First, it was super skinny jeans. Now, it seems like ankle-hugging leggings might be taking a backseat to heavily debated flare leggings. Is the rise in popularity of the baggy jean responsible for the resurgence? Or perhaps it’s Pieter Mulier’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection for Alaïa, which featured the most glamorous, voluminous bell-bottomed leggings around. Rihanna, Hailey Bieber, and Emily Ratajkowski—three of our favorite fashion icons—could have also had something to do with the resurgence.
Ratajkowski proved that they’re the perfect pant for weekend errands when she paired her Alo Yoga pair with a half-zip polo sweater, baseball cap, and white sneakers. Bieber recently wore a pair to a pilates class by TnAction with a matching sports bra, leather jacket, and shearling sandals. While Rih Rih gave us a picture-perfect example of how to dress them up. While out for dinner, Rihanna styled flared Nensi Dojaka leggings with a button-down shirt that also has flared sleeves, Balenciaga knife boots, and a vintage Tom Ford for Gucci handbag.
If you’re thinking of testing out the easy-to-wear trend, we’ve gathered 18 of our favorite styles ahead. Whether you want a dressy trouser-like pair to wear with a blazer or a functional design for a yoga class, you’ll find the best flared leggings ahead.