Now that our closets are well-stocked with skinny jeans, you knew it was just a matter of time before the fashion gods changed the game on us. Well, it turns out that that time is now: Hippie-flavored bell-bottoms are back. Running the gamut from everyday denim to flares you can wear to work, these 10 pairs will revolutionize your closet without making you look like you belong on Haight Street.
What the Bell ($98 at Nasty Gal)
Let’s begin with a classic. These jeans boast a high waist, a super-saturated indigo hue and a total Charlie’s Angels vibe. That’s a good thing.
Floral Print Velvet Flare ($89.95 at Free People)
Put a fresh spin on your party uniform by swapping out your tried-and-true frock for these velvet brocade bottoms.
Mek Denim Keros Skinny Super Bell ($36.99 at 6pm.com)
These super bells are for ladies who don’t want to look as if they’re trying too hard. The shape is subtler, and the industrial aesthetic incorporates modern touches.
J Brand “The Doll” High Waist Bell Bottom Jeans ($198 at Shopbop.com)
J Brand’s “The Doll” jeans were clearly designed with Barbie in mind. For those with an enviable slim silhouette, this super-stretchy retro pair is pretty groovy, baby.
Paige High Rise Bell Canyon Flare ($94.01 at Amazon)
Paige’s Canyon Flare is relaxed throughout, offering a bit more wiggle room for muscular gams. The lighter wash works best for girls who favor a casual T-shirt-and-jeans look.
AG Adriano Goldschmeid “Goldie” Bell Bottom Jeans ($95.20 at Bluefly)
There’s a fantastic rumor circulating that going-out tops are on their way back in. Get a head start on the trend, and wear your favorite dressed-up blouse with these patch-pocket jeans.
Free People Striped Floral-Print Flared Jeans ($94.99 at Macy’s)
Feeling fearless? Try pairing Free People’s striped floral-print pants with a leather jacket for an after-hours ensemble that would make Penny Lane proud.
Rocking Major Cords Pants in Caramel ($48.99 at Modcloth)
Modcloth’s “Rocking Major Cords” pants are a shining example of why corduroy is still cool. Give last year’s Canadian tuxedo a rest and tuck a denim work shirt into this caramel-colored pair.
Pixie Rose Bell Bottom Pant ($82 at Teeki)
Headed to yoga or Pilates class? Shake up fitness-studio style in Teeki’s pair of stretchy bell-bottoms.
Janis “Novella Royale” Wide-Leg Pant ($138 at Revolve Clothing)
Office-appropriate slacks can become really boring really fast. Wear these wide legs and the water-cooler gossip is guaranteed to get more interesting.
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