Flared skirts or trousers are wider at the bottom or at the end of the legs than at the top. Flared pants are trousers with legs that flare at the bottom, they are tight from the knee up, hugging the thighs and they flare from the knee down. They are also known as bell bottomed trousers as they flare from the knee and have wide bottoms .
The most important reason for wearing Flared pants are that they elongates the legs, making a woman look longer and liner. HIGH HEELS SHOULD BE WORN with flared pants, otherwise as accentuates a woman’s curves and gives a more fashionable look.
Pear Shape :Boot cut pants and flared pants are great for making a pear shape body type appear smaller.
Hourglass Shape: This is the best type of body to wear flare pants because it emphasizes curves, accentuates the waist and makes the waste look smaller.
Apple Shape: If you are heavy on top, flare pants are the perfect way to balance the lower part of your body. It emphasizes the curves in the lower part of your body, giving that perfect balance.
RECTANGLE SHAPE : All types of pants and jeans with any amount of details – from skinny/slim to wide leg works well for this body type. Styles with details on hips and bottom to add dimension are also suggested. Anything flowy will look very elegant and soften your boyish frame. You can pull off tapered and skinny jeans quite well because of your straight limbs.. The key is to make sure the jeans are tight around your hips to help you create curves. You can wear skinny cut flared pants but you should avoid too-wide flare pants as it can unbalance your rectangle body shape.
Bootcut: After the knee the leg continues with the same width throughout
Flare: After the knee the calf extends width-wise slightly
Advantages of wearing Flared Jeans/pants
Flared jeans will also make hips look narrower, as the bulk is at the ankle. They are also good for top-heavy women as attention is drawn away from the torso and balances out the silhouette.
High-waisted cuts are better for women who suffer from muffin tops as they hold the stomach in.
Flare pants will lengthen legs and make them look slimmer, provided you wear them with a heel.
Choosing the Right Flare for Your Body Shape
There are many types of flared pants with a variety of cuts , such as a kick flare, skinny flare, a wide-leg flare and even a crop kick.The most important style tip is to pick the right cut that will accentuate and flatter your body type
The 70s-style Retro Flare — this cut has a high-waist and a full-on flare. Best for those who are top-heavy and suffer from a muffin top, as it will keep a flabby stomach in check. The high waist creates an hour-glass figure so it also good for boyish shapes.
The Skinny Flare — a cut that has narrow legs and the material hugs the hips. The material flares out at the ankle. This supertight denim is best for those who would normally feel comfortable in skinny jeans.
The Kick Flare — this style has a standard leg and wide flare that kicks out at the ankle. These are good for balancing out thicker thighs and hips but should be worn with heels.
The Wide Leg — a wide leg cut that graduates softly into a flare, as the leg is wide and drapey. This style is best for tall women, who have the height to carry off the extra bulk.
The Crop Kick — these are basically ¾ jeans (cropped jeans) with a flare that finishes at the calf. Legs are slim and graduate into a slight flare, which slims thighs and lengthens legs. Most women can carry this look off as you don’t need to be tall. Make way for these when the weather gets warmer.
What to wear with Flare pants
Crop jackets and tops work well with flares as they continue to create an hour glass figure, or wear a cardigan belted at the waist.
High heel shoes are need for flare pants to create the illusion of continuing longer legs. DO NOT WEAR FLAT SHOES WITH FLARES . If wearing a full shoe then take note that a pointed toe will give you a better line than a rounded one, as this continues the idea of length. Platform wedges also work well with flares.
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Power, Marianne.“Flares are back but with a modern twist,” Daily Mail, January 27, 2011