Back to Basics: 5 Ways To Groove To The Bell-Bottom Trend
The wide-legged trousers garnered a fan base during the flower power era, but in fact, is rooted in the Twenties and incorporated by Coco Chanel as the attire of women. Today, its comeback takes the form of ‘yachting pants’ and ‘beach pajamas’, boasting elegance and utilitarianism.
1/5Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
It’s easy to keep your weekdays upbeat when it involves flared black trousers paired with a crisp white jacket by Dior from the house’s iconic Montaigne collection. For the fact of the day; the Montaigne line refers to the brand’s legendary address at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris, that is home to Dior couture.
The products: Stella McCartney bell-bottoms | Dior Montaigne white blazer | Stuart Weitzman Nudist neon pink heels | Versace quilted icon satchel bag | Blancpain Villeret Extra-plate watch.
2/5Tiny Dancer by Elton John
The Paul Smith ‘people’ print poplin shirt may be a bit crowded but we can’t help but marvel at the details like the hula dancer and dog on a leash. Add a touch of wild by way of a cubic flamingo clutch by Tod’s and some flora with a pair of clover-like earrings from Van Cleef & Arpels.
The products: Stella McCartney bell-bottoms | Paul Smith ‘People’ print poplin cotton shirt | Selvatore Ferragamo Como heels | Tod’s clutch | Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole earrings in white diamonds.
3/5Jolene by Dolly Parton
Gearing up for a Seventies costume party? Channel your inner goddess with the egg-shaped Chanel Minaudiere bag in the striking colours of red, blue and gold. Go cat eyes for days with a pair of dramatic Jimmy Choo’s sunnies speckled with glitter for that glam gaze.
The products: Stella McCartney bell-bottoms | Chanel Minaudiere Métiers D’Art bag | Jimmy Choo Donnas sunglasses | Max Mara stilettos | Mulberry blazer.
4/5Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
Did you know that season 3 of Stranger Things is set on a crucial plot revolving fun fair? Give it a nod at the next themed-dress party. The ice-cream embroidered Swarovski phone case is an adorable accessory that could melt your heart.
The products: Stella McCartney bell-bottoms | Aigner jumper | Bally Clayn belt bag | Michael Kors wedges | Swarovski No Regrets phone case.
5/5Roadrunner by The Modern Lovers
Going away on the road and into the sunset makes for a romantic wardrobe with the buttons (yes, buttons instead of sequins!) embellished jacket from Gucci. The sunhat from Loewe caps the whole look, more so with the Aida trunk bag by Bonia.
The products: Stella McCartney bell-bottoms | Bonia Aida trunk bag | Gucci black velvet corduroy | Loewe sunhat | Prada black slippers.
Cover personalities and photo credit to Ameera Khan (@littlemisskhan) and Zahirah MacWilson (@zahirahmacwilson).