love her smile in the second picture. It may seem like she knows she is being photographed, but I bet she exudes this confidence even without a camera on her. I love the color of bag against the dark jeans.
I am glad we are finally getting out of the skinny “Long John” jeans trend which has been less than attractive on most people. However I do like the flared pant. Even if it has the same disadvantage as the skinny ones, you have to be something like a size 00 in order for it to look fabulous.
This blog contains the most striking photos I’ve seen in a while. I wish, however, that it could be denoted on each picture where the clothes were obtained. If the purpose of the blog is to be accessible and down-to-earth, that’s one sure way to do it. I imagine that not all of the beautiful clothes and styles pictured in this blog are only high-end designer.
I think both these girls look great…I love the frayed bottoms, I agree that clothes look better when they’re not perfect. I also think her jacket in the second photo is the perfect length…so nice to see a leather jacket that’s not cropped! I’m not against the return of wide-leg jeans because these are not ‘flared’ so much as a gradual widening that’s really flattering and glamourous-looking, especially in super dark denim…and so refreshing after many years of skinnys (even though I still love them!).
My problem with this developing trend, and it makes me laugh reading all the posts above wishing they had long legs, is that I’m 6 feet tall and extremely long-legged at that; but since everyone I’ve seen in these jeans is wearing them with heels and they still skim the ground, I’m hoping maybe the inseams will be longer and I can actually wear these?! Skinny jeans are my saviours because you can get away with wearing them ankle-length, and even if they’re a bit short the tightness at the ankle makes it much less noticeable. So, I am all for wide leg jeans coming back as long as some nice jean designers are going to make them long enough for my fabulous legs.
I love that Emmanuelle looks somewhat laid back in comparison to her usual put-together chicness. Also the model-looking girl in the latter looks like she’s enjoying her day and the torn hem helps provide that attitude. Sickness.
Emmanuelle Alt – is that her name, the woman in the first picture. I think i’ve seen her a few times on the blog before and she always looks totally miserable. Shouldn’t clothes make you look and feel good? This woman’s constant dreary demeanour just takes away from any style she has.
i am so pleased that high rise jeans are coming back. low rise are maybe sexy when you’re standing up straight in front of the changing room mirror, but not when you’re bending down to pick up your children/feeding the bottom drawer of the photocopier at work! they are just so uncomfortable and expose far too much of you when you actually start moving around! it’s going to be lovely to feel trendy like this without having to feel that mid-riff vulnerability!
Yay! I am also a fan of flared jeans! I was just wondering the other day when will it be the time to wear mine again. I’m also quite short and have long legs as it is, but the jeans make me look taller and leaner (I have huge hips and the skinny jeans thing just does not work for me). Although I should get my legs more into shape for the magic of the jeans to really work.. Anyhow, nice to see some people agree with the whole flared jean issue!
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This is incredible the pants like these are back… I mean I like them, I love them, after the skinny-pants frenzy they seem so light and new… Although they are nostalgic. Especially the first picture – it reminds me so vividly of how my mom looked in 70′s… [sigh] Thank you Scott :)
to all you wider legged jean naysayers: I am a short girl and have and look great in my wider legged jeans. did you ever really look at a normal person in skinny jeans with a low rise? they make the butt look flatter and split the body in half. My point is not that, it is that you should wear what looks good on you, not whatever style is in vogue. i just grew out of my high rise wider legged jean that i have had forever(over 10 years, and now i am having a child) and i am so sad, because i can’t find any that also give you a little booty room. Style is what you make of it.
Yes, everybody- wear the flared denims! Women with short legs- get your highest heels, all models and lucky ones just put these jeans on- you are looking more sexy than any girl in her slim pants!!! It’s so refreshing to see a new silhouette- even on your own body!
The jeans in the second pic look exactly like my J Brand 4-way stretch ones and mine are frayed the exact same way. I have to wear my tallest heels b/c the inseam is 36! I’m 5’6″ but these jeans elongate and hug like second skin. The lycra is like spanx, sucking in around hips and thighs like magic. Go to Barney’s and get a pair now!
LOVE both pictures, I am totally gaga for the widelegged jeans and general 70s look. I agree with Jaci, wear whatever you like, dont be so concerned with what others think or what is the current style. I truly believe real style is what you choose it to be.
I dont understand these urbanites who trot around in 3+ inch heels. Most women I know have a limit of 2″, even then those get saved for special occasions (I live in NYC). Must be hell for your back and feet. So I have to reject this look, unfortunately, since it only seems to look good with heels (unless you’re a gazelle-like model). Are there any trends out there that don’t vacuum seal your hips and thighs?!
These ladies definitely look fabulous, but I think I will have to stick to looking “just okay” in my boring straight leg jeans :)
Don’t like jeans, don’t wear them… but, photo # 2 is terrific and it is the photo and how the woman was captured while walking… it’s all about confidence in what you wear & how you wear it. No matter the style. Now, photo # 1… hmm… Carine’s sidekick, Emmannuel needs to help herself a bit with a smile or something of that nature.
I’m 5’8 and am looking for a good pair, any suggestions? I think I can pull it off…
As for the comment, “shouldn’t clothes make you look and feel good?” I think that’s kind of unrealistic. Who walks around in a clothes-induced haze like it’s some opiate? Ok, don’t answer that. But clothes are not some panacea.
How weird would it be to be running around with a perpetual smile on your face every day simply because you are so infatuated with your own clothing?
1st thing – wasn’t this the size, shape of jean that was fabulous immediately before the ‘skinny’ became fabulous (and had been popular for a long time prior to the skinny’s sudden dominance – this is definitely true where i live)? does anyone remember karen walker’s high waisted wide legs – she 1st made them about 4 or 5 years ago now. So, I have nothing against this style – but it was the very latest thing, only about 10minutes ago so i don’t know that it has really come back, as such… more like been on hiatus. 2nd thing – this is a style which is elongating on everybody – except perhaps the very fat – and on shorter ladies gives much more height than the skinny leg. having said all that, at the moment i would rather see a pencil leg and lovely ballet flat. These jeans are still a bit late 90′s early noughties for my taste.
I think people should wear what makes them feel sexy/comfortable/at ease. Why do we need to always be “on?” Let’s face it, not everyone is a celebrity being followed by a camera. Lose the narcissism. Wear what you love b/c you love it!
These girls look so fluid with these jeans, an effect that entirely skinny jeans simply can’t achieve. And that shock blue bag goes well with girl number two’s muted outfit; and nice 70s vibe with the light on girl one.
I just got measured for a new suit and two pair of trousers today and I had these silhouettes in mind. Thank you for the inspiration. I live and work(photographer) in Korea and the tailors in the largest market in town are incredible. I can hardly wait to see my “children”. Ha! Great shots!
Ugh. I agree the pix look great but in “real” life I don’t see anyone that looks quite like that in that sort of jean. Personally I hate them, I hate walking in them and having all that fabric swish around me. I hate looking down and hardly seeing my shoes. I’m 5’8″ 124 lbs. alot older then most of you here and give me skinny skinny jeans any day over this.
I don’t agree that one must be tall to wear this jean. I’m relatively short, 5’4″, and I wear this higher waist and flared leg better than any jean cut, in my opinion it elongates. Sure, the longer the leg the sleeker the look, and I might avoid this cut if my legs were extraordinarily short–but the leg over the shoe creates much longer line than the skinny jean ending at the ankle.
I’ve been through the jeans cycle numerous times, skinny, flared, boot, low, high, button-fly … I like to see a little movement in the jean, just as one can imagine in the walking photo here. So, I celebrate the re-revival!
Its a wide straight leg jean that is next (as in the photos). Much different from flare. It uses the straight look from the current trend, and employs a wide instead of skinny leg to create the silhouette. Its important to note that tailored blazers and jackets will work well with the loose straight leg, as oppose to the wide empire tops that are often paired with the skinny jean. When will we see straight wide leg crops with Scandinavian inspired wedge sandals?
These slim flares bode well for us who despise the skinny hipster jean. I truly hope this image of yours is pick up on by the design houses. The girl in the second pic has all her proportions right, I think.
Nice pictures, but I’m still not investing in one of those. I was tempted to buy a pair of those and they’re not practical nor comfortable at all. As someone said they usually hide your shoes and get thorn from you stepping on them all the time. Even if they’re perfect lenght, they swipe the floor. The worst is if it happens to rain…
Haha! I've been going through your archives and when I saw this I just had to comment. The September 2010 edition of Lucky Mag just declared this very shape for denim the "IT" style for fall. Nice work Sart!