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Flared jeans are back, but will you be wearing them?


EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK, magazines are trying to pressure women into buying and wearing flares this autumn.


flares Source: InStyle

flares Source: Elle

flares2 Source: Harper's Bazaar

Elle claims that “nothing says casual-chic like a pair of flared jeans” and describes them as “ultra-flattering”. Vogue has called them “the legging of the denim world” and described them as “quite comfortable” and “really very easy”.

Yes, flares are officially back.

TBT red, white and blue in light of London Fashion Week starting tmrw Source: workyourstyle

One Black Rose on Instagram: 20% off our new denim flares from today till Sunday Sizes 8 to 12! #denim #flares #bells #seventies #boho #hippie #festival #vintage #sale... Source: Instagram

They’re pretty much the most 70s thing ever.

Thursday flares day... ✌ Source: livibb

A quick Google search for “spotted wearing flares” reveals that Amal Clooney, Sofia Vergara, January Jones, Jessica Alba, Kendall Jenner and Heidi Klum are among the celebrities to have adopted the 1970s trend.

Flares x Ellery Source: totally_haute

And now they’re about to take over the high street.

flares Source: River Island

The news has been welcomed by many women who are glad to be freed from the tyranny of skinny jeans.

While others aren’t so keen.

(Fast forward to 2018 when we’re all wearing flares and can’t believe we wore skinny jeans for so long.)

Gals: what do you think of flares?

Poll Results:

They're a nice alternative to skinny jeans! (731)
Ugh, I will not be wearing them. (624)

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Amy O'Connor

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