My daughter is getting married in the fall and I have a off white vintage type tunic with a small gold embellishment between the breast she picked it out and plum color leggings. Can I wear leggings with a top that's short in the front and long in the back with lace up flats? I think when worn as you have noted, Syliva, with more generously long tops, they highlight the part of the leg that very rarely changes in size or shape as we age the knee to the ankle.
Which is the comfort standard I always strive for. I like either way short or longer tops. Usually that would be a coat. But wear mine with moto jacket, fake fury vest and V-neck sweater as well like here… http: I have black leggings but when I wear them they are somewhat wrinkley looking or slightly bagging when getting up from sitting around knee area.
Totally agree with you Sylvia. Was just thinking the same thing. I keep coming back to this post because leggings can be so stylish and material mix can make a difference too. So love your advice here!
Totally love my Adidas animal print grey leggings and have been wering them for 2 years now. Great for sightseeing in NYC see current post or everyday life. I just dont feel that comfortable wearing them the Chanel-style. Love the pics here Silvia though. But not for me. Makes me feel hidden. Have a nice day! I have them in very many colors and designs … even in pastels yes ;-. I though do not like animal prints, except zebra, so this is not an issue for me. I had already started wearing skinny jeans and pants as soon as they made their comeback by , mostly with short dresses.
When it comes to shoes, to my opinion, everything goes but low sneakers which make me look as heading straight to the gym, though high sneakers are ok. Age is not a factor to affect your looks, if you carry off what you wear with confidence. Belief in yourself is the key to fashion in the slightly higher age bracket. I am in a wheelchair and age My legs are ugly and I have poor circulation so I have to wear support socks or hose.
So I always wear pants. My daughter is getting married in the fall and I have a off white vintage type tunic with a small gold embellishment between the breast she picked it out and plum color leggings.
Should I keep the flats or try to find something in the leggings color to match. Any other suggestions would help. Thank you so much. Is it OK to belt a long tunic or dress? I love the cream leggings and outfits. Oh I so love that cream, sleeveless boat neck tunic with the asymmetric pleated hem.
Perhaps a legging might work better than thick tights with that cream dress of mine. But I have no money left. Yes, I love to wear leggings. I think this isy third time around. I wear them for casual and dressy. I also wear leggings over tights and under long johns in the winter. As well as having a successful career as an IT Architect. I wear leggings with my Vans tees and trainers all the time.
If you are still toned and have the figure to get away with it then why not? I wear leggings with a sweater all the time, and sometimes with t shirts. Sometimes it covers, sometimes not. Totally agree Karen, if you are fit and look good why not indeed. However I think the article is talking generally, Id bet the vast majority of over 40s 50s are not snowboarders or indeed i assume would look good in leggings and regular size tees. I admire your fitness, I was a PT for over 20 years until fibromyalgia took a hold and now most days I can barely walk around the house, I still want to look good though lol but now comfort is a very close second.
This article was written to give women ideas to hide their big bellies, if they have one. This article is very helpful to women like me. Do you have any advice about wearing a Tulle midi skirt …I am 67 size 12 waist and would like to wear a black tulle skirt to a wedding….. The wedding is in Paris and is a black themed wedding.
This is my humble opinion. Leggings are too rugged for a tulle skirt, especially to a formal wedding.
Secondly, if the wedding is in Paris, you need to be extremely confident about what you choose to wear. Parisian women have an effortless and elegant style. I say go for simplicity and put your effort toward a really good, elegant pair of shoes that will accentuate the skirt. I am short, and have short legs, so tunic tops make me look stubby. A good length is to shorten to the tips of your fingers with your arm extended at your side.
Thank you for your tip, I am built like you lol and have terrible trouble buying clothes that fit and suit, I am 51 and 5ft and believe me every single lb shows up and is hard to loose. I am going to invest in a sewing machine and get snipping x. All your advice seems to be for women who are short with apple or pear shapes. I suppose your advice would be to do the opposite to what you advise.
I love your advice though. I give advice to women of all shapes. There is a special article for tall women too at https: Help this is a great article. I would like to wear them with shorter knit dresses, but my slips are too long. Any suggestions for preventing knit dresses from clinging to knits. Should I just wear tights and buy some shorter slips if I can find them. Why do you need a slip? Sometimes cling can be reduced by rubbing a fabric softener sheet onto the fabrics.
Just use a good pair of sissors and cut the slip to the desired length. A slip is just an extra layer and it should not bring any attention to itself.
In cold climates, a snug undergarment is good for thermal layering. Target has a long camisole the length of a slip that is available in the maternity department. This may be a solution for you. I like to wear leggings ,so im little short and how can I wearing shoes to ,if the leggings ower the ankle.?.
High heels is good or not.. I like to know from you.. Yes heels can work in a similar way as they are worn with skinnies. For lots more tips on what shoes to wear with what pants, see this article https: Okay, you advised that people with big calves not wear form fitting leggings.
What should we wear? You cannot, and should not exclude us. What about the rest of us? There are so many other options to wear. You could still wear skinny style pants but choose styles that skim the legs, not hug them. You may like to have a look at the body type guides in this section where I have written many articles for all kinds of body types.
I love your blog! Thank you for the tips with leggings. I forgot what I had been missing. I am just turned 71, as I remember I wore a lot of leggings in , when I was in college. In fact I still kept some of them until now. Just last week, I tried them on and they fit! There are over articles here to inspire you Robert. However for the most constructive help and personal feedback I recommend my 21 steps course http: Can you tell me when it was written?
I appreciate dates on either articles or comments. I love leggings and the assets shapewear ones in particular! But my only gripe with them, is that because of the fact that most womens behinds are larger than their thighs, the material over the bum stretches and allows the skin and panties to be more visible than liked!! So in short, make the bum area denser material, but the leggings themselves should be worn as women see fit!!!
A grat pair of leggings which I wear almost exclusively know is Spanx…Coverage is really good and they hold you in. You will want to choose tops that accentuate your slimmest pant. All wide is just going to make you look bigger so find tops that are a bit tailored in the waist.
Empire tops can work too although it does not work for all apple women. I recommend visiting my article on the apple shape https: We like to style even as we age. I am in total agreement with your advice on how to wear leggings. I am in my mid 60s, am a full figured woman and I am tall. I absolutely love my leggings and find it hard to wear regular slacks now.
Anyway, I have a good friend who is in her late 60s who wears leggings all the time. She pairs leggings with short, fitted tees, etc. I sure wish she would wake up! She needs to read your article. I found it so helpful. I have worn leggings since I was 6 years old. I feel comfortable and warm when I wear leggings. I wear leggings when I run and when I go to the pool. I feel happy and healthy when I wear leggings. I have mixed feelings about leggings.
I am petite and tops that just cover the butt or are asymmetrical look best. I need to show as much leg as possible.
I rarely wear them outside the house except to exercise because they remind me of thick stockings, and I never wear them in our mhumid summers.
I prefer slim pants. I think leggings can be fantastic. If you wear it in the right way of course! I have to say, I have not fully taken advantage of a legging. I have a pretty cream dress which is too short and I always wear it with green slim trousers and leopard pumps.
A black legging could give me another option. Is it ok to wear colored leggings? I am 70, and would like to wear long tunics or short skirts to work, but in an age-appropriate way- i.
Absolutely, although I find that leggings look better when you go for one of the more neutral colors or if the color nicely blends in with your tunic. Comfy leggings lead to a longer life! Hi — I love leggings with tunic type tops. Mine are bamboo fabric — so comfortable. I am 64 years old. If you wear them correctly they look fabulous Age should have. O bearing on them. I mean look at the less than stellar bodies as society calls them wearing them at a younger than us OLD ladies.
I do not think many women who are not well proportioned, under a size 12 with naturally pretty legs can look elegant in tight pants. One thing to watch out for if you choose a lighter skirt fabric is the waistband of the leggings.
Look for flat waistbands so the outline doesn't show through the skirt, especially if the skirt sits higher on your waist than the leggings do. Tight leggings under dresses work best. Looser leggings run the risk of making you look saggy. They do, however, work under a very loose, flowing dress. In this case, they should match in style and fabric, much the way a Punjabi suit does.
If you're concerned about the look of your knees and calves, a three-quarter length legging worn under a knee-length dress can make the dress appear longer and slim your calves as well. Many women have found this to be a style that improves comfort, adds quirk and calls nice attention to amazing shoes. These days, women can wear miniskirts into their 40s and beyond, as opposed to the days when showing knee was only considered appropriate for much younger women.
You can even wear them under another pair of pants during cold winter days. If you want to rock leggings as pants, there's no rule saying you can't! The key here is making sure you're comfortable with what you're wearing and revealing.
When it comes to leggings, the only rules are the ones you make for yourself. If you want to wear leather leggings, do it! If there's any rule you should follow, it's to wear leggings that fit properly — too tight or too loose can be equally unflattering.
Read on for another quiz question. There are no rules when it comes to leggings, so feel free to mix up patterns, textures, and colors. As with most garments, it's generally best to strike a balance when you wear leggings.
Leggings come in various colors, patterns, and even textures, so when you wear them, you should consider how they'll look with other loud pieces. For example, if you want to wear leggings with a leopard print, you should choose a top with a solid color. You can technically wear leggings however you'd like, but it's a good idea to balance your figure when you wear leggings.
You don't want to wear leggings with a tight, short top. Similarly, you wouldn't necessarily want to pair a swirly-patterned pair of leggings with a tie-dye t-shirt since the patterns could clash.
Loud prints can look unprofessional in a work environment, depending on what's considered acceptable at your workplace. Try to stick to dark, solid colors in thick fabric. You can easily use leggings as a layering piece, so they're great for cold fall or winter days under dresses or skirts.
You could even wear leggings as pants under a big sweater that is tunic-length. This is a great way to dress up a pair of leggings. You could also wear a tailored jacket to give your outfit a more professional look. If you want to wear leggings stylishly, find a pair that are snug but not too tight and hit at your ankle area. Pair them with a longer top or jacket, or wear them under a dress or skirt to keep your legs covered.
Once you've picked a top, put on a pair of high boots, sandals, heeled booties, or ballet flats. Try to avoid wearing heels with leggings, as they can look mismatched. If you plan to wear leggings to work, look for a pair with a thicker material, like denim, suede, or leather. Don't wear leggings that are too tight or too loose. Your leggings should be tight enough to snugly cover your legs, but not so tight that people can see every dimple in your legs.
Make sure that they aren't so loose that they start to bunch over your legs, because that isn't very flattering either. You'll find ones that fit well not only look better, but feel more comfortable. Though anyone can wear leather leggings, they tend to be unforgiving and can bunch and cause unflattering lines on some body types. Leggings are pants, essentially. Some believe this not to be the case, and they are entitled to their opinion. You can comfortably step out of the house wearing pants and a shirt, as you can do the same with leggings, if you like.
As long as you won't be revealing too much, wear what you wish. Pair leggings with a longer top or jacket. Even if the shirt hits below your butt, you'll still look like you stepped out of the house without putting everything on. Wear your leggings with a dress, a skirt, or even shorts. Don't wear your leggings with the wrong shoes. Leggings look great with knee-high boots, sandals, flip-flops, or even low-cut boots. If you wear your leggings with heels or pumps, make sure that they match your shirt and that you don't look too trashy.
Leggings can also look good with ballet flats or moccasins, as long as the shoes go with the rest of the outfit. Make sure your leggings are long enough. You may have looked great in your perfect black leggings once upon a time, but after you've run them through the wash about a hundred times, you may notice that they rise a few inches above your ankles or they've gone saggy at the knee.
When you notice this unpleasant phenomenon, it's time to save those leggings for days when you won't be stepping out of the house, or for wearing under trousers or pants on very cold days.
Don't confuse leggings with jeggings. Jeggings are jean leggings, which is a cross between jeans usually, or other pants and leggings. Tight, sleek jeggings can help spice up an ordinary outfit, and you can wear them as you could wear pants. Denim blue ones with a 'boyfriend' cream sweater and loafers is a classic look.
While leggings and a top that falls to your waist is a big no-no in many people's opinions, you can pair a short shirt with jeggings. Just make sure you can rock the jeggings. They're really tight and not for everybody. Method 1 Quiz What's a rule you should always follow when you wear leggings?
Don't wear them with heels or pumps, or you'll look trashy. Never pair leggings with shorts — it's like wearing two pairs of trousers.
Leggings are not pants, so be sure to always wear them under something else, like a dress or skirt. None of the above. Pair leggings with a cute dress. Put on a short summer or springy dress and pair it with cotton leggings that complement the color of the dress. The dress and leggings shouldn't be the same color, obviously, but they should coordinate. For example, if the dress has five different colors on it, just pick leggings that match at least one of the colors.
If your dress is busy with designs, go for solid-colored leggings. Or do the reverse, you can even wear a solid-colored dress with a pair of patterned leggings and top your dress with a solid colored scarf.
No matter what, wearing leggings under a dress is a casual look and should not be applied to a non-casual event. Finally, use care when mixing colors and patterns. Although it is a casual look, it's still best to save the livelier patterns for the dress or skirt and keep the leggings simple. Yes dresses over pants and leggings usually look nicer when the dress is a bit shorter. That is usually how I wear the look (check the what I wore section for lots of examples). You want to aim for the nicest silhouette which often relates to the 1//3 rule (explained in my style course). Shift sleeve t-shirt dress for summer--Wear as dress or with leggings. Laksmi Women's Flare Comfy Long Sleeve Tunic Dress Cross V Neck Loose Casual Long Tops. by Laksmi. $ - $ $ 18 $ 27 99 Prime. FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Some sizes/colors are Prime eligible. out of .