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Bell Bottoms

Bell Bottoms were extremely popular in the 1960's and 1970's.

Bell Bottoms are pants that become wider below the knee. Although they originated with sailors, bell bottom pants as fashion really took off in the 1960's and 1970's.

Sonny and Cher helped popularize bell bottoms on their popular television show in the early 1970's.

Patterns & Materials

Bell bottoms were made in a wide variety of patterns and materials, and in the 70's, the look wasn't complete without platform shoes.

Girl in light blue denim bell bottoms.

Bell Bottom Jeans

In the 1970's, Levi’s produced several varieties of bell-bottoms and flares for both men and women. The open-leg flare style for women was a definite fashion success.

Bell Bottoms through the years . . .

Take a look at these men's bell bottoms from the 1970's.

From entertainers to everyday folks, bell bottoms were all the rage!

For all of you who grew up in this era, did you own and wear bell bottoms?

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