As of late, vintage clothing has gotten higher in popularity with fashion lovers around the world. Utilizing vintage frocks isn’t a new trend being implemented into fashion these days but lately, it has been attracting the younger generation of fashionistas as well as the “vintage” fashionistas.
The first item that is a definite must-have is a pair of either vintage or vintage-inspired bell-bottom pants. The more daring you are, the more flare you should have!
This fun and trendy pant is easy to pair with simple shoes and top. Then again, if you are the daring type, both the shoe and top could be over-the-top. The color and material of the pant is all up to you, from light denim to sheer lace – either of these styles are easy to use.
The most wonderful part of this blast-from-the-past item is that it can fit nearly any body type. Depending on your shape, you can wear wider or slimmer “bells” along with a higher or lower rise and still maintain the vintage look you’re going for.
For those of you with a slim body, try going for a high-waisted, slim fitting pant with a wide flared leg. For those of you with a curvey body, stick to a looser fit, or a darker color, with a slightly lower waisted pant.
Spanish Moss Vintage, a lovely shopping site, offers both vintage-inspired as well as true vintage pieces. Spanish Moss is the perfect place to go to if you are seeking belled pants this season, so to show you a sample of what they offer I provided links to a couple pairs along with the descriptions.
Their vintage pair of belled pants are light denim and fit the body tight throughout the hip and thigh. The flare begins just under the thigh, giving more of a wide legged look.
The newer pair is a bit more daring. These pants lean more towards leggings, being skin-tight until right under the calf then go out with an exaggerated flare.
Whatever belled pant you choose to go with, both are charming.
A local El Paso woman, Anita Camacho, says that these looks take her back to the 70’s, when she used to wear just these styles. “Me encanta,” Camacho said in regard to these revived styles.