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Trousers with a marked flare below the knee:‘bell-bottom trousers’
- ‘Remember the bell-bottoms of the '60s and '70s?’
- ‘Damien approached the young woman in her faded denim jean bell-bottoms and her Latin flare, colour-splashed top.’
- ‘When Matt arrives at the doorway, he's wearing not only the glasses but also bell-bottoms.’
- ‘Christina was wearing her hair up in a ponytail, she had high heels that made her seem almost to be Toby's height, pink bell-bottoms, and a baby blue short halter-top.’
- ‘She kept arguing, but in the end, he found an imitation hippie outfit with serious bell-bottoms and a tye-dye shirt that she consented to wear.’
- ‘I was trying to run in platform shoes, bell-bottoms and a long coat.’
- ‘If you need an extra outfit, you can pair yesterday's top with the bell-bottoms from the day before.’
- ‘When the topic of dressing up comes, one would invariably think of the latest low-waist trousers and tops, bell-bottoms and a host of other designer wear.’
- ‘She stood and wandered to the bathroom for a five-minute shower, then appeared in the kitchen in bell-bottoms and a fuzzy white sweater.’
- ‘In fact, I think I still have a nice pair of blue and white check bell-bottoms with a cheeky ‘high-waist’ somewhere in my wardrobe.’
- ‘My friends wore hip huggers and bell-bottoms which I staunchly refused to even consider.’
- ‘Tyler thought she looked rather pretty wearing a pair of jeans she'd made into bell-bottoms herself, and a long-sleeved light blue shirt under a grey polar fleece vest.’
- ‘Celia was wearing turquoise corduroy bell-bottoms and a tank top, her hair in two French plaits.’
- ‘The girl, who answered to ‘Lee’, looked positively hippie in her black corduroy bell-bottoms and paisley smock with flare-sleeves.’
- ‘I bought Ronnie a pair of white bell-bottoms with pink candy stripes.’
- ‘So it is a lot closer to jeans than bell-bottoms.’
- ‘She had red hair that was long and wavy; she had blue eyes and was wearing bell-bottoms and a shirt that said, ‘I am crazy!’’
- ‘In the last few years, we had a revival of 60s and 70s fashion, with turtlenecks, bell-bottoms and jeans cut to fray dominating the landscape.’
- ‘I changed into a pair of black bell-bottoms and a white keyhole peasant shirt that had lace on the cuffs.’
- ‘‘Nothing, mom, she just wants to come over’ I clumped back upstairs and changed into a teal sweater and khaki bell-bottoms.’
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