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The most covetable jeans are taking on a chill summer-of-love vibe, with wide-leg flared or bell-bottom cuts being the silhouettes to wear right now. While the look is stylishly dramatic, the proportions of this season’s best flared jeans are also surprisingly flattering — the wider bottom hem balances hips and thighs for an overall slimming effect. To keep the flowing silhouette in check, pop on a cropped, tailored or otherwise streamlined top.
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Exhibit A: At the recent Chanel resort 2024 fashion show in Los Angeles, brand ambassador Margot Robbie turned up in high-waisted, light-wash bell-bottom jeans paired with a black bralette and cropped gold chain-link Chanel vest. Stars such as Anne Hathaway, Sadie Sink, Florence Pugh, Hailey Bieber and Jennifer Lopez have also been rocking the wide-leg jeans trend.
Below, keep reading for some of the best flared jeans for women to wear this summer and beyond, from ’70s-inspired silhouettes to modern styles worn by Katie Holmes, Elsa Hosk and other stars.
Ética Devon High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans
Gigi Hadid has been repeatedly styling Ética’s eco-friendly jeans in relaxed cuts on repeat. The Los Angeles brand offers this ’70s-inspired Devon high-rise, wide-leg style with cute patch pockets as seen on Alessandra Ambrosio.
Ética Devon Jeans
Alice + Olivia Dylan Jeans
Katie Holmes dressed up Alice + Olivia’s sophisticated, pleated wide-leg Dylan jean with a cobalt silk blouse at the brand’s spring/summer 2023 fashion presentation. The new Rola variation has a style-wise red tuxedo stripe with side snap detailing for an adjustable slit.