Wide-leg jeans have been around since the '70s, but in recent weeks we've seen a, ahem, flare-up of the sexy style. That, coupled with supermodels Anja and Jac looking pretty fantastic in Gap's limited-edition trouser denim, have us jonesing for a pair of our own. Here's how Fab will wear the flare. Try them with a silky blouse, bohemian earrings, and this classic Madewell bag ($98) for a casual but sexy date night, or with a cozy striped sweater and leather clogs for a chic weekend look.
Good news for you '70s fans: the flowy dresses, flare-leg pants, and big hats that dominated Spring runways are still relevant in Pre-Fall. That groovy era of boho hippies and Carly Simon songs (time to cue You're So Vain) lives on. We've put together a slideshow of the top five ways designers continue to channel the '70s in their Pre-Fall collections.
Byrdie Bell let her cocktail pants bloom at the Winter Wonderland Ball in NYC recently. The socialite-philanthropist-model-actress had one of the most intriguing outfits of the night, standing tall and proudly flare-legged among the more traditional crop of ladies in dresses. The '70s bell-bottom has resurfaced recently, but the evening bell-bottom could be ushering in a whole new trend in party dressing. What do you think?
OK, I love lace, I love bell bottoms, but put the two together, and you get these Kova & T Lace Bell Bottoms ($165). I've already spotted a couple of hipster gals sporting this look, but I'm still on the fence. They remind me of Cher — not in a good way — and I can't get over the whole goth vibe. On the flip side, they might look groovy with a vest and platforms — what say you?