I have a size 2 waist and a size 4 butt like a tiny Kim Kardashian. In my opinion, you should not wear leggings like normal trousers.
If you are short though, mid-calf and short leggings should be worn with caution as they will make you look smaller. Not too thin and very stretchy and comfortable. They are also great for tucking in your tummy. As you may have seen from the images above, it is great to wear a shoe in the same color as your leggings as it elongates your legs even further. Tall flat boots can work really well with leggings, but short booties and ballet flats can work equally good.
For more info on what kind of shoes to wear with what pants check out this article. Depending on the kind of jeggings and skinny jeans, your tops can be shorter for these pants although they will also look good with longer tops. They can be a great asset for any wardrobe of women over Skinny jeans are usually a bit thicker and roomier so can be worn with shorter tops. Be sure to wear the right underwear though, so there is no clear VPL visible panty line.
Featured below are myself and Greetje. This concludes my guide on how to wear leggings. I may add to this guide later as I discover new tips on how to wear them best, or have new photos to illustrate. If you want to make sure, you never miss an article and to get the best tips straight into your inbox as well as a free guide on how to find your style, be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter. I hope you got some more clarity on how to wear leggings! What do you think? Do you like wearing leggings and how do you usually wear them?
Thanks for your feedback. Otherwise, I agree with you! I think when worn as you have noted, Syliva, with more generously long tops, they highlight the part of the leg that very rarely changes in size or shape as we age the knee to the ankle. Thanks for all of the great inspiration above.
I love all the pics and I am actually surprised to find that I like the very top pics that feature the dresses with cream leggings — very chic! I have a pair of black ones and a pair of brown ones. They are really heavy knit — hold their shape never bag at the knee or in back no matter how many hours I wear them and are very warm.
I like them to come to the top of my foot and I wear them with boots — ankle, to the knee, or over the knee. I would never want any skin to show between a shoe and a legging. I do not wear them when it gets warm. I also have 2 pair of denim leggings and I love those most of all but I apply the same rule as knit leggings. They look good with a more casual top. This way, even if the boots are short, I get a longer leg line.
You definitely need to make sure that the leggings are thick enough to cover you legs and as you say, hold their shape. Anja always looks wonderful!
I appreciate her contributions to your blog. Mine are too heavy to wear with anything but boots. They just tend to not wear certain colors after a certain age.
Also, they are feminine. I have yet to have anyone tell me I look horrid in one of my Salwar Kameez outfits. But, I have had someone tell me I look horrible in western clothing.
Hence, I still am a bit blundered as to why we in European countries and the USA always have such a calamity with our styles. Well, it looks cute on little girls, but once you hit about 13 the look should be avoided. The leggings as pants look is very popular in LA at the moment and lots and lots of women are looking really terrible as a result. At one point I was also very against skinny jeans, but now that I have a pair I really love them. They give a lot more support than leggings and I think can look good with a regular top.
I do like skinny jeans as I wore them above with a large jumper or similar. They are just too hot for Singapore! Some like to cover their skin and many like to flaunt it. Leggings are a hit and it is flattering to be in style.
I would do the same for skinny jeans and not buy them too tight. Sounds like you look very stylish with leggings and skinny jeans indeed! Very nice guide on how to where leggings. I too love wearing leggings and tight jeans especially right now with the colder weather.
I pair it with short dresses, sweater dresses or long cardigans. Knee-high boots for sure. Thanks and welcome to 40plusstyle! Yes, they are great in cold weather. I know you are an expert at wearing them. It would be nice to feature some of your outfits in this post. This are a piece of clothing leggings,jeggings that I have not tried that much yet. I have two skinny jeans and so liking it but still I am not really that confident. It shows some of those not good looking flabs, lol.
So now I have to re-design my style especially if I am wearing skinny tights. Yes I know that feeling. I am a 70 year old women size 8 and still love fashion. I love dresses but have bad viens on my legs, so I wear pants or maxi dresses. Would it be ok to wear a slightly shorter dress lenght with leggins or would I look ridiculous! I think that would be totally ok and can look very chic!
Wear with a nice tunic or dress. You could combine with ankle booties or shoes with a 2. Thanks for your questions Valerie. Feel free to put images from you style up on the style forum. That is also a good place to ask more questions so I and others can help you.
Hello, I am wondering if it is ok to wear a tunic dress with brown leggings and brown clark knee high boots in May? I am going to a wedding rehearsal May 4th in California for my niece. But I am from the Seattle area. We wear boots here a bit longer in the spring because weather is cooler. I am 49 and the outfit is very age appropriate and have gotten complements on it.
Thank you for your help. Hi Liz, I think that you can wear boots in cooler weather all the time. But then you are saying that it is a wedding rehearsal so that should probably be fine. For the real wedding I would try to wear dressier shoes and I would stay away from leggings too. Thank you Sylvia for your response. As it turned out it was fairly warm so I wore sandals with the outfit and it looked just fine.
Yes I agree about legging and weddings. I wore a flowery, flowing spring colored dress and some black ankle strap sandals. I found out that boots are often wore almost year around there in Long Beach area. Thanks you again for your input. I am 70 and tried on leggings today. They are so comfortable! I have a calf length winter coat. Thought my short boots looked funny, so bought long boots. Thanks for the great advice. Yes, longer cardigans and tunics are definitely the way to go with leggings.
Hope you find something nice and I hope you can share your looks with us on the style forum! I am 62 and I got a pair of leggings from a friend for my birthday. She said I should wear them to my yoga classes but I am concerned about wearing them out in public at my age.
I love how comfy they are but the material is not much thicker then a pair of opaque tights. I been wearing them around the house but need some opinions on whether I should wear them out. I would not wear them if they are see through, but other than that leggings for yoga are ok.
If see through, then only wear them as you would tights. You are never too old to wear normal leggings for your normal clothes, but I would never wear them without a long tunic or short dress over them.
At 66, I wear my leggings all the time but never without a tunic or top that is long enough to cover both beast……. It is a Huge pet peeve of mine to see anyone, of any age, advertising!! Must keep those beast in the barn ladies! Leggings are wonderful but do wear them modestly. I wear them with a tunic and booties or high boots and feel great. Any top should fall below the butt area. I am over 60 and love leggins, but have trouble finding things to wear with them…longer tunics, etc.
Can you give me some advice? I often wear short dresses over leggings instead of tunics. There are no special places to find them but you can see them everywhere. Just go for a style that suits you.
Hit the stores perhaps wearing your leggings, and try a few! If you through all my outfits in the what i wore section, you can see many of my own examples. The fabric is very high quality and a nice thickness. The hems are fully finished—not raw edged like a lot of cheap leggings.
All the comfort and styling without the mess! I feel that some things like wearing short skirts not minis I am able to get away with. I do like solid colors and more fitted dresses and tops. As I am single, I would still like to dress to impress. I believe it immediately that you look a lot younger.
So many Asians do; I can never guess the age of an Asian woman. My site is dedicated to this topic so you will find articles throughout this site that tackle it. All the clothes I feature are in my opinion young and hip. I would say to trust your instinct. If you look in the mirror and it feels good to you, then it is. I am a 42 year old woman who happens to be African American. I am fit, a size 2 and look like I am about 29… I still get carded at the liquor store.
I would like to know how I can maintain my style without looking too young. While I prefer to look 29 vs 42 whatever 42 may look like, being stylish and chic is important to me. I also have trouble finding clothes sometimes because of my body type. So pants are usually tough. I have a size 2 waist and a size 4 butt like a tiny Kim Kardashian. That is why I love my leggings and yoga pants. If you like to show both your waist and butt they sound like a good option.
You could consider uploading your photos to the style forum so we can all have a look and give you more detailed advice. I have several solid and patterned dresses that would work well for fall if I paired them with leggings. However, one colleague suggested that my dresses are too long fall just below the knee, since i am petite to wear with leggings.
Should I consider having the dresses hemmed to just above the knee? Yes dresses over pants and leggings usually look nicer when the dress is a bit shorter.
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Wear a pair of slightly cropped leggings with your favorite ankle boots. Leggings are warmer than tights, so sub them in on cold days! You can easily wear them under a mini skirt like this one. A long poncho can be very bulky. Wear it with leggings instead of jeans to balance things out.
Go for sequin leggings instead of regular plain ones. So much more fun! Tunics that are longer in the back than the front are another great option for leggings. Slightly cropped leggings, sneakers, and a sweater make your laziest day even more comfortable. Pair your leggings with a cute sweater dress and heels for a cozy winter outfit. Patterned leggings like these are so much fun, but can be hard to wear. Pair them with basic shirts like white, black or another solid color.
Dress up your leggings with a statement necklace and a fitted blazer. A plaid shirt and leggings is a great combo. Add a faux fur vest for some glam. Make your summer dress work for winter by wearing it with leggings, a scarf, boots and a jacket. Layers are so slim-fitting that they allow you to add lots of layers.
Pair leggings with a chambray shirt , a big sweater and a scarf.
of over 10, results for "Denim Shirt Dress With Leggings" HPYLove Women's Summer Casual Plain Short Sleeve Cute Swing T-Shirt Loose Dress. by HPYLove. $ - $ $ 10 $ 14 99 Prime. FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Some sizes/colors are Prime eligible. out of 5 stars 7. Black leggings are a firm favourite here, such as full length leggings with a white shirt dress, worn with heeled lace-ups. Long black leggings also look good with a shaped shirt dress . You need long tops to wear with leggings to look elegant and fabulous. If you wear a chunky knit or long shirt with leggings, make sure it is the right size. Your top should sit properly on your shoulders, and the sleeves should not hang way down past your wrists. Leggings and tunics, dresses, menswear shirts, etc, are just the ticket.