I’m 54. I would like to wear leggings. Am I too old?……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 some 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.
Cozy Knit Sweater
Leggings are a great way to transition from summer to fall. Take a summer top, add leggings, a cozy sweater and boots and you have a very wearable weekend look.
You can’t go wrong with a classic white blouse and leggings. This always looks chic.
Wear a Tunic
This is another classic style recipe. There’s that riding boot again which is always super popular in the fall and winter but this time, instead of a top and sweater, it’s now 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 dark 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.
And for those of you wondering can you wear leggings when you are plus size, the answer is yes!
Do you wear leggings? Send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post it.