Fall Trend: Wide Leg & Bell-Bottom Jeans

Don't get us wrong, skinnies are uber-chic, but nothing beats the leg-lengthening magic of flared jeans, from high-impact retro bell-bottoms to dramatic stovepipe wide legs.

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J Brand
Nothing beats the leg-lengthening magic of flared jeans, from high-impact retro bell-bottoms to dramatic stovepipe wide legs. File the J Brand Love Story bell-bottoms under Wear to Death. All the romance of Ali McGraw in the 1970s classic comes wrapped in a perfectly cut, stretched-to-a-tee pair of pants that--full disclosure--will anchor our own fall wardrobe. Center part optional.
Take a leap of flare (sorry, we couldn't resist) with EmersonMade Navy Blue Bells. Truly the modern girl's bell-bottom jean, this pair will hug your lower half right into perfection, pretty much. Plus, you can jump, dance and frolic in them.
The Pilcro Button Pocket Trousers from Anthropologie have a rumpled, maritime look to take you well through an Indian summer, especially in this chambray wash.
The MiH Marrakesh jeans combine classic five-pocket dungarees and sharply tailored trousers with a flare. Mid-rise and deep-dark rinse add polish to the hip silhouette.
The McQ High-Rise Flared Jeans flatter the wearer's waistline with expertly measured rise above flared legs that seem to go on forever.
Pair these seriously tough K by Karl Lagerfeld Wide Leg Jeans with something fitted and feminine on top for a chic and understated balance.
You know those old snapshots of your mom in all her '70s glory, rocking the Farrah feathers and jeans like these? Well, your best shot at recreating that iconic vibe—in a totally modern way—is with the Asos 70s Flare jeans.
The Outnet
Acne makes some of our favorite denim, and the cream-colored A-Pant Flares get high marks for summer though fall styling.
A medium rinse and reasonable flare make the Siwy Anita Bell Bottom Jeans the perfect pick for the timid trendster. Once they get them on, they'll be instantly hooked.
Elizabeth and James
Elizabeth and James TEXTILE answered all our prayers for a perfectly broken-in, kick-around pair of bells.
Last, but certainly not least, are the Levis. For a truly authentic--not to mention nicely worn in and probably affordable--pair, think vintage. Ebay as well as stores city-wide can usually count the wide-leg styles among their ranks at any given time.
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