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Yay or Nay?: Bell Bottoms

Posted by Alexandra C. | Monday September 26, 201170 comments

Imagine my surprise/chagrin when I came upon a pair of bell bottoms for sale at Forever 21. 'Huh', I thought, 'are these "in" now or something?'. When did bell bottoms become the new 'it' item for fall? I don't remember that. Apparently, Forever 21 is not alone, I found a pair of denim bell bottoms for sale at Old Navy. It's not just denim and solids flares that are returning either, printed pants- like the floral pattern below have been spotted too!

(From Left) Old Navy Women's Hi-Rise Retro Flare Jeans (C$44.94), Forever 21 High Waist Bell Bottom Pant (C$27.80), Forever 21 Flare Leg Floral Pants (C$23.80) 

Celebrities seem to have embraced the bell bottom denim trend. Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Richie and Katie Holmes have all been spotted sporting this style of denim. 

(Images via justjared.combeforeitsnews.com)

On the one hand, a flare or trouser pant is very flattering- it accentuates all your lovely womanly curves. On the other hand however, a throwback 1960's or 70's bell bottom seems like a bit too much to me. What do you think Chicks? Is this trend a YAY or NAY? 

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on September 14, 2015  sandrusia  46,067 said:

I am saying nay
I like fitted better
tucked inside a nice sleek pair of boots :)

on September 12, 2015  Kylee  40,914 said:

I say nay.. I think bell bottoms need to be left in the past and stay there. They aren't a cute look. I don't like them at all.

on November 26, 2014  glumbumble  10,023 said:

If they look good on you, work it. Doesn't matter if it's apparently out of fashion, if it makes your body look better, your legs longer, etc. wear it with pride.

on January 31, 2012  so_adorkable_  2,602 said:


on January 31, 2012  Kagoory  1,784 said:

Wow, I'm too short for this style! :*( nay!

on January 24, 2012  koreandoll  3,360 said:

I have the F21 floral pants and mind you they are loooong! Even with heels on. I guess I'm too short. LOL. Obviously it is a Yay for me.

on November 29, 2011  Suelyn  2,249 said:

Yay for this jeans.

on October 05, 2011  Sabrina82  306 said:

I would say this is a NAY. I think it looks good on Gwyneth, Nicole and Katie, however being 5" I find they looks hilarious on me. ha

on October 03, 2011  AlexJC  50 said:

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on October 01, 2011  shanaz  5,961 said:

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bring 'em back!

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