All good trends make their way back into our closets, and it looks like we can add another '70s staple to our shopping lists this season. The Lo Down (yes, that's Lo as in "Lo Bosworth") says that bell bottoms are trending for fall, but they've been updated quite a bit since they were last in stores. Whether you're looking to update the trend or keep it classic, the possibilities are endless when it comes to this fashion comeback.
The Lo Down refers to the retro cool style as "bells," which gives a the pants that you probably grew up wearing during their last major revival in the '90s a nice modern twist. Say goodbye to the saggy, oversized denim that was one in style, because this fall it's all about the fit.
Whether you call them "bell bottoms," "flared jeans," or simply "bells," it's all the same concept. I know that not everyone is into the super wide-legged trend, but as a woman who is barely five feet, one inch tall, I can promise I will be rocking this long-legged look until it goes back out of style.
So slip on your choker and gear up for a '90s comeback with these modern takes on the familiar fashion.
1. Cutesy Culottes
Not willing to commit to going retro? No worries. Slip on a pair of these modern, wide leg culottes and you'll fit in without risking a dated look.
(Livia Linen Culottes, Anthropologie, $79.95)
2. Keep It Classic
If you're looking to go full-on '70s, grab a pair of light denim bell-bottoms with an extreme flare.
(Flaire Superstretch Jeans, H&M, $19.99)
3. One-Piece Wonder
The bell-bottom trend is everywhere, and it's not just denim this time. The wide-leg jumpsuit is perfect for easing into it.
(Wide-Leg Jersey Jumpsuit, Ralph Lauren, $89.99)
4. Loud And Proud
These tie-dye jeans are perfect if simple is just not your style.
(Tie-Dye Bell Bottom Jean, Urban Outfitters, $49.99)
5. Denim On Denim
Combine all of your favorite trends with this denim jumpsuit.
(Wide Leg Cutout Jumpsuit, ASOS Tall, $81)
6. Extra Leggy
A high-waisted white bell bottom will elongate your silhouette, even if you're 5'2".
(High Waisted Bell Bottom Pants, UrbanOG, $44.40)
7. Super Dark Flair Leg
Fool everyone at the office with a pair of dark wash bell bottoms that look professional.
(Alice & You Flair Jean, ASOS Curve, $64)
With so many ways to wear bell-bottoms, everyone can get in on the retro fun.
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