Flared jeans are a timeless style. The shape and silhouette of women's flare jeans can flatter practically any figure. Whether you're tall and thin, short and curvy, somewhere in between, or any other combination, you can find a fierce pair of flared pants that make you look and feel like the gorgeous creature you are. Choose a small, subtle flare or a statement-making wide leg – it's all up to you. Are you ready to find your new favorite jeans?
Skinny With a Chance of Flare
There's only one secret to knowing how to wear flare jeans: Find a style that you like. What kind of jeans do you usually wear? If skinny jeans are your go-to choice, check out jeans from True Religion and similar brands, where you'll find perfectly flared silhouettes. This version is tight at the thighs, knees, and the upper calves. At mid-calf, they flare out. Marvel at how shapely you look and feel when you slip into the ideal pair. Go a little retro with the rest of your ensemble. How about a slightly cropped sweater and some platform heels?
Belled at the Bottoms
Perhaps you prefer flare pants with a more visible widening. Maybe super-retro is more your thing. In that case, look for flares with more of a bell bottom feel. In addition to bringing back the low-key, casual glam of the 1960s, you'll love wearing a comfortable pair of jeans. Bell bottoms may fit tightly around the thighs, but there's something so forgiving about those wide legs. Pilcro and The Letterpress is one brand that does bell bottoms right – they look better than the originals! Pair your flares with a halter top, a cropped jacket, or a flowing tunic.
Wider Than All Outside
Flared jeans come in many forms. Some are seriously wide leg, as in the legs are wide all the way down, from thighs to ankles. This nautical-inspired look is loose, comfortable, and not quite as fitted as other types of flares. They typically fit close at the waist or hips, then fall loosely to the floor. Because of that, this style works better with tailored or tight-fitting tops and jackets. Wear something too loose with widely flaring jeans and you'll end up with no shape.
In warm weather, wide leg jeans look phenomenal with halter tops, crop tops, or even tiny tube tops. In cooler weather, cropped tops still look amazing, but think sweaters and long-sleeved shirts instead. As for shoes, pick footwear that can stand up to those flares. Boots and chunky heels are best. Try to avoid ballet flats or sandals.
Finding the perfect pair of flared jeans is a bit like playing Goldilocks and finding the perfect bowl of porridge – you have several styles from which to choose, so it comes down to finding what fits just right. As you shop, just remember you also have the opportunity to snatch up your favorite brand for nearly 90% off the retail price.