Giovanna Battaglia in FRAME

I don’t know why I don’t see more black flares around…we already know the flare is ultra flattering in an hourglass-figure way, and black is the ultimate shade for a slim, streamlined shape! After flares busted into the denim scene again last year, I have been seeing a lot more cropped flares, which honestly in my opinion seem to be a bit harder to pull off correctly! But some people just have that natural ability to make anything look good. Here is Vogue Japan Senior Fashion Editor Giovanna Battaglia in FRAME, wearing the Le Flare de Francoise Crop jean and looking pretty darn incredible doing it! Her elaborate white and red jacket is purely Vogue-perfect, and helps give a long, lean and yet curvy shape to her cropped flares. She also demonstrates another “rule,” if you will, for wearing flares or crops correctly: heels will always help them give you a longer, taller look, which is why a lot of people opt for flares with inseams past their normal lengths to make it look like their stems are longer than they are. Crops do tend to make legs look shorter, so some nice tall heels (and a statement jacket, why not?) is always a perfect BFF for your most loved pair.

Shop crops and flares from FRAME at Revolve here, and at Shopbop here. Or, shop directly from the brand here.

If you prefer regular lengths, shop the FRAME Le Flare de Francoise in Film Noir here. FRAME also offers a cropped mini boot in the same wash, here!

See Giovanna’s website and blog here.

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Lana Ober

I’ve been quite the denim fanatic for several years now, and am happy to apply this passion to something that I can share with others. I am also a graphic designer/web developer and have done design work for two of the biggest designer boutiques in town, which is partly to blame for the 100 plus pairs of jeans I now own in my collection! It always fascinates me how much can be done with the denim fabric alone, and the constant innovations will always keep me hooked.

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