Flared Jeans: Wide-Leg Denim Of Enduring Style

Flared Style:  The Enduring Appeal Of Denim Flare Jeans
Flared Style: The Enduring Appeal Of Denim Flare Jeans

The flared denim jean and the art of denim. The art of denim endures. No matter the links that denim is attributed to, the layering of the indigo blue hued fabric of denim will always continue to layer the fashionable world that surrounds us. And in the regard to the flared jeans of wide-leg appeal? An evolution of style, indeed.

American Naval Influences: The Wide Legged “Flare”

The “Bell-Bottom” flare has a history of an American nautical influence. The denim “flares” offered functional, sturdy and rugged function in workwear for sailors during the 19th century. Described as “very wide-legged trousers, rather than shaped trousers that flared below the knee”, the wide-leg pant perhaps provided ease when removing boots while simultaneously allowing easy removal when soaked with sea waters. It is perhaps no surprise that wide legged trousers would become a part of the US Naval uniform that endures today.

From the references and continual links to past, these flares of denim have endured to repeat their impact on fashion. The 1960’s brought forth a fashionable presence layered in flared denim. During the 1970’s the flared denim jean, that spread out from the bottom of the knee, iconically became an emblem of the “hippie” culture. Between the world of “Free Love” and the rising groove of the disco scene, these “bell bottom” pants would endure in fashion’s ever changing world. Evolution of a style, for certain. And as with change, a nod to the world of fashion’s continual reintroduction of the indigo, swinging denim jeans is in order. Homage to the past and an acknowledgment of the timeless appeal of a denim style that has earned the right to stand on its own stylish appeal. Modern shapes and leg-lengthening styles of “full-legged” and “Boot Cut” (or “Boot Fit”) flared jeans presents a stylish option in denim of classic form. Offering a modern, tighter fit at the knee with the flare out from knee to hem, modern energy with an updated style is offered to those of us who adore denim. Ageless. Can it be said that the flared silhouettes have spread into a modern revival of 1970’s fashion? For certain. Yet I err on the side of classic lines. Modern lengths of widened appeal. The mere image of the timeless icon, Katherine Hepburn, in flared denim jeans during the 1930’s certainly attests to an elegance of flared appeal

Katherine Hepburn: Classic & Timeless In Denim Flares/1932
Katherine Hepburn: Classic & Timeless In Denim Flares/1932

Timeless 1960’s images of English actress and singer based in France, Jane Birkin, endure to validate the stylish flared denim jean…

Denim Flares Of Timeless Jane Birkin Style (English Actress/French Singer1960's)
Denim Flares Of Timeless Jane Birkin Style (English Actress/French Singer1960’s)

Of course, the mere 1970’s image of Farah Fawcett in bell-bottom denim flares , perched upon a skateboard, in “Charlie’s Angels” is a testament of fashion’s impact of flared appeal. A visual memory from my youth, for certain.

Farrah Fawcett/Charlie’s Angels/1976: Denim “Bell Bottoms”

And of course, a visual appreciation of the modern “flare” denim jeans…

Wide Bottom Denim:  Modern Style Of Timeless Fabric
Wide Bottom Denim: Modern Style Of Timeless Fabric
 Model Style:  Karlie Kloss In Denim Flares
Model Style: Karlie Kloss In Denim Flares
Denim Blues Of Wide Appeal:  The Flared  Jean
Denim Blues Of Wide Appeal: The Flared Jean
Personal Style Of Self Expression In Denim:  The Flared Denim Jean
Personal Style Of Self Expression In Denim: The Flared Denim Jean
Flares Of Long Legged Silhouettes Of Denim Style
Flares Of Long Legged Silhouettes Of Denim Style
Timeless Denim With Modern Appeal:  Flared Jeans
Timeless Denim With Modern Appeal: Flared Jeans
Wide Bottom Style Of Enduring Fashion:  Flares
Wide Bottom Style Of Enduring Fashion: Flares
Style & Length:  Wide Legged Flare Denim Of Modern Style
Style & Length: Wide Legged Flare Denim Of Modern Style
Denim Style:  Flared Jeans Of Casual & Elegant Appeal
Denim Style: Flared Jeans Of Casual & Elegant Appeal
Blue Delight:  Denim Flared Jeans Of Enduring Appeal
Blue Delight: Denim Flared Jeans Of Enduring Appeal
Striking Impact In Flared Denim
Striking Impact In Flared Denim

A homage to denim flares certainly must include a visual nod to the world of denim in fashion. A love affair of indigo blue, indeed…

Denim Love:  The World Of Fashion & Denim
Denim Love: The World Of Fashion & Denim

Consider with appreciation the flared silhouette in denim. Providing the visual illusion of mile-long legs, the casual appeal paired with modern, polished elegance will endure in fashion’s past and future archives. For the love of denim, indeed. These wide, flared denim jeans certainly earn the right to reside within the woman’s wardrobe. Worn with elegance, always…in enduring style.

Onward,

Kristin

PS: Of course I simply had to capture my own personal “Flared Denim Love”…

“Selfies”: My Flared Denim Love
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