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70s fashion staple – flares are back and here to stay

Jane Birkin

It's no secret that everyone's favourite dream-filled era, the 70s, is having a resurgence. We've seen the period's popularity rise significantly in pop-culture throughout the last year, with references to its characteristics in fashion, beauty, interiors, film and of course, Tik Tok. Naturally, it's no surprise then, that one of the 70s defining fashion staples – flares – have made a comeback in 2020; and of course, we are all about it.

Renowned Australian designer, Kym Ellery, was ahead of the curve when she released her now instantly recognisable black flared trousers – a piece that became a much-loved item in the wardrobes of trendsetters, creatives and models the world over. Most recently, the floor-sweeping silhouette made waves on the runways and pavements of Paris Fashion Week spring/summer 2021; the vintage style receiving a nostalgic, but nonetheless modern, rendition on the classic denim bootcut and bell-bottom trousers. Breathing new life into the iconic pant, fashion houses Victoria Beckham, Balmain and Charlotte Knowles experimented with eccentric colours, textures and prints; creating perfect synergy between the pant's traditional features and modern styling.

To help you adopt the trend as a piece you can wear all year round, we've rounded up our favourite '70s-inspired-flares to add to your wardrobe now.

 

Ellery High-Waist Flared Trousers

 

Ellery Flare Pants

For a statement pair of flares that are sure to turn heads, we can't look past this dramatic pair from Australian designer Ellery.

 

Alice McCall Winona Pants

 

Alice McCall flare pants

 

An everyday staple, the embroidery on these Alice McCall Winona Pants is truly eye-catching.

 

Meryll Rogge Twill Flared Pants

 

Meryll Rogge Flare pants

 

The trick to bringing the 70s flare into 2020 is incorporating a pop of colour, and these yellow Meryll Rogge flares are right on our wishlist.

 

Levi's Made & Crafted High Rise Flared Jeans

 

Levi's Flare pants

 

For a textbook perfect cut of flare jeans that will never go out of style, these light-wash Levi's are what summer jeans are made of.

 

Miu Miu Ruffled Gingham Cotton-Twill Flared Pants 

 

Miu Miu flare pants

 

Have a chic spring picnic to attend and nothing to wear? Look no further than these Miu Miu ruffled gingham flares.

 

Rag & Bone Jane High-Rise Flared Leather Pants

 

Rag & Bone flare pants

 

For the perfect date-night trouser, these Rag & Bone flared leather pants will see you through all seasons and remain a wardrobe staple for years to come.

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