Leggings are the perfect casual fashion for women over 40. They’re a weekend wardrobe staple or the perfect thing to wear if work from home or are just running errands. But how do you wear them without looking like they are left over from your 80′s wardrobe? Here are a few tips:
Legging Tip # 1 – Find the right Style for you
Many women wonder how to wear leggings as pants. The main thing you need to remember is that leggings are not pants. Think of them more as tights. They need to be thick and not shiny. Sheer and shiny are hose and not leggings. The length of your legging can vary, but generally ankle length look best. Capri length that end at the calf can make you look heavy if you are a gal who is short or has thick calves.
|Legging Tip # 2 – Choose carefully what you wear up Top.
What you wear up top is key. Invest in long tops that cover your behind and go down as far as your thighs if you are heavy or wide there for the most tasteful look. Since you are wearing skinny on the bottom, you can go wider up top to balance things out, meaning tops that drape and flow work really well.Here’s an example on the left. An empire waist top would be along the same line. Bonus: These kind of tops also hide any tummy bulge. A colorful tunic and leggings after 40 is also a fresh, relaxed look.Can you wear leggings with dresses? Absolutely! When you see that cute mini dress that’s too short to be chic, wear it with a pair of dark leggings to look modern and casual.
|Legging Tip # 3 – Flats and wedges work best.
What do you do when it comes to shoes? In general, flats work well over 40. Sure, heels can sometimes work, but a flashy high heeled shoe + leggings can look tacky after 40. You don’t want to start looking like your teenage daughter on her way clubbing. Wedges, ballet flats, or low heeled boots look best on mature gals and complement the relaxed feel of leggings.
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