I hope you got some more clarity on how to wear leggings! Due to a lot of what I would like to call, "Leggings Abuse," the fad went out of style.
Totally agree Karen, if you are fit and look good why not indeed. However I think the article is talking generally, Id bet the vast majority of over 40s 50s are not snowboarders or indeed i assume would look good in leggings and regular size tees. I admire your fitness, I was a PT for over 20 years until fibromyalgia took a hold and now most days I can barely walk around the house, I still want to look good though lol but now comfort is a very close second. This article was written to give women ideas to hide their big bellies, if they have one.
This article is very helpful to women like me. Do you have any advice about wearing a Tulle midi skirt …I am 67 size 12 waist and would like to wear a black tulle skirt to a wedding….. The wedding is in Paris and is a black themed wedding. This is my humble opinion. Leggings are too rugged for a tulle skirt, especially to a formal wedding. Secondly, if the wedding is in Paris, you need to be extremely confident about what you choose to wear. Parisian women have an effortless and elegant style.
I say go for simplicity and put your effort toward a really good, elegant pair of shoes that will accentuate the skirt. I am short, and have short legs, so tunic tops make me look stubby. A good length is to shorten to the tips of your fingers with your arm extended at your side. Thank you for your tip, I am built like you lol and have terrible trouble buying clothes that fit and suit, I am 51 and 5ft and believe me every single lb shows up and is hard to loose. I am going to invest in a sewing machine and get snipping x.
All your advice seems to be for women who are short with apple or pear shapes. I suppose your advice would be to do the opposite to what you advise. I love your advice though. I give advice to women of all shapes. There is a special article for tall women too at https: Help this is a great article. I would like to wear them with shorter knit dresses, but my slips are too long. Any suggestions for preventing knit dresses from clinging to knits. Should I just wear tights and buy some shorter slips if I can find them.
Why do you need a slip? Sometimes cling can be reduced by rubbing a fabric softener sheet onto the fabrics. Just use a good pair of sissors and cut the slip to the desired length. A slip is just an extra layer and it should not bring any attention to itself. In cold climates, a snug undergarment is good for thermal layering. Target has a long camisole the length of a slip that is available in the maternity department.
This may be a solution for you. I like to wear leggings ,so im little short and how can I wearing shoes to ,if the leggings ower the ankle.?.
High heels is good or not.. I like to know from you.. Yes heels can work in a similar way as they are worn with skinnies. For lots more tips on what shoes to wear with what pants, see this article https: Okay, you advised that people with big calves not wear form fitting leggings.
What should we wear? You cannot, and should not exclude us. What about the rest of us? There are so many other options to wear. You could still wear skinny style pants but choose styles that skim the legs, not hug them.
You may like to have a look at the body type guides in this section where I have written many articles for all kinds of body types. I love your blog! Thank you for the tips with leggings. I forgot what I had been missing. I am just turned 71, as I remember I wore a lot of leggings in , when I was in college. In fact I still kept some of them until now. Just last week, I tried them on and they fit! There are over articles here to inspire you Robert.
However for the most constructive help and personal feedback I recommend my 21 steps course http: Can you tell me when it was written? I appreciate dates on either articles or comments. I love leggings and the assets shapewear ones in particular! But my only gripe with them, is that because of the fact that most womens behinds are larger than their thighs, the material over the bum stretches and allows the skin and panties to be more visible than liked!! So in short, make the bum area denser material, but the leggings themselves should be worn as women see fit!!!
A grat pair of leggings which I wear almost exclusively know is Spanx…Coverage is really good and they hold you in. You will want to choose tops that accentuate your slimmest pant. All wide is just going to make you look bigger so find tops that are a bit tailored in the waist. Empire tops can work too although it does not work for all apple women. I recommend visiting my article on the apple shape https: We like to style even as we age.
I am in total agreement with your advice on how to wear leggings. I am in my mid 60s, am a full figured woman and I am tall. I absolutely love my leggings and find it hard to wear regular slacks now. Anyway, I have a good friend who is in her late 60s who wears leggings all the time. She pairs leggings with short, fitted tees, etc. I sure wish she would wake up! She needs to read your article. I found it so helpful.
I have worn leggings since I was 6 years old. I feel comfortable and warm when I wear leggings. I wear leggings when I run and when I go to the pool.
I feel happy and healthy when I wear leggings. I have mixed feelings about leggings. I am petite and tops that just cover the butt or are asymmetrical look best. I need to show as much leg as possible. I rarely wear them outside the house except to exercise because they remind me of thick stockings, and I never wear them in our mhumid summers. I prefer slim pants. I think leggings can be fantastic. If you wear it in the right way of course! I have to say, I have not fully taken advantage of a legging.
I have a pretty cream dress which is too short and I always wear it with green slim trousers and leopard pumps. A black legging could give me another option. Is it ok to wear colored leggings? I am 70, and would like to wear long tunics or short skirts to work, but in an age-appropriate way- i. Absolutely, although I find that leggings look better when you go for one of the more neutral colors or if the color nicely blends in with your tunic. Comfy leggings lead to a longer life!
Hi — I love leggings with tunic type tops. Mine are bamboo fabric — so comfortable. I am 64 years old. If you wear them correctly they look fabulous Age should have. O bearing on them. I mean look at the less than stellar bodies as society calls them wearing them at a younger than us OLD ladies. I do not think many women who are not well proportioned, under a size 12 with naturally pretty legs can look elegant in tight pants.
As a former image consultant I hope women will avoid trends and wear clothing that creates a lovely silhouette, emphasizing their best features and disguising others. This is a silhouette difficult for most to wear. Concentrate on your body being fit and a beautiful line will be readily achievable with more but never unlimited options. In my opinion, leggings are fine to wear as long as they are both loose and not see-through. I am overweight and wear leggings all the time, but I follow my own rules for looking decent.
You can get them on Evine. Hides my over 50 belly and Im very comfortable all day. The comments are helpful too. Love how you also talked about what shoes to wear, always a mystery to me. So pleased that it helped you. Yes, leggings can be tricky to wear, but they can also be really versatile, stylish and comfortable. I like leggings with tunics or button down shirts depending on cut and length. I do not like leggings and regular dresses. They just look like dresses with knit stockings that I would wear in cool weather.
The exception is the Asian style another poster mentioned above, they work much better. How to layer jewelry — unexpected ways to nail the layered necklace trend.
How to wear leggings over 40, an extensive guide by Sylvia. How to wear leggings so you look stylish? For which body type would leggings be suitable? Which leggings to buy? Some great brands for leggings include: I own their second nature capris and ready to wear leggings Uniqlo — very affordable leggings of good quality Anthropologie NYDJ Eileen Fisher What garments work well with leggings?
Hey it is a free country and we wear what we want to wear. Very thorough and thoughtful! I am a fan of leggings and wear them all the time!
Try it out sometime.. Not skinny tights, but skinny jeans. Thanks Sylvia, I shall try dress up today. Deb that reply made me lol literally and I agree with every word Reply.
You sure can Stephany. Hi Sylvia, Thank you for the wonderful suggestions! I still wearing it frequently. Although usually with skinnies rather than leggings Reply. Wonderful to see that you found leggings that worked for you. Sabina Oceanblue Style Reply. These sound like a great choice! Congratulations and have fun at the wedding.
Great blog btw Reply. I am going to invest in a sewing machine and get snipping x Reply. Just use fabric softener for cling Reply. This article is regularly updated with new looks and the latest shoppable items. Are flat knee high boots still in style with leggings? Thank you Brenda Reply. Mix and match each versatile top with different pieces from your wardrobe for comfortable and easy looks you can wear day or night.
Check out tunic blouses that go great with a pair of denim shorts and slip-on sandals for a stylish summer outfit, or comfortable leggings and flats for a more casual vibe. Wear one to work with slacks and a blazer, or out to dinner on a date tucked into a flirty pencil skirt.
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I hope you did not mistaken them for a hat! I am embarrassed to say that I have been wearing leggings all wrong. In fact, I'm pretty sure I was the cause of it's disappearance in the early 90s Thank you for helping me put the right leg ging forward in this regard.
Thanks for reading and for sharing some leggings memories. I also had leggings back in the day and I still have a couple of pairs. I can even fit into to them; they just don't look exactly the same on me now. I would say they are not quite a flattering as they once were.
Just recently got back into leggings. The last time I wore them was, well, when you said they were popular too scared to say the year. And the only reason I've put them on was because I got myself couple of dresses which tend to "travel up my legs" and look a bit I love your hub, made me travel back in time and gave me more courage to jump into my leggings.
Yes, I loved the way you described stretchy leggings as forgiving! Thanks for reading and for the comment. I really like leggings since they are very forgiving pants. You can gain or lose a few pounds, but they will just stretch along with you. Leggings can definitely be hard to grasp, but I think when they're worn properly they're a great option. Thanks for the Hub! Yes, short shirts and leggings are not a good look. Most people agree with me on this subject, yet when I walked through the mall yesterday, I saw so many people with that look.
I guess I just have to try to reach one person at a time. Thanks for reading and for the comment! I never do that before with the short shirts and leggings together as I find it an uneasy and impolite way of match I am shocked at how many people I see in public wearing short shirts and leggings together. It is usually not a pretty sight.
You are right - leggings are intended for short dresses and sweater dresses. Thanks for reading and thanks for the comment. Thanks for the hub! I adore leggings, especially now that I'm pregnant again, but they are a way to make short dresses and sweater dresses work. I don't think I could even wear a short shirt and leggings around the house! Yes, there are some things best left to the imagination. Thanks for the votes and the comment!
I love my leggings and you have it right on! Leggings ARE for under tunics and long shirts! Thanks for a good hub filled with good advice! Voted up and useful! Some of their shoes are cute though. Yes, perhaps a famous actress then. You are allowed to be curvy if you are an actress. Not likely to become a super model. The poor girl is too endowed and curvy.
They are all stick thin and boy straight. Maybe a famous actress. That is a really good point. I am sure at that height it is tough finding something long enough for her. Maybe she will become a super model! But for now, yes, leggings are a must. My daughter bought a dress shirt that was so short I wouldn't let her wear it without leggings. She is 5'10", just 14 and has a hard time finding dresses long enough. She now has a colorful variety of leggings. She is allowed to wear the dress shirt.
Thank you for your comment and thanks for using the word "tush. That is way nicer! Since then my once firm and toned body has gotten a little mushy It allows me to keep a feminine look while still covering up. They are a true asset in the closet if worn right! This hub has turned out to be much more popular than I anticipated.
A lot of women have strong opinions about leggings. I do know what you mean about jeggings vs. When I went to put the Amazon ads up, there was a pair of skinny jeans being advertised as jeggings. I changed the keywords a bit and fixed it. I can't confuse readers like that!
I am trying to help the leggings wearers of the world, not confuse them. Thanks for the vote up! So many people need to read this hub! I will say though that a lot of companies are calling things jeggings that really are skinny jeans.
I have a pair from Levi that have denim and are thick, even hang like jeans but Levi says they are jeggings I suppose when it's put like that, maybe some gals should stay away.
But once again, if they bought the correct size, I am optimistic they could make it work. But then again, maybe I am not witnessing what you are seeing. Leggings are so cute, but there is so much leggings abuse! Thanks for reading and for your comment. A timely hub, Jeannie Sadly they do not realise this and think that a tunic makes it all right. To them I would say You have been warned! Thank you both for your comments. Leggings and jeggings have become so popular.
They really do look flattering when worn the right way. Hi Jeannie, Leggings are so popular here in the UK, everybody is wearing them! Like Cloverleaf I have never worn them out before, because I too felt self conscious! There is no need to feel self-conscious. Now you can go out there in public and wear leggings wherever you go. Well, maybe not everywhere, but you get the idea. Thanks for the comment and the votes!
Great fashion advice, Jeannie! I've always stuck to only wearing leggings around the house, mostly just because they are comfy.
I think I've always been afraid of wearing them outdoors because I feel self-conscious!!! But now I know how to wear them properly, so thank you! Thank you both for the comments and the votes.
And yes, there are girls who wear tights as if they are leggings. Since the feet are not cut out, they are not fooling anyone. Maybe more people commit fashion crimes in Baltimore than other cities. See 4 more comments. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
The World Thanks You! Please don't steal my work! Leggings Crime of Fashion Poll Have you ever worn leggings in public with a short shirt? Yes, and I will continue to do so. Yes, but I will stop now. Thank you for showing me the error of my ways.
No, I already know my fashion limitations when it comes to my butt. No, leggings are tacky. LOL I remember these--but we never called them "leggings," they were just "stretch pants. Voted up and funny! Thanks for linking my article. What I mean is that this is just the style with teenage girls today. Thanks for dropping by and sharing! Plus 1 and tweeted! Thank you Jeannineianbottle for yet another high quality hub!!
Have you been wearing your hat as pants? That could be the problem. I now don't seem to have a proper hat There is also a beautiful bagCoach bag. Sorry to hear about your accident. I hope you are doing OK now. This is a great hub! I completely agree with you: I like Jeggings missus.
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