To say that I am feeling the new skinny flares that are in style right now doesn’t cover it. As I look back at my flares of previous seasons I realize that the new shape of flares is so much more flattering. Instead of the pant leg being full from top to bottom, the current emphasis is on a skinny upper leg which bellows out at the ankle.
I might be a little late to sign up for the Rich & Skinny fanclub but I am here now. The Bikini Flares in Sunkist are vintage 70’s inspired with all the pluses of modern day fabric and styling. These feel like the comfy jeggings we all came to love last year 98% cotton and 2% elastin they are light and have the right amount of stretch. The denim is lightweight and the feel is really worn in without being falling apart. The rise is 7″ which for me is perfect the elastin in the denim is great because they fit nicely at the waist and don’t squeeze you. The fit is snug from waistband to just above the knee and then these jeans are breakout flares. I really like the placement of the back pockets on these and aging of the denim is natural and doesn’t look “done”. The hem is great I like that is it worn and again kudos to R&S for making this processing appear “natural”. I really feel like these jeans could of been on a classic Charlie’s Angels episode, they are a perfect example of updating a vintage look with contemporary fabrics and styling. They fit true to size, in fact when I first slipped them on I had that feeling like I found my favorite pair of jeans that had been lost.
Retailing at $198.00 the Rich & Skinny Bikini Flares are worth the investment. Flares are always going to be in fashion at one time or another. The benefits of having minimal decoration on jeans is the ability to fly undercover on multiple wears over years. This 5 pocket classic jean is just that, a classic jean that will be in style for years to come.