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Flares ... will we or won't we?

(59 Posts)
CaroleService Sun 01-Feb-15 15:45:39

Apparently, they're baaaack!

I did them first time round (teenager in the early 70s).

Never again.

Chilliplantbox Sun 01-Feb-15 15:46:18

Ergh. I'm petite and they just look stupid on me.

Skinny jeans/trousers on the other hand elongate my legs, so they're great!

UrchinMadeOfAcne Sun 01-Feb-15 15:48:23

Flares are back in fashion, I read it in my horoscope!

Seriously though, aren't they supposed to be flattering for the large of thigh? If so, I'm all for it. I hate skinny jeans and I'll be glad when they fall out of fashion.

MargoReadbetter Sun 01-Feb-15 15:48:26

No. Not flares, not culottes. I'm not 18 and it wouldn't look good. Not so much to do with the age but with the shape.

dexter73 Sun 01-Feb-15 15:50:18

They don't suit me. I'll be giving them a miss.

TheRealMaryMillington Sun 01-Feb-15 15:52:22

I will, or at least wide legged trousers. Not jeans. With blouses, slim fitting tops.

HeffalumpsnWoozles Sun 01-Feb-15 16:51:37

No, never....I shall be clinging to my skinnies forever more. Flares drown me and ankle boots look awful with them.

noddyholder Sun 01-Feb-15 16:54:05

I love them very flattering but I can only do with heels and blouses 70s style In flats I would look dire.

noddyholder Sun 01-Feb-15 16:55:46 love for summer

UrchinMadeOfAcne Sun 01-Feb-15 16:58:33

I love that look. Love it!!

MorrisZapp Sun 01-Feb-15 16:58:38

The model in your pic would stop traffic dressed in a sack though noddy! My sil is tall and slim and looks great in flares but the rest of us... not so much. Or at least not without serious heelage.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 01-Feb-15 18:36:55

These are styled abysmally but the actual jeans look as if they could be v flattering, with a heeled boot.

noddyholder Sun 01-Feb-15 18:48:43

Those would suit me more than most jeans I think

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 01-Feb-15 19:01:16

I have a friend who always wears similar and has never trod the skinny path. They really suit her - she's short and curvy, size 12. Always wears them with heels, a cami, and a cropped cardigan.

CoupdeFoudre Sun 01-Feb-15 19:02:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

noddyholder Sun 01-Feb-15 19:04:29

Those are seriously testing my frugal feb resolve and its only day one!

Honeydragon Sun 01-Feb-15 19:04:33

Oh fab, I'm a short arse but do manage to pull off flares.

Will pin cord ones be back too? [hopeful]

missmargot Sun 01-Feb-15 19:11:03

I love skinny flares especially and will definitely be wearing them. Skinnies don't suit me and I find straight legged hard to find the right shoes for so I'm pleased flares are back.

UrchinMadeOfAcne Sun 01-Feb-15 19:14:31

I have an hourglass figure, big bust and backside. Size 14/16.

Am I right in saying flares are good for my shape? Also a bit of a short arse.

KatherinaMinola Sun 01-Feb-15 19:20:40

Do you think I can just bring out my old flares and wide-legged trousers (early 2000s) or is there anything new to consider in the styling?

Lagoonablue Sun 01-Feb-15 19:23:32

Was just thinking that it was time for flares/ boot cut to make a comeback. Like them or not I think they are on there way back. Skinnies will hang around for a while but I bet we're all in them by next Xmas!

TheHappinessTrap Sun 01-Feb-15 19:27:00

Some of them look more like boot cut, don't they?

Either way they wouldn't suit me.

itsveryyou Sun 01-Feb-15 19:27:10

Oooh yes! Flared jeans with chunky wedge sandals and a cute top. Love this look, I'm 5ft 11 and slim-ish and I think it suits me.

BlairWaldorfLovesShopping Sun 01-Feb-15 19:30:23

My MiH Marrakechs are being taken up by my tailor at the moment and I can't wait to wear them! For now I'll wear them with acne pistols and a pea coat, and in the summer with some platform sandals and t-shirts/blouses. Love the sound of pussybow silk tops.
I have little legs and the high waisted long legged style really helps to balance me out. I think they need to be floor skimming though. I have some old ones from a few years ago which barely reach the tops of my feet, I can't believe I ever wore them!

punygod Sun 01-Feb-15 19:33:51


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