Oh my gosh! Never in a million years…ok maybe not a million but a hundred years did I think I would see a return of the 70’s bell bottom jeans. But folks, “They’re Back” and have been for a while now. In addition to that, much to my surprise I never knew there was a day that commemorates this 70’s fashion blast from the past. I thought after high school, this trend would be buried in the fashion time capsule once and for all. But, as the old saying goes, “What goes around comes around.” Or was the saying, “History repeats itself?” Or could it have been, “Everything old is new again?”
Bell bottoms, sometimes known as flares, are those wide leg jeans or trousers that are tight in the thighs and become wider from the knees down. The shape below the knees of the pants forms a bell-like shape. Are you a fan of the bell bottom jeans…past, present or future? Well if you are, guess what? April 5 is the unofficial celebration of Bell Bottoms Day! To commemorate my reflections of the 70’s, I penned this poem, Flashback 70’s in celebration of #BellBottomsDay and #NationalPoetryMonth!