How to Wear Leggings if You’re Over 40, 50 or 60
By Tina Boomerina (Christina Gregoire)
Teens know how to wear leggings, but adult women over 40 or 50 or 60 have stricter fashion rules. And, I'll tell you all about what to wear with leggings so you will look trendy, but not silly.
Leggings are still a big hit, no matter what designers and magazines say or fail to say. I was in Paris last summer and I saw women of all ages wearing leggings with skirts. And, in the states, where everyone is more casual, leggings are perfect if done to perfection.
Can I Wear Leggings as Pants?
You will love wearing leggings as pants, as long as you wear them the right way.
They are the perfect style for apple-shapes because leggings and jeggings are stretchy.
Although teenage girls know everything on earth about leggings, if you are an older woman (over 40 or 50 or 60), I am going to tell you how to wear leggings without looking absurd or embarrassing.
Tunic Tops for Leggings
If you are over 18 and you don’t live in the Playboy Mansion, you must wear leggings with a top or tee that covers your hoo-ha and your booty. No exceptions, ladies.
You may wear your leggings or jeggings with:
- Long Tunics
- Fun and flirty dresses – leggings as tights
- Big shirts that are long enough to fulfill requirements
- Belted big shirts
- Long, roomy sweaters
- Long T-shirt tunics, T-shirt dresses
NOT Clothes to Wear With Leggings
The legging trend uses the silhouette of big over narrow. (Big top, narrow legs.) If you are wearing your leggings as pants, you cannot wear them with:
- A top that's shorter than mid-thigh
- A tight-fitting top
How to Wear Jeggings Over 40, 50, 60
You will love jeggings. If you are over 30, 40, 50, or 60, you can wear jeggings instead of jeans. Jeggings are like denim tights or very skinny jeans. And, any apple-shaped woman who has had children will find that jeggings are more comfortable than jeans.
When you hit 40 or 50, you will notice that most jeans suck and that jeggings are a chic alternative to the dreaded “mom jeans”.
Apple Shaped Women
Apple shapes should take advantage of their shapely legs by wearing their jeggings under a long T-shirt or T-shirt dress and covering the T-shirt with a cute sweater coat or belted trench coat. If the trench is cute enough, you can wear that same outfit anywhere, from the malls of North America to the streets of Paris. However, you must wear jeggings (or leggings) that are heavy enough not to be confused with tights.
Keep reading about how to wear leggings if you're an older woman on page two.
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