Women’s bell-bottoms are back in fashion, but is the extreme look appealing or appalling? Two writers take sides
Why I Love Them
ALLOW ME to be candid: The best thing about flared pants is that, in all of their loose, swishy glory, they feel like pajama pants—but look incalculably more elegant. The exaggerated shape of flares helps you appear dressed up without resorting to a dress, especially valuable in the frigid winter months. Instead of wearing a frock to my friend’s holiday party, I chose the warmth of burgundy corduroy flares from Acne. Paired with heeled boots and a swingy top, they were more than festive enough for the occasion.