It's Not Your Imagination - Extreme Mamma Mia Bell Bottoms Are Trending
"Honey honey, how this thrills me..." — Kendall Jenner, probably.
If you've scrolled through social media over the past year, you've probably come across an unexpected yet fun craze: Mamma Mia reenactments. But while mouthing along to songs from the musical and two movies always makes for fun TikTok challenges, the trend actually goes way deeper than that. People are out there having full (and very impressive) Mamma Mia themed parties, and with '70s fashion making a comeback, dressing like a young Donna Sheridan is no longer silly - it's now celebrity-approved.
Recently, not one but two models have been spotted out in extreme flares, similar to the ruffled bell bottoms Lily James wears as Donna (aka Meryl Streep's character) in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. First, Kendall Jenner was seen in a leather pair, styled with a cropped Chrome Hearts tank top and layered cross necklaces. Then, a few days later, Kaia Gerber wore a satin version from Galvan, making the look complete with a paper clip top.
Victoria Beckham also proved to be a bell bottom fan back in May, wearing her own denim version with a ruffled yellow turtleneck and matching blazer.
We knew chaotic bottoms would become the new go-to once we moved on from Zoom calls and began meeting in person, thus revealing the lower portions of our legs again. But we definitely didn't think this voluminous and head-turning silhouette would catch on like it has.
Thankfully, since wide flares are such a statement piece, you won't have to worry too much about styling. Just stick with a simple top - a tee, a tank, a button-down, a bralette, or a cardigan - and let them have their moment in the spotlight. As for shoes, heels or platforms will perfectly complete the look. Ready? There are several options to shop, below.
ASOS Luxe Leather Look High Waisted Flare Pants
Eloquii Classic Fit Bell Bottom Flare Leg Jean
Shop now: $120; eloquii.com
Year Of Ours Ribbed Flare Legging
Shop now: $110; urbanoutfitters.com
L'Autre Chose Side-Ruffle Flared Jeans
Shop now: $191 (Originally $318); farfetch.com
We The Free Irreplaceable Flare Jeans
Shop now: $78; freepeople.com
Missguided Petite Jersey Kickflare Pant
Shop now: $13 (Originally $32); asos.com
Nasty Gal Recycled Plus Size High Waisted Extreme Flare Pants
Shop now: $19 (Originally $37); nastygal.com
Balmain High-Waisted Flared Trousers
Shop now: $1,137 (Originally $1,895); farfetch.com
Shein High Waist Layered Flare Leg Jeans
Shop now: $25; shein.com
Topshop Petite Jamie Indigo Curve Flared Jeans
Shop now: $73; asos.com