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How to Wear Bell Bottom Jeans

Alice T Breeze
By Alice T Breeze. Updated: November 12, 2020
How to Wear Bell Bottom Jeans

If you're tired of straight and tight fitted jeans you're in luck, 2016 brings back the bell bottom jeans, this garment with flared ends is back in fashion for good. There are many styles of bell bottom, from the widest bottoms to the slightest flare as well as several lengths that will serve different purposes.

As there are so many ways and styles, at OneHowTo we'd like to show you how to wear bell bottom jeans and get all the 2016 trends right!

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  1. Folk chic style
  2. 90's touch
  3. Bell bottom jeans for work
  4. Cropped

Folk chic style

The most evident way to wear bell bottom jeans is 70's style. With key artists such as Janis Joplin, the reference is clear. This type of bell bottom is tight fitted at the top and flares down from the knee.

To wear it in a folk chic style, wear a turtle-neck jumper with horizontal stripes or a patterned shirt with wide cuffs. Flowers or geometrical patterns will look amazing. You can also add a faux fur vest on top.

As for the accessories, wear some brown clogs on your feet, a borsalino hat and a long necklace.

How to Wear Bell Bottom Jeans - Folk chic style
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90's touch

The 90's fashion is a style that is also trending. The type of bell bottoms that characterize this era are pretty similar to those in the 70's but have a lower waist. Wear these bell bottom jeans with another trend for 2016: the shoulder-less t-shirt. Wear a cropped version or go for a 90's band t-shirt to get the perfect look. Top it up with a bomber jacket and some mules on your feet and you're done!

How to Wear Bell Bottom Jeans - 90's touch

Bell bottom jeans for work

It's also possible to wear bell bottom jeans at work if you know how to do it. Wear a pair of wide leg and bell bottoms for a more elegant touch. Combine with a white shirt and colored blazer.

Going for a monochrome look like the one featured below is a great chic look for the office too. Make sure you give a touch of color with your accessories.

How to Wear Bell Bottom Jeans - Bell bottom jeans for work


Last but not least, this is the latest and probably riskiest way to wear bell bottom jeans. Whether they have a big or a small flare, the most recent trend for 2016 is to wear them at ankle length. These will be great for the spring-summer season.

If you have decided to go for this trend, you should wear a pastel monochrome shirt or a cropped t-shirt with it. For shoes, go for ankle boots in a color that contrasts with your bell bottom jeans or wear white sneakers, depending on how casual you want to look.

How to Wear Bell Bottom Jeans - Cropped

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