One might think of flared pants as a special occasion pant—a trouser to be worn, perhaps only with heels, when a jean feels too casual. But a recent crop of pants has us thinking that they could very well stand in as our go-to, everyday pair.
For spring, designers like Gabriela Hearst, Givenchy, and Gucci delivered us sleek yet fun iterations in colorful wool twill and technical compact-knit fabrications of wide-leg and bell-bottom pants that look nothing like their disco-fever ancestors. These recent styles are really the perfect trousers for reemergence. They’re pants, a very practical garment which fits our current comfort-first mindsets, but they also have more flare, if you will, than your average straight-leg jean. And did we mention they’re cut to flatter?
While life remains largely at a standstill, one thing is for certain: we’re getting excited to actually dress up again, and tailored pieces, in all their forms, feel like an exciting new foray into the world of “real clothes.” Consider sleek flared pants a reminder to have a little fun when you’re getting dressed.
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