At our photoshoot the other day we were discussing flares with our photographer. She was thinking of buying a pair but a bit undecided. I was thrilled and drunk, and screaming at her that she HAS TO BUY THEM. Because she’s gorgeous, slim, very tall and does boho really well. Perfect for flares, right? Hells yeah.
I have a penchant for the flare. I’ve loved them since the day in 1979 I saw my mum rocking a pair (very similar to the pale blue Stella McCartney 70s flares pictured below) with a colourful button-up blouse and cork soled platforms. Sigh. So perfect. And no doubt I will continue to love them till the end of time. I think flares are actually very flattering. If you have a wide behind or are bigger on top, the flared leg balances you out. If you have lean bum and legs, they emphasise the good bits. They look especially fantastic on very tall lasses. Although I am somewhat height-challenged, I have massive norks, so for me these jeans are a great choice. But to get the best line from my flares, I always wear heels.
I reckon they are sexy as, perfect for night out at the discotheque or a lunch with the ladies.
Here’s some very easy ways to wear flares.
And here’s my edit of some of the best flares of the season.
Tell me your thoughts on the flare. Only for losers?
Or a wee bit flattering and fabulous?
I love flares on others – Rachel Zoe is a famous name that springs to mind – but alas it’s a step too boho for me! Adore that Free People peasant top. Super fab. x
I just adore flares! So pleased they are back this season, sigh…
I am absolutely against wide legs and boot cuts. Just no. They make me look bigger. But a flare? Yes ma’am. Fitted around the thigh and wider at the base, they balance off my own set of huge norks and baby-got-back butt, and they have a sexy boho chic vibe. See you at the discotheque honey!
You should be a poet, Kimba! xx
I love you simply for the use of the word discotheque.
Dare you to fit it into a podcast. I don’t miss any so I’ll know. 😉
Love love love!