Move Over Skinny Jeans…

February 24, 2011-

By Lauren

Spring 2011 is rolling in with some serious flare. For those of you who have been moaning about the thought of having to squeeze your booty into leggings, jegging, and skinny jeans just to keep up with the Kardashians, your time to shine has arrived. With 70’s style back in full effect for Spring, the super flared (dare I say bellbottom) jean is back to make your thighs look thinner and your butt look smaller. Here are 3 on-trend styles that will make your day…and a few will even leave you enough pocket change to find that matching tunic (and sunnies… and …. wedge heel) to complete your look. Don’t worry, I took the liberty of personally trying on and quality testing (and possibly purchasing) these for you, but ONLY for you ;-)…

MOST AFFORDABLE Divine Rights of Denim Long Pant $26.50

Devine Rights of Denim, seen on the likes of Halle Berry, Holly Madison and Audrina Patridge has teamed up with Forever 21 to bring you an affordable line of QUALITY denim for UNDER $30. As someone who had NEVER tried on denim in my hundreds of visits to Forever 21, I can assure you that these do NOT look cheap because I wouldn’t have taken them into the dressing room. Sturdy fabric, non-micro-sizing and subtle pocket detail that looks far from cheap make these babies a keeper. The rise isn’t too low or too high, so they can be pulled off by a variety of body types. The flare style isn’t currently online, but is available in stores.

MOST FLATTERING Free People Pull on Flare $78 and Free People Super Skinny Pull on Flare $78

Love the comfort of leggings? These SUPER FLATTERING Free People styles are both insanely perfect for you! The Pull on Flare (top) comes in black and is a twill/denim/elastic fabric, so it can be dressed up or down. The best part is…No zipper! Pull these babies on like leggings, eat a footlong for lunch and no one else is any wiser (tunic not included!). The Super Skinny Pull On Flare (bottom) comes in dark denim and is another an isanely awesome way to pull off the trend. With the elastic jegging like component, the fabric pulls in and tightens your thighs and butt, which look miniscule above the flared bottom. They are also perfect for the fashionista who doesn’t want to go too 70’s with a light wash.

www.freepeople.com
www.freepeople.com
 
MOST HOLLYWOOD- The Seven For All Makind Rachel Bellbottom $169
 
If you love Hollywood Stylist Rachel Zoe’s signature style as much as I do, you can copy-cat it as fast as you can type your 3 digit code into Piperlime.com’s checkout. Designed exclusively by Seven for Rachel and Piperlime, these dark bellbottoms will add definite flare to your wardrobe. Take it from the woman who’s been wearing them for years. Pair them with wedges, a cute tunic and some sunnies and the paparazzi will be mistaking you for RZ all day!

 

www.piperlime.com

  So be the bell of the ball and grab yourself a pair for a fresh spring look!
Is there a to-die-for pair that I overlooked? Feel free to leave your ideas in the comment section!

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