14 reasons to fall in love with flare leggings again.

Flare Leggings

You might not have thought about flare leggings since 2010, but it’s time to start focusing.

That’s right: your favorite stretchy pant style from the early-aughts is back. And you’re going to fall in love all over again. 

Pro Tip 😎

Though you have long since replaced the flared bottoms with slimmer ankle cropped leggings and other pants that hug the entirety of your leg, be ready to get on board because the ‘70s-era flare is coming back—and with a vengeance.

While you’ve already invested in the trend by way of your denim collection and tailored trousers, your comfortable spandex pants are getting the bell bottom treatment as well.

flare leggings outfit

Whether you’re looking for an updated silhouette to wear to your next yoga class or simply want to change-up your everyday athleisure look, take a cue from your younger self who used to live in So Lows, Hard Tails, and more that boasted that roomy ankle shape.

Read below for more specific flare leggings outfit ideas.

the look

It’s elegant, elongates your legs, feels slightly more elevated than a traditional legging, and—let’s face it—has an air of nostalgia that can’t be beat. 

Shop our current favorite flare leggings right here. You might very well ditch all other athleisure silhouettes for a long time to come.



Lululemon Groove Super-High-Rise Flared Pant Nulu

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Whether it’s for celebrity loved workout tanks, ankle-crop workout pants, or half-zip pullovers, Lululemon is certainly a cult favorite when it comes to activewear.

As such, Lululemon flare leggings are not only stylish but also perform like a pro. 


Mango Flared Leggings

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These jet black flare leggings were made for a night out on the town.

Of course you can rock them at a workout class, but they pair just as well with a bodysuit and suede jacket for happy hour with your favorite ladies.

RELATED: Suede Jackets Make You Feel Instantly Luxe


Norma Kamali Fishtail Pant

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Get into the disco spirit with flare leggings that only Norma Kamali could perfect.

Slim through the thighs, they flare out in droves below your knee, making for a great pair of dancefloor pants.


Adidas Adicolor Classics Flared Leggings

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Keep it classic with the iconic triple white stripe from Adidas.

While the style elongates the legs and exudes that unmistaken sporty vibe, it also feels like a retro throwback to the ‘90s that you’ll love.


Splits59 Raquel High Waist Flared Legging

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Why not try a white? Go bold with a neutral that you might be apprehensive to try, like white, opting for cool-girl flares that boast a two-tone stripe down each side.

You can just throw on a cozy cardigan to go out.

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Alo Airbrush High-Waist 7/8 Bootcut Leggings

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These flare leggings are essentially weightless—and super soft too!

In classic black, they’re about to become your favorite go-to, wear-anywhere, pull-on leggings for all occasions. Wear your favorite crop top to make it more fun!


Tna TnaCHILL Atmosphere Flare Legging

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If you want a pair of flare leggings that you can collect in every color under the sun, this is the pair for you.

They have the brand’s signature extra-wide waistband, made from their signature TnaCHILL material, and are sold in 22 different hues.


Girlfriend Collective Moss Compressive Flare Legging

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While we love Girlfriend Collective flare leggings due to their ultra-flattering compression technology (though they remain feeling like a second skin!), it can’t be overlooked that every single one of the brand’s styles range from size XXS to 6XL.


Free People Good Karma Flare Leggings

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These Free People leggings are a boho dream. Manufactured in bright colors, they all take on a worn denim dye feel with the added bonus of a contrasting hemline that winds down each pant leg.


Zenana Cotton Fold Over Yoga Flare Pants

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For that classic early-aughts favorite fold-over flare leggings, shop these super affordable Amazon offers.

The best part is, they’re sold in 17 different colorways. You can shop one for your every need! 


Outdoor Voices SuperForm Rib Flare Pant

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Boasting a subtle ribbed texture that make them feel ultra luxe, these flare leggings have pockets too!

For all the essentials…In short? They’ll take you to your morning yoga class, and any errands afterwards, with ease. Pick your white tank tops here!


Aerie Flare Leggings

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There’s nothing like a pretty blue hue to kick you out of your drab winter wardrobe rut.

These leggings not only have a flared silhouette, but also a rolldown waistband so that you can adjust the pants’ rise like a pro. 


Beyond Yoga High Waisted Practice Pants

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For those who love a basic black legging but are looking for a little something different, opt for these dark heathered flare leggings.

The ultra-high waist hits at (or above) your naval for a flattering fit. Pair them with a bralette or tank top.

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Meryll Rogge The Jetset Flare

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Kick your flare leggings up a notch my turning to your favorite denim brand. With so much stretch that they are barely denim at all, these still have that heavier cotton weave feel—making you feel more supported than ever.

Pro Tip


Shop the color, rise, and overall vibe of your favorite slimmer leggings, just with a flared hem.

There’s no reason to re-invent the wheel, so stick to what you’re most comfortable with when it comes to overall fit. 

what to wear with flare leggings

Treat your flare leggings like a cropped or flare pants . Wear them with a lightweight down jacket or a shacket for casual days, a bralette for athlesuire look and any tank tops for your gym outfits.

It can also be your go to airport fashion!

Whether you style your flare leggings with a double polo shirt like you did in 2005 or a cozy cashmere boyfriend sweater, as dictated by your current wardrobe, it’s time to hop back on the trend for the coming season—and beyond.

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