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9 pairs of flare jeans that will convince you to ditch your skinny jeans

These '70s-style pants are making a serious comeback.
Woman walking down the street wearing flare jeans and a white shirt
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We’ll never fully give up our sweatpants and leggings, but the time has finally come to bring our “real” pants back out — and honestly, we’re feeling pretty ready for it.

That being said, over the last couple of years, while we were busy ditching our jeans in favor of comfier styles, a lot has changed in the world of denim. For example, skinny jeans were declared “uncool” by the younger generation and wider-leg, relaxed “mom” pairs were determined to be back in vogue. We've also seen other throwback styles, like low-rise and baggy jeans, make their return to the mainstream as well.

But out of all the styles making a comeback, none excite us quite as much as the flare and bell-bottom jeans that have been popping up across our social media feeds. The exaggerated leg, which was a staple of the ‘70s, is back with a bang. It's a versatile style that pairs well with heels or a classic tee. And, simply put, flared bottoms are really fun.

If you’re looking to try on this retro jean trend for size, we've found several stylish pairs that shoppers and the Shop TODAY team are absolutely loving.

Wrangler Bonnie Flare Jean

With the right amount of flair to pair these jeans with your favorite pair of cowboy boots or clogs, these jeans come in three different washes: light, dark and medium. With a high-waist and a straight leg, these jeans provide a vintage western style.

Madewell The Perfect Vintage Flare Jean

Deemed the "perfect" vintage flare jean, this denim pick runs large according to the brand, so be sure to size down if you want a more apt fit. "Run don't walk" to get these jeans, according to one reviewer, with another one adding that the "high waist is perfect and the length is perfect."

Everlane The Way-High Sailor Jean

These modern 'sailor' jeans offer two different in-seam options, depending on your preferred length. These high-waisted flare jeans have "soft material, great quality and timeless design," said one reviewer, who summed them up perfectly, adding that they're an "instant classic."

American Eagle 77 Festival Flare Jean

For all of the flare, opt for this festival-esque pair from American Eagle. Available in either a medium or light-wash, these high-rise jeans offer a little bit of stretch, and tie-dye like detail at the bottom of each leg.

1822 Denim High Waist Flare Jeans

These dark wash jeans are tight on top and flared from the knee-down to make your legs look extra lean and lengthy.

Lauren Conrad Feel Good Super High-Waisted Flare Jeans

“I am in love with these pants because they fit like they were made for me,” one reviewer wrote about this chic pair. “They flatter my curves while still feeling mature and refined. The durable, stretchy fabric is a bonus for my active lifestyle.”

Levi's '70s High-Rise Flare Women's Jeans

Swap your go-to jeans for this flattering vintage-style pair from Levi's. They feature an ultra-high-rise waist and just the right amount of flare.

Free People Just Float On Printed Flare Jeans

Fun patterns and colors were a staple in ‘70s fashion, and these jeans are perfect for anyone looking to embrace the true spirit of the decade.

Free People Florence Flare Jeans

Pair these jeans with a heeled clog or your favorite booties and you'll be ready for whatever the day throws at you. The jeans are available in four different washes to fit your personal style, and reviewers say they're "flattering" and "slenderizing."