Leggings are a fashionable way to look fabulous after 40 on weekends or if you have a casual lifestyle. But how do you wear them without looking like they are a left over from your 80’s wardrobe?
Deborah: The main thing you need to remember is that leggings are not pants. What you wear up top is key.
Tip #1: Think of leggings more as tights.
They need to be thick and not shiny. The length can vary but generally ankle length look best. Capris-style that end at the calf can make you look heavy if you are short or have heavy calves.
Tip #2: What you wear up top is key.
Invest in long flowing tops, sweaters or tunics that cover your tush and even your thighs if you are heavy or wide there. Since you are wearing skinny on the bottom go wider up top to balance meaning tops that drape and flow work really well.
What do you do when it comes to shoes?
Tip #3: Flats work well.
Sure, heels can sometimes work, but if they are too clunky or fussy they can also look tacky, especially after 40. You don’t want to start looking like your teenage daughter.
Ballet flats or low heeled boots always look classiest and complement the relaxed look of tights. Wedges work too and also look great.
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