HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » The DU Lounge (Forum) » Ah, are bell bottom pants...

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 03:39 PM

Ah, are bell bottom pants/jeans coming back into fashion???

Last edited Mon Oct 19, 2020, 04:48 PM - Edit history (1)

Am getting my onslot of fall and holiday catalogs and lotsa of them are showing a lot more bell bottoms. Bell bottoms really are more flattering for some of us. I might have to try on my old bells to see if they still fit, and I suppose I should add here, I KNOW THEY WONT FIT.

17 replies, 539 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 03:46 PM

1. They started coming back last year as soft leggings.

I may do a bit of sewing this Winter. The jeans/pants I packed away this Spring are too long this Fall. It took a while to figure out the extra length is because my tush is smaller.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 03:48 PM

2. Good for you, is this on purpose?? Ya working out, dieting??

My length keeps getting shorter because my tush is getting bigger.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to a kennedy (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 03:56 PM

5. Nope! Stress killed my appetite.

I would get hungry but after 3 or 4 bites, I couldn't eat.

So, lots of small snacks on the leftovers. Followed by Haagen Dazs.

I still lost weight.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 04:16 PM

8. Damn, wish I couldn't eat, that seems to be all I do.......

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 03:51 PM

3. Yes, it started with Lockdown Hair...

And, I see the kids liking 60,s 70's and even 80's music all of a sudden. It was a more analog time I must say! The big hair with the bellbottom leg jeans make the look more stylish and symmetrical, I submit!

I'll be 60 in a few months... On my second date last week, she wore bellbottom jeans and one of those tight fitting 60's arm length tops! She's uptown so I gotta stay on top of my game!~ Groovy! Just Groovy Man! I'm Diggin it!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 03:51 PM

4. thats one ugly fashion that really could be left in the past.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 04:01 PM

6. My sons' 1970 bell-bottom polyester jeans now worth something???

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 04:02 PM

7. I hope that the flares are coming back in fashion.

I prefer bootcut and flare styles over this awful and uncomplimentary skinny style of pants/jeans any day.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Niagara (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 04:18 PM

9. Flares and a small bell do look nice at times.......

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to a kennedy (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 05:12 PM

14. Absolutely.

I'm pretty sure that different pant/jean brands have much different variations on the width of a flare. I would wear something like this, but I wouldn't wear anything that was too much wider.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 04:18 PM

10. Did they ever leave?

Last edited Mon Oct 19, 2020, 05:34 PM - Edit history (1)

Bell-bottom trousers and my leisure suit I am all set!


ps: my name is not Larry.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 04:25 PM

11. God, I hope not.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 04:50 PM

12. I think they are now called boot leg pants -- bottoms wide enough to go over boots

Is that what you are looking at?
Or they true bell bottoms, with a much larger flare than boot legs.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 04:54 PM

13. Silly me......guess my age is showing eh??? You are correct, boot leg pants is what they're called.

Bell bottoms are from the 60s and 70s, I lived in them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 05:31 PM

15. This thread needs a little music

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:59 PM

16. Seeing them again makes me gag

I wore them in the late 60s and early 70s but that was enough for me.

I believe they went out of style because the bottoms got tangled in bicycle gears and wheels. This was just when cycling was becoming popular.

The style originated from the U.S. Navy. The legs were easy to roll up when they were swabbing the decks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 02:23 PM

17. I didn't own a pair of straight leg jeans until

a couple years after I graduated high school in 81

and I was probably the last of my friends to adopt the new flareless pants style. Even then I felt uneasy in straight legs trousers for years.

nowadays the only reason I ever wear any pants at all is because I don't wanna go to jail naked.




again.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread