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Denim Do's and Dont's: Bell Bottom Basics

Finally after season upon season of the skinny jean, you can (literally) breathe a sigh of relief that the flared leg is back in a big way!

A modern take on the 70s silhouette, the flare is much more structured this time around. The best news is that the bell shape is super flattering.

It balances out your thighs, creating a long, lean leg. It is still in your best interest however to wear a heel with these dazzling dungarees to keep that visual line going.

I adore J Brand's Love Story jeans (pictured above). The dark wash is so retro fabulous and the flare is just right. Diane von Furstenberg has a high-waisted option that are pretty killer as well. If you do go the high-waist route, tuck in a plain white fitted tee and you're going to get an even longer and leaner silhouette; and there's nothing wrong with that!

Since there's so much going on with your gams, it's best to keep that the focal point. I prefer topping off this look with a fitted jacket and either a shrunken tee or camisole. You can also opt for a crisp white blouse with layers of fun, bold necklaces. Slip into a stacked heel (pointed toes look best) and you'll be the bell of the ball!

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Kristi Brooks

Upon completion of her degree in Fashion Design from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise (FIDM), Kristi Brooks worked in the wardrobe departments for celebrity entertainment programs such as Entertainment Tonight and The Insider as well as The Hallmark Channel network. In addition, Kristi has been a style contributor for E! News and TV Guide Channel, along with several local network morni...(Read More)

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