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Monday, 8 October 2012

Unexpected Flare Up

What's wrong with this picture?


Miss Victoria Beckham, photo from the Daily Mail on-line



And this?
From Wendys' LookBook



And this? EEEEEK!!!!

Miss Katie Holmes, from Broke and Chic blog

Love this look, from Stardust and Sequins
Dahlings, I am staring in the face of a Total Fashion Trauma: it appears that flares are back.

In the Great Decluttering of 2011, out went most of my flares - I mean, they were soooo 2002!

If you need me, I'll be sulking in the corner, or possibly scouring the charity shops for my old trousers...

If all else fails, I shall embark on an anti-fashion protest and wear these....





From Stardust and Sequins

20 comments:

  1. I call them distress flares...they distress me.

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  2. LOL! I still have mine from several (not sure how many) years back, I would guess 4-5 yrs. All of them J Brand could not bring myself to throw them out so I'm well kitted out already for this trend whoopee!

    Although I do prefer straight leg or skinny on the whole Elle x

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    1. Elle hello, I remember your blog, hope you are wellxx

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  3. Like you, mine went to the charity shop last time round.
    I have visions of a little old lady somewhere in Hertfordshire rocking the Hippy chic look.
    Hope you have a lovely week,
    Liz x

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  4. Oh gosh, I hope this is a short lived trend. I just don't think flares are super flattering on anyone.

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    1. i do enjoy the frisson of excitement when I get my heel caught in the flare going downstairs..

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  5. Agree, huge fashion fail, and I like Sallys comment

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  6. I'm not ready for this, I only just got with the program skinny jeans wise!

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  7. got rid of mine too, I only just embraced skinny jeans 2 seconds ago!

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  8. ar ha. I thought you meant Vic's missing arm on the first photo. Looove flares. Shameful yes I know.

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    1. Good spot re arm, sort of detail i love!

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  9. Mine all flare at the waist!

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  10. I still have flairs - sort of bootcut things. I never thought I'd be in a skinny jean again, but I'm never out of them these days. The moral of this tale is - keep all your clothes FOR EVER!

    Ali x

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    1. So true, I am now going to hoard like a crazy lady..

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  11. Oh dear, I got it all wrong...I thought what was missing from Victoria's photo was a good feed.
    Then as I scrolled down I thought...oh, maybe what's missing is a proper hem..all those pants look way too long and scruffy.
    I think from this you can safely conclude that I am well beyond middle age, and certainly should never be seen in flares again.
    But, I did read that culottes are also on their way back. Culottes!(So long ago that I forgot how to spell it!) I probably still have mine from 1988 somewhere....however I seem to have misplaced my 1988 figure...
    Renie xx

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  12. Dear Renie - yes culottes, I remember those too! I had a very fetching (?) pale yellow pair which I used to wear with a matching pale yellow top - I must have looked like anaemic buttercup...don't think I can face culottes the second time around...

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