Flared jeans might just be the unsung hero of the denim world. In a market dominated by skinny silhouettes-which aren't flattering on every figure-we sometimes forget about the magic of bell-bottoms and flares.

The thing is, flares are not as easy to wear as skinny jeans because they almost always require heels to fit properly. Trust us, it's worth it. When the break of the bell is smooth, your legs will look a mile long.

As with all your favorite jeans, it's what you wear with them that adds character. You can gobohemian and pile on loose, slouchy layers with a pair of mid-wash jeans, or more polished with dark rinse bell bottoms and a silk blouse.

From Victoria Beckham and Nicole Richie to tons of our favorite style bloggers, we found tons of bell-bottom and flare inspiration that will make you put your skinny jeans to rest.

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