Who doesn't love a trouser that elongates the leg, creates a slimming silhouette and nips in your waist? Time to herald the return of the flare trouser.
Seen all over the catwalks this season - not surprising, considering the return of the 70s silhouette - designers who embraced the flare trouser include everyone from Marc Jacobs and Gucci. Variations on the flare include the wide-leg trouser (check out MaxMara's boldly coloured slit trousers and jumpsuits) and the more extreme bell-bottom version (the trouser of choice at Topshop Unique).
While denim is an obvious place to start, the flare can also be your go-to trouser shape for chinos or even night-on-the-town trousers. Also, you don't need to go extreme to be on trend - a tiny suggestion of a flare or a wide leg means you can commit to the trend without breaking the bank or looking like a time-warped fashion victim.
Be wary of overdoing it: Flares + peasant blouse + floppy hat may work on the catwalk, but will probably translate into fancy dress in real life. As always with fashion, keep it simple and just add a touch of... flair? (We couldn't resist!)
The Perfect 10: Flared trousers
Zip pleat flare, £35, Asos
Kiki Super Flare, £226, J Brand at My Wardrobe
Whistles wide-leg Chelsea trousers, £125, Whistles
Edie Trousers in blue cotton linen chambray - £301 Mulberry
'70s five-pocket wide leg trousers, £45, Oasis
Navy suede laser cut kick flare skinny trousers, Topshop Unique
Sandro Popeye trouser, £175, Sandro
Indigo high-waist flare, £45.95, Gap
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