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This Is The Garment That'll Elongate Your Legs And It's Back In Trend

Memo: skinnies are out, flares are in.

Take it from us — the wide-leg is all the rage. Many A-list celebritiess have swapped their skinnies for flares, and we suggest you do the same. A good flare elongates the legs thanks to a small-to-wide silhouette, making you look taller.

Right now, the bigger the flare the better. We suggest pairing them with heels and choose a length such that the hem of your trousers grazes the ground. Above, five ways to style flare trousers, based on different occasions — from brunch dates to pool parties.

Alfresco Brunch
Catch up with friends in a stylish and easy outfit. Go for light, pastel colours that exude a summer vibe. Pair your flares with a vintage striped T-shirt to stay cool in the heat. Complete the look with a glass of sangria in one hand, and a pretty, acrylic circular bag in the other. Shop the look: Vintage striped t-shirt by James Perse, £115 (S$206), via Net-a-Porter; Pastel pink polyester flare pants by Safiyaa, US$490 (S$669), via Moda Operandi; Suede and satin sling-back pumps by Yuul Yie, US$390 (S$533), via Moda Operandi; Acrylic circular bag by Cult Gaia, £455 (S$813), via Net-a-Porter;Crystal and hoop earrings by Marni, US$395 (S$538), via Matchesfashion Dinner Date
Going for a dinner date doesn’t mean that you have to wear a skirt or a frock. Dress to impress and exude femininity in a pair of flares. Match them with a printed ruffle blouse which helps to soften the whole look. Shop the look: Printed silk georgette blouse by JW Anderson, £760 (S$1,358), via Net-a-Porter; Navy flare pants by Gucci, £650 (S$1,161), via Net-a-Porter; Leather ankle boots by Alexander McQueen, US$1,231 (S$1,682), via Matchesfashion; Multi-coloured beaded clutch by Rosantica, US$490 (S$670), via Moda Operandi; Wool beret by Lola Hats, US$105 (S$144), via Moda Operandi A Night of Dancing
Heading for the dance floor? Channel the 1970s Studio 54 era and wear a pair of printed flares. Keep the rest of your garments and accessories simple — we like a fancy pant with a plain T-shirt and a pair of low, comfortable heels. Shop the look: Dusty pink t-shirt by A.P.C., €75 (S$119); Multi-print flare pants by Rosie Assoulin, US$1,195 (S$1,633), via Moda Operandi; Emerald velvet and satin pumps by Rupert Sanderson, US$727 (S$993), via Matchesfashion; Cylinder straw crossbody bag by Serpui, S$737, via Farfetch; Wool chauffeur cap by Lola Hats, US$200 (S$273), via Moda Operandi Lounging by the Pool
If you’re headed for a resort break, pack some flare pants to go with your bikini. These crochet flares make us want to salsa, and we love the see-through effect for pool time. Grab a bag, throw on some heels, and you’re ready to hit the cocktail bar next door. Shop the look: Floral printed bikini top by Camp Cove, US$85 (S$116), via Moda Operandi; Floral printed bikini bottom by Camp Cove, US$70 (S$96), via Moda Operandi; Crochet scallop flare trousers by Spencer Vladimir, US$1,200 (S$1,635), via Moda Operandi; Braided colour block satin sandals by Marco de Vincenzo, €650 (S$1,032), via Mytheresa; Denim bag with frill details by Fendi, S$3,390, via Farfetch Bowling Night
It’s a #throwback kind of look that’ll see you through a whole night of fun. These corduroy flare pants, paired with a printed button-down shirt from the men’s section, as well as a bumbag strapped at the waist (or slung across like a crossbody), make for a stylish casual outfit. If you’re going bowling for real, bring a bright pair of socks with you that’ll look cute with bowling shoes. Shop the look: Stained-glass window printed men’s shirt by Saint Laurent, S$1490; Corduroy flare pants by J Brand, S$495, via Mytheresa; Velvet Mary-Jane pumps with bejeweled heel by Dolce & Gabbana, S$1,318, via Farfetch; Striped calfskin leather belt bag by BOYY, US$625 (S$854), via Moda Operandi; Yellow socks with logo detail by Prada, US$130 (S$178), via Moda Operandi