In the late 1980s, bell bottoms became popular again in women's and men's fashion in Europe spreading to the Americas. They were initially reintroduced as boot-cut, tapering to the knee and loosening around the ankle to accommodate a boot. Over time, the width of the hem grew wider and the term "flare-leg" was favored in marketing over the term "bell-bottom". As with boot-cut hems, the trend began in Europe and spread rapidly around the world.
In todays fashion in designer clothing, both boot-cut and flare-leg pants remain popular both in denim and higher quality office wear. In menswear straight-leg also gave way to boot-cut looks, again initially in Europe, and has made its leap into flare-leg for officewear, the same as what has happened in womenswear. Polo Ralph Lauren and other stylish designer in fashion industry have their own version for this trend.
Many celebrities are sporting the hottest bellbottoms around and they’re loving it. They can be jeans, cargos, and even dress pants, bellbottoms are still hot. You can pair them with anything, and you can also dress them up or dress them down.