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    19 Pairs Of High-Waisted Flare Jeans We Searched Far And Wide To Find (For You)

    "Skinny jeans, you've had your time and that time is up." —Flares

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    1. A pair of American Eagle flare jeans because it's scientifically impossible* not to look banging in these jeans — they come in a variety of lengths, so you can get your flare juuust right. (* not backed up by any actual science)

    model wearing black tank top and cobalt wash flare jeans
    different model, torso shot
    American Eagle

    Promising review: "As a 5’9" woman, I never find long flare jeans. First time trying American Eagle and absolutely love them, especially the length! Will definitely buy my jeans here! Will also buy skinny jeans!" —Patricia

    Get it from American Eagle for $35.95 (originally $39.95; available in sizes 000–20, including Short, X-Short, Long, and X-Long sizes, and two colors).

    2. A bestselling flare jean reviewers say is their denim soulmate thanks to the super stretchy waistband and plethora of different designs, from a sunflower embroidered design to a distressed style. And just look at these 🔥 pics!

    reviewer photo leaning on a phone booth wearing light blue flares with heels
    reviewer sitting on lawn chair outside wearing the flare jeans
    reviewer mirror selfie wearing the flares, caption

    Promising review: "I have have been looking for a pair of bell bottoms for literally years and because I’m tall (5’10"), they always end up too short and worthless. I honestly almost cried when I tried these on. Perfect length, perfect fit, perfect butt, and the most epic part?? They have a stretch waistband, no button or zipper, and stretchy material, and after wearing them a full day THEY KEPT THEIR FIT!! I actually went out for drinks after work and was still feeling super cute! Did not stretch out like most stretchy jeans. I am going back and purchasing every pair!!! I give 20 stars!" —Sharksgirl858

    Get it from Amazon for $31.43+ (available in sizes XS–4XL and 32 styles).

    3. A bell-bottom flare jean specifically designed for those with hip measurements bigger than their waists and busts, so it's safe to say these jeans will fit like a dream!

    model wearing bell bottom flare jeans
    Eloquii

    Promising review: "I have literally waited my whole life to get the cute super-wide bell jeans that you've got to alter yourself to get them on some plus-size girl clothes and I am in love. The high waist gives me a waist where I don't normally have one and the leg is slim straight down to the knee, instead of starting to flare out much higher like they usually do on bigger girls...or in some cases not actually flaring out at all, just not tapering down. If you were looking for that jean that makes your SOUL happy — these are it." —Mehgann M.

    Get it from Eloquii for $109.05 (available in sizes 14–28).

    4. A long, retro pair of flare jeans that will transport you straight to the '70s. And who knows, you might look so good that you'll singlehandedly bring these back once and for all.

    reviewer mirror selfie wearing cobalt wash bellbottom jeans
    reviewer mirror selfie wearing pink bellbottom jeans

    Promising review: "FAVORITE PANTS! Please don't ever stop selling them! I love these pants. They are so nice. A tiny bit long with flats or barefoot but not enough to bother me and perfect with a small wedged heel. I love the 'swoosh' of true bellbottoms as I move around. The cut is perfect. I find most 'flare jeans' or 'bellbottoms' start flaring out below my knee but not these! They flare out right at my knee and even have a little seam in the back at the knee bend. They're snug in the booty and thigh area in the best way. Very high rise, which isn't my favorite aspect but I'll deal. I also don't like that it doesn't have front pockets but again the fit is so cute and perfect that I'll overlook these flaws. Stretchy enough to be super comfortable but definitely jeans, not leggings. The dark denim is amazing. The black unfortunately attracts pet hair and lint like a dang magnet but such is life." —Susan G.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes S–XL and 12 colors).

    5. A pair of Levi's cropped flare jeans for when it gets a little warmer out and you want your ankles to breathe — but can't miss out on the retro flare feel to keep up with the trends.

    model wearing light wash crop flare jeans
    Levi's

    Promising review: "They're a great pair, and as a person on the shorter side they're the perfect cropped length and fit well. They are not too stretchy but have a little give." —Vica

    Get it from Levi's for $69.50 (available in sizes 23–34 and lengths 25–29", and two colors).

    6. A vintage-style Abercrombie ultra high-rise flare jean you'll pull out of your closet so often you might as well put a couple of pairs around the house, for easy access.

    model squatting wearing black ankle boots and light wash flare jeans
    model standing wearing black flare jeans
    Abercrombie & Fitch

    Promising review: "These are my FAVORITE jeans and I don’t know how these aren’t sold out like some of the other viral styles. I’m 5’3” and I usually wear a size 25 if I want a looser fit, or a 24 if I want a tighter fit. I bought the 24 in both the light and medium washes. I’m obsessed. The light wash fit more snug than the medium wash (just slightly) but I would not have gotten a different size. They make your butt look incredible, kind of like the Levi’s wedgie fit. I love them so much. I got the 'short' and they’re perrrrfect. They don’t touch the ground and hit exactly an inch above the heel of my shoe." —Leighann

    Get it from Abercrombie for $89 (available in sizes 23–37, including Extra Short to Long sizes, and seven colors).

    7. A pair with a little tiny baby flare for when you need juuuust a touch of razzle dazzle on your next night out, but one that will take the night from a 2 to a 10. 

    model wearing mini flare jeans in light blue wash
    side view
    Lee Jeans

    Promising review: "These are awesome jeans, they fit wonderfully in all the right places. They are super comfortable but be aware that they stretch a bit after wearing for a while. If they are tight when you first try them on, that's perfect. I would definitely buy again." —Tat

    Get it from Lee for $44.25 (originally $59; available in sizes 0–18 and two colors).

    8. An extra-long flare jean with a distressed hem you'll fall in fast love with, like an illicit summertime fling that turns into a love affair that then lasts FOREVER because these jeans are ~the one~.

    reviewer photo wearing light blue distressed flare jeans standing against rock wall
    reviewer collage of three photos wearing light blue flares with butterflies on it

    Promising review: "I love them and so happy I bought them. They fit, perfectly. My husband said, 'They remind me of the 70's' I said yes, they're back in style. I love these and may get another pair, just in case. Plus, the design and how it swirls is amazing! If you ever get another color of swirls like red, purple, or green, please sell them. I'm in love with these jeans! Thanks a billion!!!" —Carla Berry

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and 26 styles).

    9. A vintage-inspired Free People exaggerated flare jean that have the magical power to make you want to get up and stomp your imaginary boots on the dance floor, even if you’re not in the mood. 

    model wearing dramatic flare jeans
    model wearing pink flare jeans, sitting on a stoop
    Free People

    Promising review: "These pants are my pride and joy HAHA. Pink is a staple color in my wardrobe so these flares were the perfect addition. Super comfy and stretchy. I’m a size 12 and the 31 fits very well. I’m also 5’10" and they are plenty long. I will be buying more for sure!" —PinkyClaire

    "Obsessed with these jeans, i love how big the bell bottoms are! They are my favorite, I have them in multiple colors/washes and wear them all the time. Every time I wear them I get tons of compliments. The short length fits perfect." —PsychedelicPanda

    Get it from Free People for $78 (available in sizes 24–32 and 15 colors, as well as Regular and Short lengths).

    10. A Wrangler trumpet flare jean if you've been searching for the ideal super-flared look, because, as they say after all, the bigger the pants, the bigger the fun.

    reviewer mirror selfie wearing extra long, flared jeans
    reviewer torso shot with another person, wearing super flared blue jeans

    Promising review: "I LOVE these babies... soft denim and well made, like all of the other Wrangler jeans I've ever owned. The high rise is perfect. They are my new go-to pants anytime its casual day at my job. The flares are a little much for just wearing around the house — I only wear them when I'm going to work or into town. My husband told me that these are his favorite jeans to see me in!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $62.86+ (available in sizes 25–33 and 32–36" lengths).

    11. A pair of Gap black high-rise flare jeans just begging to be your go-to vacation pants, whether you're going on a real trip or just want to give off checked-out vibes. As a bonus, it's partly made from recycled materials!

    model wearing black flare jeans
    different model, same jeans
    Gap

    Promising review: "I'm 5'4" and normally an 8. I got an 8 short in these and they are perfect. No dragging and can wear boots without them being too short. Good amount of stretch, with the high rise with a little stretch is a blessing after a meal. Wore them to work an eight hour shift and they held their shape well. I want more." —Dana k.

    Get it from Gap for $55 (originally $79.95; available in sizes 24–35 and in Tall and Petite sizes).

    12. A pair of elastic flared jeans if you're often described as having a ~flair~ for DRAMA and WHIMSY and need your pants to match your sparkling personality. 

    reviewer mirror selfie wearing ripped light wash flare jeans
    reviewer outside wearing ripped light wash flare jeans

    Promising review: "I normally have a really hard time finding jeans that I actually like and that are comfortable to wear. I was nervous to order these because of course I couldn’t try them on first, but I read the reviews and all the raving about how great they were.... I AM SO GLAD I BOUGHT THESE!!! Amazing!! They fit great!! They are a bit long but I am super short so that was expected. I don’t mind the length at all though. These jeans are SO COMFY!! Super soft! They are stretchy enough that they move with you but not enough that they don’t feel like actual jeans. The high waist is great too. I am very happy with my purchase! I love them so much that I will definitely be ordering more!" —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes XS–5XL and 25 colors).

    13. A pair of patchwork flare jeans that are both a statement piece and a versatile closet staple at the same time — a rare combo that you'll treasure forever (and receive a mountain of awed compliments on 🤩).

    reviewer standing in driveway wearing blue patchwork jeans
    reviewer mirror selfie wearing the jeans

    Promising review: "I saw a girl on TikTok wearing these and I had to have them. As soon as I put them on I was obsessed! I always have a hard time ordering jeans online because of my figure — I have thicker thighs and a butt so I always want jeans that are super stretchy and comfortable, and these are both! I’m usually a size 6 (27/28) in jeans but I read the previous reviews where everyone was saying to size down. I was in between ordering the 2 and 4/6 but I went with a 2 because of the reviews, and it ended up fitting perfect! I was so nervous thinking they’d be too small but they’re suppperrr stretchy that they work. And flare jeans are usually impossible to wear without heels but these fit perfectly that I could wear flats too (I’m 5’5")." —Hannah Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in sizes 0–17 and nine colors, including a cow print design!)

    14. A pair of distressed flare jeans for that little touch of yee-ha to accompany your already immaculate gentle cowhand vibes. 

    reviewer torso photo wearing light wash ripped flare jeans
    reviewer mirror selfie wearing ripped darker wash flare jeans

    Promising review: "These are amazing jeans. The length is perfect. The waist is right at my natural waist. The size is spot on. The material is sturdy and durable. The zipper is a good quality. This is the best quality piece of clothing I have ever received from Amazon and every bit as good as $100 jeans." —Stacey

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes 2–16 and five colors).

    15. A pair of embroidered flare jeans enabling you to travel back in time, live out your hippie fantasies, and then bring these pants back to the future so you can spread the flare jean gospel for all those who need to be enlightened.

    reviewer wearing light blue flare jeans with embroidered roses, sitting at a kitchen stool
    reviewer wearing light wash flare jeans, flashing peace sign, outside

    Promising review: "Bought one pair, loved them had to buy another pair! Every time I wear them I get compliments! Do not be afraid to buy these stretch jeans if you're plus-size, they fit so great. They are long, I'm 5'8" and they fit me perfectly, sweet to wear them with all my boots! They're made really well, they wash well, the embroidery is way groovy, medium pockets, tough zipper, can't find one thing wrong with them!!!" —JC

    Get it from Amazon for $38.88 (available in sizes 2–24 and five colors).

    16. A high-waisted flare jean that's a match made in heaven with your twangiest cowboy boots or a sophisticated pair of pumps — or literally anything in your closet, because these pants will be the star of the show. 

    Promising review: "I'M IN LOVE with these jeans! These pants are long, which I love because I can wear heels (which I'm wearing 4" heels in the pics) and they're still long enough. They're just a tad too big. I love them so much though, so if it continues to bother me, I can just have them tailored. I'd buy a new pair, but they don't have the 26" in stock. If you're looking for a great jean, with quite a bit of stretch, flared leg, and is a mid-high rise, these are your jeans! I'm a HUGE Hudson fan due to their long lengths so if you like Hudson, you'll love these." —DaveyStras

    Get it from Amazon for $181.39+ (available in sizes  23–34 and eight colors).

    17. A stretch denim and organic cotton flare jean if you like your pants wide and roomy, to make you feel like you could flap your legs and fly away like a majestic and stylish bat.

    collage of side and back view of model wearing medium blue wash flare jeans
    Asos

    Promising review: "I 1,000% recommend buying these. They fit really perfectly and have some stretch in them so you don’t feel in pain. I’m usually a size 10/12 so went for W32 and it fits great (with some breathing space on the waistband)." —Asos Customer

    Get it from Asos for $56 (originally $70; available in sizes 24–36 and lengths 30–34").

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    18. A pair of stretchy flare jeans with an elastic waistband that's delightfully stretchy, so you never need to deal with that dreaded too-tight feeling you get when you wear certain jeans.

    reviewer wearing light wash flare jeans, standing outside
    reviewer bottom-up photo wearing black flare jeans

    Promising review: "Let me first start off by saying that I don’t leave reviews for anything ever. I am almost seven months pregnant and refused to wear skinny jeans. I am 5'8" and currently with this pregnancy just about 200 pounds. I prefer by bellbottoms to be incredibly long as I am really tall, and was looking for something that was stretchy enough to not hurt my belly all day while wearing. I took a chance in the dark and bought these and let me tell you, wow. These are some of the most comfortable bellbottoms I have ever worn, and although they are not advertised as maternity pants, the stretchy elastic band makes it very easy to wear at all sizes. They are also incredibly long which makes me feel much more confident, and the quality of fabric is very high. I would recommend is to anyone looking for a long pair of bellbottoms, and will absolutely be buying several more pairs!" —Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $38.66 (available in sizes S–XXL and 19 colors).

    19. A pair of medium wash high-waisted flare jeans you would have to try super hard not to look like a supermodel in, because the flare embraces all and excludes none.

    collage, front and closeup torso view of model wearing medium wash flare jeans with beige strappy heels and tube top
    Express

    Promising review: "These jeans are perfect! They are soft, stretchy, and hold their shape so far, not to mention the fun flare! I wore them out for a few hours the other day and they still held their shape when I got home, which indicates I don’t need to over-wash them so they bounce back. I ordered a 4-short inseam which was also perfect, I’m 5’2", 130 lbs and I wore flats and the bottom didn’t drag on the ground. The fit on my waist is also great. It doesn’t squeeze my waist too tight but sits above my high hip so I can wear a cute crop or french tuck. I immediately ordered another pair and can’t wait to add to my collection." —AZHippie

    Get it from Express for $48 (originally $80; available in sizes 00–18, as well as Short and Long sizes).

    Once you put on your first pair of flares, only then will you realize:

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