going full flare to the floor or cropped NOT in between.


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