For a great transitional look that bridges the summer-to-fall fashion gap, there's no better boho classic than the plus size flared pant. Whether in printed knits or true blue denim, flares and bellbottoms seem to always evoke effortless cool, hearkening back to a retro, relaxed '70s vibe. Breezy enough to wear with your favorite tees and tanks during the summer, this easy shape will also look just as amazing layered with printed blouses and skinny scarves when autumn comes around.
Sadly, I had a hard time finding many flare options in bigger sizes; perhaps this is due to the continuing outdated emphasis on "flattering" styles for plus size women, or maybe mainstream plus size fashion brands just haven't caught up with the latest throwback trends. Either way, even though there aren't currently a ton of choices for plus size flare pants, I did find a few super-cute designs that are sure to add a little free-spirited fashion to any wardrobe (personally, I'm loving sheer lace designs that bring a sultry edge to this easygoing style).
So, if you've been looking for a great new look to take your outfits through the changing seasons with ease, these 13 fab flares are just the ticket for fresh boho style, come rain or shine.
Border Print Flare Pants, $30, Lovesick
Color outside the lines with these soft knit flares in a vibrant geo stripe. This bold style will instantly upgrade your loungewear looks.
2. Diamond In The Rough
Vintage Diamond Soft Flare Pant, $19, Rue 21
You're sure to shine bright in these dramatic flares. The simple black and white color palette balances a vintage-inspired diamond print for an extra sophisticated take on wild-child cool.
3. Flower Power
Printed Soft Flare Pant, $90, Eloquii
For those who are curious about the flare trend, but a bit apprehensive about going full-out bellbottom, these floral soft flares from Eloquii are just the ticket. The graphic, floral print keeps things squarely on the chic side.
4. Trunk Show
Elephant Print Knit Flare Pant, $19, Rue 21
Take a walk on the wild side in these funky flares. That elephant print couldn't be any cuter.
5. Cool Crop
Printed Crop Flare Pants, $50, Simply Be
Enjoy the sunshine while you can in this sophisticated, cropped style. An earth-toned circle print and dressy cotton sateen fabrication make these a great way to take the flare pant to work.
6. Rough Edges
Flare Jeans, $34, Forever 21
Frayed edges bring a touch of rugged cool to iconic denim flares. Worn with a killer pair of boots, these jeans will take you anywhere.
7. Sheerly Stunning
Lace Flare Pant, $35, Lovesick
Personally, this breezy black lace pair is my favorite new take on the flare-leg trend. Perfect for romantic rocker babes and edgy bohemians alike.
8. Electric Stripes
Retro Chevron Knit Flare Pant, $22, Rue 21
Electrify your closet with a zig-zag stripe design that might just knock your socks off. Sometimes, you just need a little extra sizzle in your closet.
9. Destructed Denim
Medium Wash Destructed Flare Jeans, $47, Lovesick
Don't be afraid to get a little rough and tumble with your favorite denim. These destructed denim flares are ready to take on any adventure.
10. Mermaid Material
Under The Sea Bellbottom Pants, $33, Rebdolls
Create your own fashion fantasy with these watery blue bellbottoms that will have you feeling like a gorgeous, mythical creature. Clamshell bra not included.
11. Boho Border
Insider Print Flare Pants, $33, Torrid
A pretty medallion motif teams up with a bold border print in this breezy bellbottom style. Pair with a blousy, off-the-shoulder top for the ultimate in relaxed boho glam.
12. All In The Details
Lola Kick Flare Jeans, $10, Simply Be
Bring a little something extra to your denim wardrobe. These flare leg jeans have all the right details, from funky front pockets to the perfect worn-in, faded wash.
13. Fresh Floral
Printed Cropped Flare Pant, $80, Eloquii
For those who usually steer clear of overly-sweet florals, this fun, fresh design is an easy solution. The bold, stylized print pairs with a cool, cropped silhouette for a look that's anything but boring.
Even though summer's still going strong, with fall right around the corner, it pays to invest in pieces that will go the distance. Try out these plus size flare-leg designs for outfits that will get you through transitional weather in carefree style.
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