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The flared jeans

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The flared jeans

Currently, bell bottoms are back in fashion after a long time in oblivion. It is not a new trend, nor just a few years ago, this proposal with jeans has been with us for many years, but... do you know what its origins are?

The origins of bell bottoms

You may not know that its origin does not go back to the sixties or seventies as many people think, but to know its roots you have to go back to the year 1813, where the first reference was in the uniforms of the Navy sailors. from United States.

Why did they have a bell? The answer is simple, because they were pants that were very easy to remove even with boots on, they could be rolled up so as not to get wet when walking through areas with puddles or mud and they could even be used as a flotation device since that part of the pants with air.

With the passage of time other trends appeared in terms of pants and the bell would not be present in fashion again until the 60s and 70s, coinciding with the hippie movement.

Given their casual characteristics and how comfortable they were, the youth of that time did not take long to make them their own and turn them into one of the great icons that many fashion firms were quick to market massively.

Bell-bottom pants were not only the heritage of the hippies but they were also part of what was known as disco fever and the discos of those years were filled with impossible outfits, including bell-bottom pants.

They were worn by both men and women, they were worn with suit jackets or blazers and even fitted leather jackets. They combined them with tight blouses and leather blazers, almost like the man.

As with many of the fashion garments, over time they gradually disappeared until the arrival of the 1990s, where they once again acquired great prominence, although this time among the female public.

Since then they have been coming and going intermittently and currently they are still a trend because, as you may have seen in the collections of many fashion firms, the 70s, 80s and 90s are once again a must.

Did you know the history of bell bottoms?