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Jeans that flare out around the ankle are useful and stylish, but not for every outfit. And if you aren't careful, your jeans could stretch and flare without you wanting them to. Keeping your jeans from getting too loose and stretched out starts the moment you try them on in the store fitting room -- so know what to look for when you're shopping for new denim. If you don't, it could be just a matter of time before your pants turn themselves into bell bottoms.