Did Victoria Beckham Just Confirm The End Of Skinny Jeans?

VB just made a strong case for flares.

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by Hannah Banks-Walker |
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At one point in the not-so-distant past, only one style of jeans reigned supreme. Celebrities wore them, all of your friends wore them and you wore them even if they weren't that comfortable. I am, of course, referring to the skinny jean, which looked like it would be the world's favourite style of denim forever. Victoria Beckham, however, has other ideas.

victoria beckham flared jeans

Spotted in New York, VB showcased a pair of denim flares, which she wore with a silk ruffled £650 shirt(her own design, of course) a white blazer (also by Victoria Beckham) and an Hermès Birkin bag. Not only was VB tapping into the distinct '70s vibes of the moment, recently exacerbated by the new Halston series on Netflix, she was also reiterating fashion's penchant for baggier, more wide-legged jeans this season.

Paco Rabanne spring/summer 2021
Paco Rabanne spring/summer 2021

Gone is the restrictive 'skinny' silhouette, only to be replaced by loose denim. From Chloe to Balenciaga to Paco Rabanne and, obviously, Victoria Beckham's own eponymous label, flared, baggy jeans are the order of the day for spring/summer 2021. There was a particular emphasis on pairing them with tailoring, too, whether that be Beckham's blouse or Balenciaga's slouchy shirts.

The Row Autumn/Winter 2021
The Row autumn/winter 2021

Don't think these jeans are just a flash in the pan, though. Fashion editors were beside themselves when they caught sight of The Row's white flared jeans included in the brand's autumn/winter 2021 collection. This suggests that, long after summer has faded, we'll still be taking a leaf out of VB's book and pulling on our own bell-bottoms.


SHOP: Victoria Beckham's Outfit

Victoria Beckham, Ruffle Trim Silk Shirt, £6501 of 4

Victoria Beckham, Ruffle Trim Silk Shirt, £650

Victoria Beckham, Double Lapel Blazer, £1,5902 of 4

Victoria Beckham, Double Lapel Blazer, £1,590

Victoria Beckham, High Waist Flared Jeans, £3503 of 4

Victoria Beckham, High Waist Flared Jeans, £350

& Other Stories, Flared High Waist Jeans, £654 of 4

& Other Stories, Flared High Waist Jeans, £65

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