I’m 54. Am I too old to wear leggings?……Confused in Cleveland
Your question does not have a “one size fits all” answer. The short answer is, you’re never too old for leggings….but, you must style them in a way that makes you look sophisticated, not silly.
Here are two great examples.
Try Long Sweater Coat
You can’t go wrong with this basic style recipe for leggings that is classy and casual. Take a black pair of leggings and add a top or t-shirt in the same color to create a nice long slimming line. Then throw on a long cascading sweater in a contrasting color and a pair of comfy, hip riding boots and you have the perfect where anywhere casual outfit.
Wear a Tunic
This is another classic style recipe. We stuck with the idea of riding boots which are always super popular in the fall and winter but this time, instead of a top and sweater, we have simply paired leggings with a fabulous tunic. A tunic is just a long top or it can be a short dress. Sometime you’ll see a dress that you love but it is too short. Often it can be worn as top over leggings.
One more note… Remember when I started off by saying you want to look sophisticated and not silly in leggings?
Do you notice how we have stuck to basic black leggings?
I suggest you stick to solid colors. If you are out looking for leggings and you come across something like these wild patterned ones and think they look pretty fun, please stay away. These are more of a costume than a fashion look. Glam Gals need to look classy, not flashy in leggings. Here are some photos of real women over 40 in leggings to help inspire you!
Do you wear leggings? Send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post it.