Wondering about the the return of flare jeans in 2024? Check out this complete guide to flare jeans, including different fits, where to shop, outfit ideas, shoe pairings and more!
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What are Flare Jeans?
Flared jeans are fitted in the waist, hips, and thighs. From the knee, the jeans begin to flare out and have a wide opening at the bottom.
Types of Flare Jeans
A standard flare has structured, mid-rise fit and just skim the ground in length. No frills or modifications.
High Waisted Flared Jeans
High-waisted flares come up to, or above, the belly button.
Cropped Flare Jeans
Crop style flare denim usually hits at or above the ankle with either a finished or raw hem.
Low Rise Flare Jeans
The rise sits on the hips. Low rise fits of 2024 are not nearly as low as the denim trends from the early 2000s.
Baggy Flared Jeans
Baggy flares have an ultra-relaxed upper leg and flare out below the knee.
Raw Hem Flares
This type of flare has an unfinished hem at the bottom leg opening.
Trouser denim is polished and tailored. Often having a wider hem line compared to standard jeans.
Jeans Mistaken for Flares
Wide leg jeans are on trend for 2024, so let’s make sure we are all on the same page here. Not all wide leg jeans are flares. Here are a few denim fits often mistaken as flares:
- Wide Leg Jeans. Wide leg pants are fitted at the waist, relaxed through the hips, and baggy from the thighs to the bottom hem.
- Bootcut Jeans. Bootcut pants are fitted from the waist through the upper calf and flare out just slightly from the calf through the bottom hem.
- Bell Bottom Jeans. Bell bottoms have a very dramatic flare, think pants from the 1970’s. The flare begins just after the knee and is very wide at the bottom.
Which Body Types Are Best for Flares?
The good news is that these jeans are super flattering on nearly any body type. Below are a few body types that flares look great on!
How to Style Flare Jeans
When it comes to styling flared jeans, there are many ways depending on your personal style and occasion. The top options for 2024 include:
- with a bodysuit and heels
- with a white button-down shirt and flats
- paired with a t-shirt and trainer sneakers
- paired with a bomber jacket, graphic t-shirt and heeled boots
- with a chunky sweater and pointed toe flats
- with a oversized blazer and heels for the office
I recommend pairing flare pants with a fitted top and/or a slightly oversized jacket. An oversized layer balances out the wide bottom portion of the jean leg, while a fitted top elongates the upper half of the body.
Whether you are wearing an outfit with flare jeans to the office, girls night, or school drop off, flares will surely be a pair to grab this year. It is a great staple addition to any wardrobe.
What shoes to wear with Flared Jeans
Wondering what shoes go best with flares? I got you. Read this post about the best footwear options to wear with flares this year.
Outfit With Flare Jeans
Here I am wearing flare jeans with an oversized sweater and Chelsea boots. Chelsea boots and jeans are a go-to outfit in my wardrobe!
Where to Shop for Flare Denim
Old Navy Flare Jeans
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