46 responses

  1. vie anne
    September 15, 2014

    ALL ages can look great in Leggings.
    Ive seen 70 year old women wear them so chic with boots and a long sweater. And Ive seen them on a 2 year old.

    TImeless AGELESS

    • Deborah Boland
      September 18, 2014

      Hi Vie, You’re right Vie. It’s all about how you wear your leggings. And they are so comfy too. I think they are a great weekend option. Cheers, Deborah

  2. Kathy wayment
    July 24, 2014

    Where can I find this long top as pictured? The color is perfect! Please get back to me. Thank you. Styled by Khadiga Mofeed.

    • Deborah Boland
      July 24, 2014

      Hi Kathy,
      That is a great top but that was posted way back in the fall and it is sold out now.

  3. Novale Jones
    April 11, 2014

    I want to know if I am too old (44) to be wearing yoga pants in public (like grocery shopping, not out to dinner) and even the ones that are one color with built in little skirt on top?

  4. Barbara Ritthaler
    February 6, 2014

    Honestly, I think wearing leggings (and not only after 40) strictly depends on the size of your butt.

  5. meggan
    January 18, 2014

    I actually saw a 50ish man wearing black leggings and dark brown riding boots. He had a thin build and it actually looked very nice. Just the fact, he had the confidence to wear this was kinda sexy. Nothing else about him or his clothes were feminine.

  6. Antionette Blake
    December 11, 2013

    I was going to try patterned leggings, not as bold as what is shown…but have changed my mind – thanks!

  7. Cynthia Anne
    December 5, 2013

    It’s fun and interesting to read everyone’s comments on whether (or not) women over 40 should/can wear leggings. I’m in my late 50s and totally agree with Deborah: It’s all a matter of personal style — and what looks good on each woman.

    Frankly, it’s not about “age,” in my view. A lot of women in our culture are overweight, and wear things that don’t look great on them. So be it. While I’m at it, I’ve seen LOTS of young, overweight women wearing short skirts that DON’T flatter their figures, and it has nothing to do with age. I’ve seen slim, trim women in their 50s and 60s who look MORE fantastic than younger women in leggings.

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      September 10, 2014


  8. Emily
    November 21, 2013

    I’m 59 years old, 5’1 and 110 lbs, I’ve been wearing leggins for a while now, until the other day, a friend of mine that is very heavy saw me in my leggings and her expression was OMG you look so skinny!
    Now I’m kinda feeling a little bit uncomfortable while I’m wearing them.
    May I have your opinion?
    I forgot to mentioned, i always wear them with a long shirt, or tunic.

    • Wanda
      January 11, 2014

      I’ll be 66 in a few months and thin and my legs are thin and there is no fat or flab the kind you see hanging from the lower thigh to below the knee. I have athletic looking legs from running track years ago and now ballroom dancing. I am thinking more and more of wearing leggings and a tunic and I bet you looked better than your heavier friend who probably had flab hanging from her lower thigh to below her knee. Don’t pay attention to “haters.”

  9. Cynthia
    March 13, 2013

    I was looking for photos about how to wear tunics with leggings when I found your site. Can you give me some tips?

  10. karen thompson
    September 16, 2012

    I love the leggings in the photo, but I guess I am too old (52) for that look (sigh). I do wear solid color leggings and they look great with the right outfit – at any age!

  11. Christopher
    September 7, 2012

    I know this will draw a lot of heat, but leggings rarely look right with an outfit if worn as pants. They just look lazy and not age appropriate. If your top is almost skirt length and you have higher boots on it does a nice job of tying the outfit together but when they are used with flats, heels, etc…. its just not a good idea. It shows off to much and is unflattering on 98% percent of the people I see in them. Ladies take note, guys like a well fitted pair of pants or slacks way more than skin tight solid color leggings.

    Thank you and stay gorgeous

    • Terese
      July 4, 2013

      I think a long tunic with leggings and flats looks casual chic. Leggings are great for all sizes and all women in any age group. Solid legging / designer leggings seem to be increasing in popularity with women worldwide.

  12. susan
    March 9, 2012

    It’s my 65th birthday today and i wore a pair of black leggings at work together with a blue tunic dress everyone commented on how nice i looked , i was very careful though as i had put on a pair of white knickers before i decided what to wear and forgot to change them .

  13. Angela Mahler
    December 21, 2010

    I’m a leggings-with-boots kind of girl. Comfortable yet dressy at the same time.

    But I’ll leave the ones with prints to the younger ladies. I don’t need to break up a nice line down the body that I get with the black ones.

  14. marydee
    December 20, 2010

    Leggings look great with a long-enough top or dress on just about everyone, every age. For the over 40 (okay over 50) crowd, now we don’t have to worry about our dented-up legs showing (All those skinned knees and boo-boos from our youth don’t look that good at this time of life). Nylons are completely not an option, so hooray for leggings!

  15. kelly
    October 21, 2010

    I’m 46 and just bought a great pair if knee high black boots that i want to wear with black leggings, but i’m having mixed emotions about it because of my age, HELP!!

    • Deborah Boland
      October 21, 2010

      Hi Kelly,
      You should be fine as long as you put them with the right outfits. I have several articles on this topic, just look up knee high boots on myr search bar and follow the tips!
      Good luck!!

  16. magdalene
    October 3, 2010

    I find leggings to be a godsend. I never liked the look of tights for myself, too covered up, and pantyhose are so old-fashioned and stuffy. Bare legs is no longer an option. Leggings… the perfect edgy alternative, flattering, can be well done. I wear mine with a shortish shift dress (sleeves, of course). The dress is black and white (black at the hem). With black leggings and a pair of black heels, it’s an easy outfit that gets compliments from men and women. And I believe it’s age appropriate. I’m 58.

  17. jing
    October 3, 2010

    i wear cognac colored corduroy leggings with cream lacey tunic top with skinny belt(s)..and top it with a leather moto jacket…I’m 46 years old 5 feet and 100 lbs…

  18. Vanessa Vinos
    September 30, 2010

    Unless you have a body like Elle Macpherson (or similar) then I would say, don’t even go there. I’ve seen 40+ legs stuffed into leggings and it resembled a sack of rabbits trying to fight their way out of sausage skin (with all the lumps and bumps) ;-)

    I didn’t do it in the 80’s when I had the body for it. They just always seemed to make my leg look shorter. I agree with the comments that they can cut your leg off.

  19. Rabbi Wendy
    September 30, 2010

    I’ve worn leggings for years, but only for warmth under pants or longer skirts. I did wear them with short dresses, like JoJami does in her photo, about 10 years ago (wow, I can’t believe it’s been that long). When it’s cool enough to wear leggings here, it’s really winter time. Otherwise, it’s way too warm them.

    Hue has some very cute leggings/jeggings in corduroy-like stretchy fabric in fun colors like teal, olive, and camel (and of course, black) that I saw at Nordstrom. I bought brown and olive to wear under skirts and with boots.

  20. Dianne M. Daniels
    September 30, 2010

    I like the new leggings – no more shiny spandex! I also like the theory of a Jegging (jean-legging) but haven’t found any that fit me quite yet – I’m nearly 6 feet tall and mostly leg, so that’s a bit of a challenge.

    I do have some black leggings that I wear with boots (short or tall) and a longer sweater – like one of the looks on your page. I find that they look best on a toned leg – a woman who works out regularly usually has beautiful shape to her legs and that makes a legging more attractive.

    The wild patterns are just not me – I prefer to show off my ‘wild side’ with jewelry or color!

  21. Paula
    September 15, 2010

    Great to see the posts, thanks for visiting my blog–visuals always help!

  22. Lavender Dreams
    September 13, 2010

    Thanks! I guess I need to look for tights to wear with this outfit! Leggings don’t usually have feet! heehee! ♥

  23. Lavender Dreams
    September 9, 2010

    I wouldn’t wear these leggings at any age! heehee! But I’m glad to have the info on leggings. I have a straight black skirt that I want to wear my boots with and I guess I need leggings so that my knees will be covered. Any ideas on this? I’ll go look at your link, too! Thanks!

    • Deborah Boland
      September 12, 2010

      Hi Lavender Dreams,
      Yes, when wearing a skirt and boots it will usually look best when you pair them with dark opaque tights or leggings. This is going to be especially popular this fall.
      We are already seeing ads for a lot patterned hose, too! Beware of the hose with vertical stripes. If you have thin legs you will be fine, however anyone with curvy legs will probably not be happy when they try to wear them. The stripes will mold to the contour of the leg and you could end up looking like you are wearing a road map of the tour de France!

  24. Kelly
    September 9, 2010

    I did look at the other photos but leggings still just make me cringe. I agree, I’m glad too that we don’t all have the same taste. I just figured this site is a place to post your true opinions so there it went! And maybe many do not dress for the opposite sex, but I have to wonder, have you ever met a man who said “Wow, I really love to see a woman in leggings.”?

    • Deborah Boland
      September 9, 2010

      Hi Kelly,
      YES!!! Thanks so much for your honest comments and we love chatting about this with you! Yes, we have some some wow women in leggings and we will try to find some photos.. we have also seen some, ” Oh No.. why did you wear this”. We should do a poll and ask some men about how they feel about leggings! We agree many women do want to dress for men..this could be a fashion turn off… we need to get more info on this! How fun!!! Thanks for all your questions and input!

  25. Paula
    September 7, 2010

    Check out what a REAL 50+ year old looks like in jeggings and shooties, and see what you think! I think it was successful!


    • Deborah Boland
      September 7, 2010

      Hi Paula,
      Thanks for sharing. You have great legs and figure and pull this look off very well.

  26. Kelly
    September 7, 2010

    Leggings? A big NOT for me. Are they really fashionable for anyone over say 24 – – – ever? I’m sorry to be so critical but the ones in this photo look like something a clown would wear. Seriously.

    • Deborah Boland
      September 7, 2010

      Hi Kelly,
      Did you manage to go to the link where we have some pictures of real women in leggings? We understand many women not wanting to wear this look, but many still can at any age.
      We like the darker and solid colors best, however this fall we are going to be seeing lots of textures and colors that will be fun too! Thanks goodness we all don’t wear the same thing or have the same style..the world would surely be a boring place!

  27. Stacey
    September 6, 2010

    Oh how funny. I just bought some today! I’m pairing them with a nice just above the knee tunic type dress and ballet flats. I feel pretty good about the look.

    • Deborah Boland
      September 6, 2010

      HI Stacey,
      Great to hear your tying this! Sounds like you have the right combo going… One great thing about leggings is, there are so many short dresses out there for the younger set, that we can add a pair of legging to and feel good about going out. Why miss out just because our legs might be showing a little age or we just want to look age appropriate. With leggings we can have it all!!!

  28. GingerR
    September 6, 2010

    Not a look for me.

    If it’s cool enough I think I need my legs covered up, why would I leave my feet bare?

    It cuts my legs off and makes me look shorter than I already am.
    It makes me think of ballet dancers, a lovely thought, but I’m 40+ and never was a ballet dancer anyway….

    I have seen this look well done by women my age but they won’t have to worry about competition from me!

    • Deborah Boland
      September 6, 2010

      Hi Ginger,
      You have a great point about it “cutting your leg off”… It does have the potential to do that! I love that you appreciate the look, but don’t want to join in!!! Good for you for sticking with your gut and doing what you feel is right for you!!!

      One note… don’t forget you can still wear leggings with tall or short boots. If you were to try the tall boots and leggings look, it can actually really be quite flattering on most and actually elongate your leg, hide thick ankles and with the thigh high boot, it would even cover any thickness of knees!

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