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Fashionista NOW: How To Welcome The Return Of Bell Bottoms / Flared Jeans?

Tired of wearing skinny jeans? Why don’t we give modern bell bottoms, also know as the flared jeans, a chance, shall we?

Being an 80’s child, coupled with a hyper-critical mind particularly of my parents’ fashion sense, I remember the time when I’d quietly shuddered at the thought of them rocking a pair of bell bottoms with the hem so exaggeratedly wide, which was the major trend then in the 70s.

During the 1990s, teens rocked boot cut and only slightly flared jeans just to blend in with their mates. Some teen boys donned their baggy jeans and thought they were cool.

When ladies started to rock out in baggy jeans, confused looks were given by fashion police of the time to hide a much more frank opinion that fashion was losing its mind.

And then, came the skinny jeans that were in style all year ’round ever since it came back into fashion. The skinny jeans is a trend that’s at least six decades old and yet when it made its return a couple of years back, teens and young adults behaved as though there never was anything better than leg-constricting pair of denim.

Some will probably never really outgrow the trend until their thighs expand and their tummies bulge out.

For others who have grown ill of wearing nerve-pinching tight jeans, flared jeans are welcome as a more relaxed alternative. And, the style rebel will always prefer something other than what most of their peers are wearing, anyway.

So, if you’re in a similar state of mind, you’d find that you too will find flared jeans kind of fun to sport. Although, to the minds of some young teens and tweens, this is a style suicide the rest should be able to see that flared jeans can be a style staple as well.

So, how do you wear flared jeans and still exude a modern fashion appeal?

Scroll down below and you’ll see. I love their subtle 70s vibe and how you can dress up the flares by choosing the right choice of tops or blouses. For a casual chic effect, pair with slouchy cut-out shoulder top or something strappy. For a more polished look that accentuates your waist line, tuck in your top.

According to Adam Glassman from oprah.com, flares look the best if you’re blessed with height and narrower hips. He also recommends choosing jeans that are in clean washes without the extra embellishments.

From lookbook, here is a roundup of fashionistas wearing their best flared-jeans look to give you an idea on how you can carry the trend fashionably.

So what do you think of flared jeans? Are they still unfashionable for 2012? Shoot your thoughts below.

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Here on Fashionista NOW, our one and very own Miss Reverie showcases the latest in fashion trends and its various social implications in our everyday lives. You may read more of her at REVERIE SANCTUARY.

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