Theflare has slowly been coming in over the past few seasons, but it was pre-fall 16 that saw the silhouette really make its mark, appearing everywhere from a modern accent in Victoria Beckham’s diffusion line to a staple part of the collection at Ellery…..who knew cropped, deep purple kick flares would be so covetable?
There’s no doubt that oversized flounces and flares are totally modern, but they’re also incredibly versatile, working in both girlish and tougher looks alike. Cutting in silk and satin, Lanivn went with gentle cascading flares for a softer, more relaxed take on the shape, and both Tory Burch and Temperley London kept it romantic with off-the-shoulder ruffle action. Contrastingly, Osman showed just how cool and youthful the flare can be by using leather and keeping hemlines short.[URIS id=63243]
HOW TO GET THE LOOK…
If you want to incorporate flared lines into your look, your first port of call really should be a pair of flares. Denim or otherwise, just go for the most exaggerated shape you can take. For the more fashion forward, there’s virtually nowhere you can’t rock a flare……a thick ruffle on a jumper, a tiered skirt, on the hem of a drop waisted dress, it just works.