Flared pants are both men’s and women’s trousers made of jeans, corduroy or other material in which the trouser legs are getting wider at the bottom. Having come out of fashion for a long time, today’s trousers are up to date again, especially among teenagers.
Classification of the category of trousers
The typical thing about flared pants is the leg shape. In contrast to all other trouser models, the trouser legs in trousers from knee to down are significantly further. The term “blow” presumably goes back to the fact that the legs strike against each other when walking down. The shape is most similar to a funnel, a trumpet or a bell. Hence the English term “Bell Bottom”.
Origin and distribution
Flared pants are not just a fad – in work wear is their origin. Especially in the case of seamen and carpenters, trousers with a pronounced punch are an integral part of guild clothing.
Due to the broad hem form to prevent dirt from getting on and especially in the shoes. Especially the fashion of the 60s and 70s was characterized by the funky, cheerful hippistil.
At that time, the popularity of the flared trousers experienced their absolute peak. Especially chic models were those with a pleated fold on the lower leg, which was often decorated with a little chain.
While the flared trousers on the thigh were a bit tight, the blow jumped from the knee almost fiery apart. With the cool 80s, the flares disappeared from the street scene, only with the emerging in the 90s techno and rave scene, she returned again. As decades ago, she now came in a cool waist, bright colors and shiny lurexstoffen – as if created to radiate joie de vivre, trend awareness, fashion sense and a little bit of madness.