If I opened your denim drawer right now, I bet I could guess some of the key silhouettes stored inside—straight-leg jeans, skinnies and perhaps even an of-the-moment outlier like the “grandpa” cut. But what’s one style that probably hasn’t surfaced to the top of the pile as much lately? Flares. Sure, cropped flares have been, well, cropping up over the last few years, but the more polarising bootcut and bell-bottom styles (aka non–skinny jeans) haven’t been as popular until recently.
Designers from Alberta Ferretti to Dior reintroduced fresh flare jeans in their autumn/winter 2021 collections as the next It denim pick for the forward set. Even celebrities like Gigi Hadid, Margot Robbie, and Harry Styles have already been following suit in ‘70s-inspired flares. And it’s a look that isn’t about to slow down.
To highlight the look further, we broke down how the flared trend is taking over the runway, celeb and fashion worlds right now. We also shopped out the coolest cuts of the moment in case you feel ready to try the trend again this season. Keep scrolling for everything you need to know about flared jeans.