Leather leggings are edgy and sexy, so they can be challenging to wear after 40, 50, or more. Nailing the look so you appear chic and not cheap depends on what you wear them with. For example:
Don’t wear leather or faux leather leggings with:
- short tops
- tight tops
- flimsy and see-through tops
- very sexy tops with deep V-necks and cutouts
- tall, leather high-heeled boots
- anything with biker gang details like buckles, studs, and chains
- weighty, masculine pieces
- too much glitz, shine
- cheap fabrics
- too much jewelry
- too many accessories
- piles of make-up
- big hair
- head to toe black
What Tops should you wear with Leather Leggings?
There are many tops you can wear with leggings, which I will show you below. What’s common about all of them is they cover your bottom. The best tops to wear with leather leggings are:
A long shirt, matte or silky, adds a feminine touch to leather leggings, which have a masculine vibe. Notice the cool faux croc print, which adds some nice texture and personality to this outfit.
A long sweater looks relaxed and cozy, while leather pants give your look an urban edge. This red v-neck looks eye-catching with these black ribbed leggings.
4. Dresses with Faux Leather Leggings
You can wear a dress with leather leggings, but it has to be the right dress. A short sweater dress with faux leather leggings is a chic look. Pair it with booties or your favorite slip-on statement sneakers.
Any tunic or tunic sweater looks great with leggings, particularly if it flares out a bit at the bottom. When it has an asymmetrical hem, it gives an artsy look. A solid color is always striking with black leather leggings, or wear a print with a bit of black to tie in with the black leather leggings.
Wear a slim-fitting but not baggy t-shirt ( untucked) + a blazer + leather leggings to look chic. This is a dressier version of blue jeans and a top. Layering pieces help you create a wide to narrow shape that is very slimming.
A poncho is another knit that looks great with leather/faux leather leggings. A poncho + leggings + riding boots is a very chic look.
If you can’t quite wrap your head around leather leggings but want more of an edgy look than a Ponte legging, try suede leggings. They are hip but also elegant.
One final note: I recently bought faux leggings, and after wearing them one, they stretched out, so you may want to think about going one size smaller. Check with the salesperson how much they are going to stretch.
Do you have ideas for what to wear with black leather leggings? If so, please comment or send me a photo. I would love to post it.