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PAUSE Highlights: Bringing Back Bell Bottoms

Channeling the 70s.

Whether it be a pair of bell-bottoms, flairs or boot cuts, 70s style trousers have made a return. Although there are slight differences between all three styles, the general concept remains the same, today we are talking about trousers that get wider from the knee onwards.

Proving what everyone already knew, that what goes around in fashion always comes back around, the 70s staple is once again in vogue. Someone who can take a lot of credit for menswear embracing the style is Allessandro Michele, the creative director of Gucci. Since releasing his 70s-inspired collections at the helm of the Italian fashion house, flared trousers have become a signature style for the brand which is revisited regularly. In turn, those who count Gucci as one of their favourite brands have also been wearing the trousers, namely Harry Styles.

Lauded for his style which often plays with androgyny and vintage-inspired garments, he has made bell-bottomed trousers a regular piece in his wardrobe. Whether he is talking to James Cordon for a short film by Gucci or out and about in London, it has become a part of his uniform.

Looking beyond Styles and Gucci, we have selected some outfits from a range of sartorial experts that experiment with the bell-bottomed trouser silhouette. Whether it be a classic pair of bootcut jeans or a leather variation with a huge, flowing bottom leg opening, we have highlighted a range of styling and shopping options for those wanting to experiment with the look.

See the gallery below along with some shopping suggestions for wearing bell-bottomed trousers.

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