Saturday, December 12, 2020

Bell-bottoms Trouser

Bell-bottoms Trouser   
Bell-bottoms (or flares) are a style of trousers that become wider from the knees downward, forming a bell-like shape of the trouser leg.

The style was later adopted by the British Royal Navy, which adopted the flares as part of the official uniform around the mid-19th century. Actually, these “bell-bottoms” were often wide-legged trousers that could be rolled up easily and were therefore functional for sailors.

Bell-bottoms (or flares) are a style of trousers that become wider from the knees downward, forming a bell-like shape of the trouser leg
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Although no one has been officially accredited with inventing the bell bottom trouser, the flared out look was introduced for sailors to wear in 1817. The new design was made to allow the young men who washed down the ship's deck to roll their pant legs up above their knees to protect the material.

The 70s are back, with bootcut jeans very much in vogue. Plus the bell bottom silhouette – where the jeans are high-waisted and flared at the bottom – is bang on trend. They're almost universally flattering, and can be dressed up with a silk blouse, or made more casual with a simple knitted jumper.

The bell bottoms of the 1960's were different from the flared jeans of the 1990's, in that the bell bottoms were a little bit more loose while the modern flare jeans are more tight fitting around the thigh area. Flared jeans can have anywhere from a moderate flare to an exaggerated flare
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Allen said the Navy isn't doing away with bell-bottoms entirely. They'll still be standard fare for service dress uniforms, or "Cracker Jacks" as the white or dark blue sailor suits are sometimes called.

As with every trend started by the few, bell bottoms quickly became mainstream and stayed popular through the disco days of the '80s, disappearing for a while before a reappearance in the '90s cut as a denim jean.

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