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FashionBack to Basics: 5 Ways To Groove To The Bell-Bottom Trend

Back to Basics: 5 Ways To Groove To The Bell-Bottom Trend

Graphics by Amir Rashid
Graphics by Amir Rashid
By Aina Izzah
By Aina Izzah
July 02, 2019
The retro flamboyance of young Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher from That 70s Show are just some symbols of the bell-bottom era, which undergoes a revival today. This pair by Stella McCartney acts as a versatile piece for 5 looks named after iconic oldies.

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

Graphics by Amir Rashid (Slide for individual products)
Photo credit: Stella McCartney
Photo credit: Dior
Photo credit: Blancpain
Photo credit: Stuart Weitzman
Photo credit: Versace
 

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

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Photo credit: Stella McCartney
Photo credit: Paul Smith
Photo credit: Tod's
Photo credit: Van Cleef & Arpels
Photo credit: Salvatore Ferragamo
 

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

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Photo credit: Stella McCartney
Photo credit: Mulberry
Photo credit: Jimmy Choo
Photo credit: Chanel
Photo credit: Max Mara
 

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

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Photo credit: Stella McCartney
Photo credit: Aigner
Photo credit: Swarovski
Photo credit: Bally
Photo credit: Michael Kors
 

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

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Photo credit: Stella McCartney
Photo credit: Gucci
Photo credit: Bonia
Photo credit: Prada
Photo credit: Loewe
 

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). 

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