As the seasons evolve so does fashion (but I am sure you realized that for yourself already). Especially this spring season. This spring season, fashion does not have many barriers. The bra-less movement has come back bigger than ever; mixing patterns has become a huge trend; and asymmetrical cuts have made a comeback, trickling down to the streets. However, there is one common style that is trending. Have you noticed what it is (other than the hint from the title of this post)? Well I will give you a hint… it rhymes with “dare” (there’s some irony behind the reason I picked that particular word. Stay tuned)!
Whether your style is city chic or boho vibes you cannot argue that flare is definitely the trend of the season. Like the 70’s… bigger is better! DVF is one of many brands that is taking this trend by the horns and incorporating it into high fashion. DVF has always be recognized for taking bold risks, using vibrant colors, and innovating elegant cuts. And as DVF continues to be recognized for its unique and elaborate designs the brand continues to set the pace.
Other high fashion brands such as Chanel and Gucci have also got creative and took interest with this trend. From unique flared pants to bell-sleeve tops, it is recognized. Even fast fashion brands such as H&M, Forever 21, and Zara have also took initiative with this trend.
The thing I have noticed about the modern flare trend is that many women are intimidated by it. Majority of women are still very adapt to tight-fitted clothes. Last years’ big trends were leggings, denim shorts, and bodycon dresses. So, you can see why some women are having a hard time adjusting to a style that is the complete opposite of what they are used to.
Being a personal stylist I often notice some women want to try more flared clothes but are hesitant to try them. The same women are hesitant to try ruffles and scalloped edges which are also huge in fashion right now. When the ones who take the courage to try them on they discover that they actually love the flared style. I even experienced this while styling my own sister. So, it is not that women do not trust personal stylists, fashion influencers, or even brands such as Gucci… it is simply that they are timid to try them.
So, my question is, what is there to be afraid of? What the flare?!! Fashion changes night and day. Do not let a little bit of flare intimidate you, ladies. If you’ve been interested in even considering the new flared look I encourage you to try it! Better yet, I DARE you. See what I did there? 😉
But all jokes aside, we live in an era where there is constant and never-ending change. Many styles can be hit or miss. There is so much versatility and various perspectives in fashion today. And that is truly the beautiful thing about it! Anything goes when you have the right styling.
Some days I wear flared pants or a batwing sleeve romper and other days I wear leggings with a fitted top. I enjoy taking risks with both. And just like fashion, every woman is versatile and has their own perspective. It is such a revolutionary and beautiful thing! I personally like both tight-fitted and flared styles. Which do you prefer?
Here are some examples of trendy flared looks: