Mark My Words: This Anti–Skinny Jean Trend Is Back in 2020

If I opened your denim drawer right now, I bet I could guess some of the key silhouettes stored inside—straight-leg jeans, skinnies, and perhaps even an of-the-moment outlier like those “grandpa” cuts. But what’s one style that probably hasn’t surfaced to the top of the pile as much as of late? Flares. Sure, cropped flares have been well, cropping up, over the last few years, but the more polarising bootcut and bell-bottom styles (aka anti–skinny jeans) haven't been as popular again until recently. 

That’s right, designers from Celine to Paco Rabanne reintroduced fresh flared jeans in their S/S 2020 collections as the next It denim pick for the forward set. And fun fact, celebrities like Gigi Hadid, Margot Robbie, andHarry Styles have already been following suit in ’70s-inspired flares. And that's not slowing down for this coming season either. 

To highlight the look further, we broke down how the flare trend is taking over the runway, celeb, and It-girl world right now for you below. We also shopped out the coolest cuts of the moment if you’re ready to try the trend again this coming autumn/winter. Keep scrolling for everything you need to know...

Margot Robbie:
Margot Robbie Fashion with Flare Jeans and Chanel

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Light-wash flares pop even more with black separates like with this cropped black knit.

Harry Styles
Harry Styles Style With Flare Jeans and Boots

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A tangerine-colored sweater half-tucked into wider-leg bell-bottoms feels so right now.

Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid Fashion in Flare Jean Trend

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The split-seam opening at the bottom of the flare makes these jeans especially modern.

Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz Fashion in Flare Jeans and Chanel Bag

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Amp up flared jeans even more with a vibrant cropped jacket and statement accessories.

On the runway:
Celine Runway Spring 2020 Flare Jean Trend

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Celine sent a slew of models down the runway. This denim-on-denim vibe with the slouchy white blazer is where it's at.

Brandon Maxwell Runway Spring 2020 Flare Jean Trend

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We’d describe this Brandon Maxwell silhouette featuring iconic flared jeans and that popped-collar blouse as "classic with a twist."

Paco Rabanne Spring 2020 Flare Jean Trend

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Embroidered flares turned up in Paco Rabanne’s S/S 20 collection as the most playful way to lean into those ’70s throwback vibes. Keep it going by wearing a cardigan with your flares for this autumn. 

Alberta Ferretti Spring 2020 Runway Flare jean trend

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While the longer bell-bottom silhouettes generally reigned supreme, this Alberta Ferretti ensemble proves that cropped flares still have a home in your wardrobe. 

On the street:
How to wear flare jeans and boots

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Elevate dark flares with a modern blazer and classic white ankle boots.

How to wear flare jeans during winter

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A long duster coat works flawlessly with longer flares for an of-the-moment silhouette.

How to wear flare jeans for work

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Slightly cropped flared jeans in a tailored cut paired with a tucked-in top and blazer are polished for work (or a night out).

How to wear flare jeans for a night out

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Adding a multi-patterned turtleneck into your denim ensemble is a simple way to make a serious impact.

Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2020 fashion trends to know. 

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear US. 

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