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Can we just agree that cropped flares look shit and move on please?

(54 Posts)
afghanda Tue 12-Jan-16 21:26:43

Has anyone seen them look good on ANYBODY AT ALL? Every fashion blogger I see in them looks utterly ridiculous, like they're wearing a pair of jeans from the late 90s that are too short.

Lonelynessie Tue 12-Jan-16 21:28:59

Agreed. They are awful and not flattering.

ByThePrickingOfMyThumbs Tue 12-Jan-16 21:30:23

Yes they look shit. Even on 6 ft models they are unflattering. On normal people they are hideous.

AnnaMarlowe Tue 12-Jan-16 21:30:30

With you all the way.

tribpot Tue 12-Jan-16 21:36:25

I had to google to find out what they were -behold Vogue's words of bullshit on the subject.

They do look like clown trousers.

DickDewy Tue 12-Jan-16 21:39:24

They're hid-e-ous.

Of course, all the sheep bloggers are raving about them. They look awful on everyone.

LionHearty Tue 12-Jan-16 21:41:39

Yes, I think we can.

PitPatKitKat Tue 12-Jan-16 22:16:00


mincepieprivateeye Tue 12-Jan-16 22:24:22

Can we put pencil skirts with ankle boots with them too? I've not seen any normal ( not six foot and stick thin) look remotely good in that combo.

ThornyBird Tue 12-Jan-16 22:26:39

I think I may have inadvertently started this trend when I didn't realise just how much I'd shrunk my favourite pair of flares. One of the hazards of assuming 'long' jeans actually are. Sorry blush

NattyGolfJerkin Tue 12-Jan-16 22:27:37

They are the stuff of fashion nightmares


Floisme Tue 12-Jan-16 22:31:50

I think I quite like them grin. They don't look any worse then skinnies. Or floor length flares trailing in puddles.

Longdistance Tue 12-Jan-16 22:43:46

Oh brilliant. With my long legs, I'll just need to buy regular length flares...erm, maybe not, they do look shit 💩

Rpj16 Tue 12-Jan-16 22:53:37

Eew the had a pair on 'this morning' trying to say how great they were. Even the model wearing them hated them! ha

HoneyDragon Tue 12-Jan-16 22:57:08

Are they back? I used to have a pair and looked fab in them. Pair of thongs on my feet and a silk vest. <goes off to investigate>

Destinysdaughter Tue 12-Jan-16 22:57:29

Any trousers that are not full length look shit unless you're a skinny 13 year old girl! And as for culottes....

HoneyDragon Tue 12-Jan-16 23:01:46

Thise things worn with boots of all fucking things on the Vogue page are not what I remember.

WilburIsSomePig Tue 12-Jan-16 23:02:03

They look hilarious. NO ONE looks good in them.

Floisme Tue 12-Jan-16 23:17:52

Ok I'll concede the ones that kick out from the knee are um ... challenging, esp with boots. But cropped wide legs that end at the ankle, with a fitted top and brogues - I like that look and it's perfect for crap, rainy UK summers.

Isn't anyone else just so bored with skinnies that any alternative is starting to look good? I'm bored senseless. And sick of my arse looking huge. I'm only sticking with them for now because they're so bloody easy in bad weather but if we have even a half decent summer, I'm off.

Destinysdaughter Tue 12-Jan-16 23:18:43

But why are we surprised when most catwalk clothes are designed for women who don't actually look like the majority of adult women who have curves?

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 13-Jan-16 02:05:48


Cropped flares are the worst garment ever. A farthingale would be more flattering.

TheDowagerCuntess Wed 13-Jan-16 06:09:27

Totally agree Floisme.

FrustratedFrugal Wed 13-Jan-16 06:44:30

I'm tallish but not supermodel tall, don't have many curves, and the half-mast look beings back my awkward growth spurt years when last year's jeans looked just like that. Not a period of my life that I'd like to revisit.

Floisme Wed 13-Jan-16 07:50:28

Just you and me then dowagergrin

I just think any new silhouette looks bizarre at first then my eyes adjust. Plus any trousers that are wider than my arse and don't trail in puddles are worth considering.

Newyearnewme2016 Wed 13-Jan-16 07:53:50

The ones they put that woman in on This Morning yesterday looked awful. I didn't like the boot cut jeans either. They looked really dated.

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