The most important thing about wide leg and flare jeans is fit. So, first, a lesson on how to wear them properly. Starting with the waist fit, make sure it’s comfortably snug. They say if you can fit two fingers between your the skin of your waistline and jeans, that’s a perfect fit and allows for a bit of stretch. Next, the rear end. This part must be fitted, but not too tight and certainly not too loose. The length is really important. You want the jeans to barely touch the ground, but not drag. If they’re too short, it looks unflattering. When trying these on, bring booties, heels or whatever shoes you envision wearing with your wide leg or flare jeans the most. Unlike skinny jeans, you can only wear certain shoes with these. Shoes with a heel of 2 inches or more look best with these jeans because they elongate your legs and make your butt look awesome. The brands that absolutely nail wide leg and flare jeans are 7 For All Mankind
, Citizens of Humanity
, J Brand
, Rachel Zoe
and Free People
. If you’re ever in doubt of how these jeans should look on your figure, take a look at how Rachel Zoe wears them. She’s the queen of this look and always has a pair on.