Every time I turn around, another fashion influence from the 70′s seems to be making a come back. The platform shoe, the chunky heels, the color orange as the exciting palatte of the spring and now…pants with flares. For any of us who actually remember the 70′s will also recall that this fashion style looks best on a girl who is tall with more narrower hip- neither of which I was blessed. However, if you can’t seem to put this trendy look on the back shelf, there are things you can do just in case you are height deprived and maybe more volumptous in the hip department.
Off the shoulder tops not only look great with this fashion for the moment look but they will also slim down a more robust hip width. Whatever you do, DON’T hem flares! This will only distort the proportions making your body type look clumsy. Find a company who caters to the shorter woman. They will have done all of the calculations to make these pants with the proper ratios.
Of course…my love….heels. Heels, once again to save the day, will give you height just by sliding them on but there is some consideration to make when chosing the right shoe with a flared pant. The first look gives the look more of a classic, professional look-the pump. I would recommend chosing a pump with a higher heel. The most recommended styles are the wedge and chunky platforms for the sheer fact that these shoes are were all the craze during the days of disco.
Since these pants will most likely follow the fashion timeline of here today and gone tomorrow, I would like to suggest that keeping the pants less trendy by limiting too many embellishments. Denim seems to be the highlighted fabric.
So have a throwback moment Bellas but perhaps leave that God awful blue eyeshadow in the past. Us girls from the 70′s will be left up to show the younger girls just how much fun it is to rock this look.