Retro Lady-A Spin on the Bell Bottom Flare

This post was written by Christina of Profresh Style

Trends…oh the trends! What trend am I talking of, you ask? Well, those gorgeous, leg-lengthening flared bell-bottoms. Talk about retro! I’ve been obsessing over them ever since Current/Elliot came out with this gorgeous pair, the Low Bell Jean. Now, so many bloggers are really working this look, with a nod to the 70’s. Girls like Karen of WhereDidUGetThat and Gemma of FADETOBLACK, really nail it on the head.

But how do YOU wear them, you might ask? Well, it’s simple. The silhouette of a flare or bell bottom is most extreme from the knee down. It creates a full silhouette, requiring you to add a tighter or sheer element to your upper half. Great tops to pair this type of jean are tops like Joie Elvia Lace Top, this Cathrine Malandrino V Neck Tiered Blouse with Rosettes, or the Robert Rodriguez Silk Bra Tank. These tops add a sexy look to a very retro yet classic style.

Some of my favorite flared bell-bottoms jeans are the Paige Denim Lou Lou Tulip Jeans,  True Religion Carrie Flare Jeans, and these J Brand Lightweight Lovestory Jeans. These shades are great because the shade and fit are consistent with non-trendy elements. Shredding, whiskering and fading are minimal.

Trends are definitely something fun to play with, especially with the amazing decade of the 1970’s.

image credit 1st image-FADETOBLACK 2nd image-WhereDidUGetThat



  1. September 6, 2010 / 3:20 pm

    I love Fade to Blacks denim!!
    It just looks amazing on her!
    Char x

  2. September 6, 2010 / 11:01 pm

    love these jeans!!! 🙂 x

  3. September 7, 2010 / 12:49 am

    I so wish I suited this style of jeans but I just don’t. It’s very frustrating as they are so comfortable.

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