Sleek and surprisingly flattering, flares are sweeping to the forefront of fashion this spring. Here, we demonstrate that the key to mastering this trend is in perfectly proportioned separates and chic accessories
Prepare to be converted, skinny-jeans fans: flares are back – and you don’t have to possess the vital statistics of a supermodel to wear them. In winning fabrics such as chambray and plush satin twill, the new season’s wave of luxe, precision-cut flares are not only versatile but incredibly chic, too.
At Gucci, Frida Giannini imagined the “effortlessness of [’70s supermodel] Marisa Berenson”, offsetting pleat-front designs with oversized shirts. Stella McCartney showed that flares in vibrant ochre, orange and bubblegum are utterly elegant when worn with a blazer and pointed pumps.
“The new wave of luxe, precision-cut flares are versatile and chic”
Teaming high-waisted bell-bottoms with matching tunic tops and overcoats, Sarah Burton turned out an evening option at Alexander McQueen. “I wanted to make the torso fitted and elongate the legs as much as possible,” she said. And for those with a print penchant, Prabal Gurung’s vibrant geometric motifs on low-slung silk styles are made for after dark.