From Cady Heron in a skin-tight henley to a Simple Life-era Paris Hilton on a Kitson run, there’s some iffy early-aughts references attached to flare jeans. That should not deter you! You’d be surprised how modern the silhouette can feel when separated from the cringe-worthy stylings of its past (cough, plastic flip-flops and Juicy Couture hoodies, cough).
Case in point? The 6 celebrities in updated takes on bell bottoms below, all of whom look totally cool, current, and nothing like your middle school idols (okay, technically Hilary “Lizzie McGuire” Duff does, but you know what we mean). As usual, our intrepid editors have done their due diligence on each ensemble—scroll down to shop everything now.
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Shop the look: GRLFRND x Revolve Natalia jeans, $248; revolve.com. Stone_Cold_Fox East blazer, $315; revolve.com.
Shop the look: Parker Smith Bombshell Bell jeans, $178; parkersmith.com. Krewe Iris sunglasses, $295; krewe.com. Mansur Gavriel Lady bag, $750; net-a-porter.com. Rodarte boots, $874; fwrd.com.
Shop the look:Rag & Bone Justine jeans, $60; saksoff5th.com. The Jetset Diaries Novella top, $39; gilt.com. Smoke x Mirrors Geo III sunglasses, $350; barneys.com.
Shop the look: McGuire Majorelle jeans, $109; shopbop.com. Enza Costa tank, $92; shopbop.com.
Shop the look: Frame Le High jeans, $220; net-a-porter.com. Altuzarra Ghianda bag, $2,995; shopspring.com for different color. Erdem x Linda Farrow cat eye sunglasses, $405; lindafarrow.com.
Shop the look: Stella McCartney flared jeans, $365; farfetch.com. Dior Technos sunglasses, $420; nordstrom.com.