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ENGLISH: It all started in the 19th century, when sailors began to wear bell-bottoms, wich shortly became the official US Navy uniform.

ROMANA: Totul a inceput in secolul 19, cand marinarii au inceput sa ii poarte, iar acestia au ajuns in final sa faca parte din uniforma oficiala a marinei americane.

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ENGLISH: In the mid-1960s, bell-bottoms became popular for both men and women in Europe and North America. Often made of denim, they flared out from the bottom of the calf, reaching a circumference of 46 cm at the bottom of each leg opening. They were usually worn with Cuban-heeled shoes, Chelsea boots or clogs.

By 1967, bell-bottoms had moved from high fashion to part of the hippie culture.

In the 1970s, bell-bottoms moved back into mainstream fashion, with help from Cher, by wearing them on their shows. This time they were made out of colorful cotton or satin polyester and they became a symbol of the decade. 

ROMANA: In mijlocul anilor 1960 pantalonii evazati au devenit populari pentru femei si barbati in Europa si America de Nord. De obicei erau din denim si se mareau incepand de la gambe, ajungand la o circumferinta de 46 cm pe fiecare picior. Cel mai des erau purtati cu cizme cu toc cubanez, ghete Chelsea sau saboti.

In 1967 pantalonii evazati s-au mutat din sfera high fashion si au ajuns sa fie purtati in cultura hippie.

In anii 1970 au devenit din nou populari, fiind ajutati de Cher, care ii purta in spectacolele ei. De data aceasta erau colorati, din bumbac sau poliester satinat si au devenit simbolul acestei perioade.

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ENGLISH: In 1996 women’s bell-bottoms were reintroduced to the mainstream public, under the name “boot-cut”, but with a slimmer flare.

By around 2006, they started to fade as the skinny jeans rose in popularity.

ROMANA: In 1996 pantalonii evazati au fost reintrodusi in moda feminina, sub numele de “boot-cut”, dar cu o circumferinta mai mica.

Prin 2006 acestia deja isi pierdeau popularitatea, timp in care cea a pantalonilor “skinny” crestea tot mai mult.

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ENGLISH: This season they are back in style, people wear them a lot, and if you think of choosing a pair I want to give you some quick tips on how to style them so that they will lengthen your legs and look super stylish.

There are two big rules:

1. If you wear them with flats or sneakers, they look best if at the back, they touch the ground.

ROMANA: Sezonul acesta au revenit in trend, se poarta foarte mult, iar daca v-ati gandit sa optati pentru o pereche am sa va dau cateva tips and tricks cum sa ii purtati in asa fel incat sa va alungeasca frumos piciorul si sa fie cat mai stilish.

Sunt doua reguli mari si late:

1. Daca ii purtati cu pantofi fara toc sau patofi sport, acestia arata mai bine daca ii lasati sa atinga pamantul in partea din spate.

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ENGLISH: 

2. If you want to obtain a more elegant look and wear them with heels, try letting them fall into the ground so that only a little bit of the top of the shoe shows.

ROMANA: 

2. Daca doriti sa obtineti cu ei un look mai elegant si ii purtati cu tocuri, incercati sa ii lasati sa atarne pana in pamant si sa se observe doar varful pantofului.

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ENGLISH: I recommend investing in a quality pair, because as history shows, they always come back in style and believe me, you will wear them a lot. I saw really nice and accessible, classic and elegant ones at Yokko.

ROMANA: Va recomand sa investiti intr-o pereche de calitate deoarece, dupa cum arata si istoria, acestia revin mereu in trend si credeti-ma ca ii veti purta foarte mult. Am vazut modele foarte dragute si accesibile ca pret, clasice si elegante, la Yokko.

Photographer: Tiberiu Arsene

Love,

Laura