Rad or Bad? Flared Leggings Make Us :-| the ’90s

We had a bit of fun reminiscing about our favorite pair of flares from last decade. For some of us, tent-like denim was the bellbottom of choice, while others took a more daring route and went straight for the crushed velvet. Though our tastes were varied, we all pretty much agreed that we looked ridiculous in our gigantic pantaloons. But, with the whole '90s grunge resurgence, these pesky britches have been having a sort of moment in the sun. Whether lace, sequined, or the onerous velveteen kind, '90s flares have been popping up on some of our favorite bloggers and labels—but we're curious: Do these pants make you miss Contempo Casuals or do they belong (very firmly) in the past?
Above, from left: White Lace Flares, Image via The Foxy Man; With Hearts in My Eyes Lavender Lace Flare Pants, $140, available at Bona Drag; Black Lace Pants, image via Fashion Toast.
Above from left: Balmain spring '08, via Style.com; Erin Wasson X RVCA Velvet Pants, image via Fashionologie; Black Lace Pants, available at Spanish Moss Vintage.
Above, from left: Sequined Pants, image via Luxirare; Erin Wasson X RVCA Jeans, $118, available at Opening Ceremony; With Hearts in My Eyes Black flared pants, $130, available at Bona Drag. http://www.openingceremony.us/products.asp?

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