There was a time when the flower power seventies, Woodstock, dum maro dum moments and the psychedelic prints, patterns and colours ruled the fashion world. From Mumtaz to Neetu Singh, Shabana Azmi to Zeenat Aman, Bette Davis to the daring CHARLIE’S ANGELS, everyone sported the flower power seventies back then, through the eighties and the nineties as well. One of the quintessential styles in the seventies was the running amok fashion statements of the bell-bottoms. The new-age avatar being palazzo pants.
Bringing back the bell-bottom days
Moms would be the happiest watching you in one of these chic ten trendy styles, when you pair up your bell-bottoms with any of the tops for a night out, to college and more. Allow mom to reminisce her golden days too, and you can make that happen. Here are ten chic ways to wear bell-bottoms in 2015!
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The college girl with her quirky nature
Dark brown bell-bottoms with a simple round collar tee was a rage in the seventies, and you can emulate the same as well in this day and age!
For a spinsters party
Dress up with a vintage touch for a spinsters party this weekend to set the mood. Complete the look with vintage seventies wooden high-heels, embellish the wrist with oxidised jewellery and for the top, wear a camisole underneath and layer it with a sheer coat to complete the look.
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Out to the mall with the baby and hubby
Summer fashion is all about fun and staying cool, which is why a pair of ripped bell-bottom denims with heels, paired with a sleeveless white V-Neck top and the hair let loose, is the easiest way to make heads turn wherever you go.
Stir up the heat at the pub
Curvy girls can have fun too. Plus sized sisters hear-hear! An off-shoulder top with bell-bottoms for the legs, heels to dance in and a statement necklace would help you grab more than just eyeballs!
One of Charlie’s Angels
We loved the style mantra of the CHARLIE’S ANGEL threesome beauties. High-waisted bell-bottom pants with a tucked in shirt and satchel to carry along was the trend back in the seventies. Afro hair or perms, feather cut or leaving it loose and straight, we leave the look to you!
Bright and cuffed
For a pool party where the norm would be to run into the waters wearing a bikini, should you feel not to be the run-of-the-mill lass and yet would want to spread your vibrancy around, think monotone fashion from head to toe. Cuffed bell-bottom pants in the same colour as your top with white borders brings in the chic touch.
Sheer crop top, loose printed overcoat and denim bell-bottoms
For an evening out with friends, you need to dress quite apart from the gang that sips their margaritas. Sheer embossed crop tops with printed loose cotton overcoats and denim ripped bell-bottoms with heels, brings on a cool chick party look.
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Off to work, dress for Fridays
Friday dressing is all about being a little laid-back and happy. TGIF because now we can flaunt leather bell-bottoms with a V-Neck waist length tunic top or cardigan for smart dressing needs. To end the look, one can carry a small tote or a sling bag.
Retro and hippy at the rave party by the beach
Rave parties are fun to be at, and the vibrancy around calls for creativity and innovation with bell-bottoms and bikini tops. The centre-stage is yours for keeps, when you know how to flaunt those curves in wide-striped bell-bottoms!
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Bring on the disco fever baby!
When the world couldn’t stop dancing to the beats of DISCO, the PYTs back then shook their beautiful curves to the likes of ABBA, BEEGEES and more. A low V-NECK floral top and the afro hair set the look, with linen bell-bottoms and heels, gracing the occasion at most parties.
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Bell-bottom pants had their own style, their own aura and grandeur to say so, and especially for curvy Indian women who braved the humidity and heat in the continent, the humble bell-bottom not only kept the lasses chic and cool, but allowed them to flaunt the real-women-curves too! Ready to flaunt your curves and show the new-age your moves, bring back the bell-bottoms now!