Over 50 Ways to Wear Bell Bottoms, Flare, and Wide Leg Jeans for Every Body Type

Flare Pants with Cute Top

Okay Dolls there are several terms are used to describe the fit of a jean and sometimes it gets a little confusing, Right?!. Like what is the difference between a flare and a trouser jean? Is a flare and bell bottom the same jean? So forth and so on… Most of jean terminology is based on descriptions given by the manufacturers, but occasionally they relate to the jeans measurements:

Leg openings:

Wide leg: This style is usually wider in the knee and the leg opening which makes it a slightly more relaxed fit through the legs. They usually have at least a 22″ leg opening. Wide leg jeans are a comfortable style that will look chic worn with flats or heels. It’s also a good choice for balancing out larger hips and thighs. Trouser jeans are the dressier version of this style that can be worn to work.

Flare Leg: The biggest difference between a wide leg and a flare leg is that a flare leg is narrower at the knee. Visually, there is a much bigger difference in the knee and leg given the “flare” effect. Flare leg jeans have at least a 20″ leg opening and are also referred to as bell bottoms.

Take a look at over 50 ways you can style any of these leg-lengthening 70s style jeans for the upcoming trends of Fall. Flare leg jeans aren’t just for casual Friday anymore, they are back and better:

I bought a trouser fit jean and I can’t wait to style it for the fall! Show us how you style your flare, bell bottom, and wide leg jeans on Instagram with the hashtag #SophisticatedPoser for a chance to be featured on our  Instagram!


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Information extracted from: http://www.thedenimshop.com/fit-terminology.html for your reading pleasure.

Author: Sophisticated Poser

amanda bell. model + editor for blog sophisticated poser. the personal style of a northern california transplant from texas. blogging about my personal style, street style, and helping you curate the perfect closet. founder of Because Women Love Brunch #BWLBrunch

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