Leggings are one of those garments that are known for being tight fitting and therefore show off your figure; this means many women are scared to wear them and embrace this style of leg wear that can fit into your wardrobe so easily. It’s all about confidence and we think you can wear leggings at any age and here’s some tips how to.
Leggings are often perceived as being a younger fashion piece that only suits slim, fashionable girls because they are so figure hugging. The truth is, they can look great on everyone and if you are slim they really accentuate gorgeous legs and bums, but can look as equally fabulous on a larger lady. Many also have the fear of this type of leg wear because they’ve already wore them in the 80s when they were first fashionable! Well it doesn’t matter, you can wear the trend all over again and leggings really are a wearable garment for everyone, you just need to style them correctly to suit your look and shape.
If you’re over 40, there are still ways to wear the style, however you should remember to treat leggings like tights and never expose your behind. Think of them as an accessory, not as trousers so always wear something long enough that will cover your bottom, this could be a long tunic top, long jumper, mid length skirts (not mini), long jackets and dresses (but not mini). Wearing all black helps elongate the figure making you look taller and slimmer, so this is a great idea for an autumn/winter outfit; try wearing long cardigans or jackets and a high-waisted belt where necessary to bring in an hourglass shape and yes, it is okay to wear an all black outfit.
Ladies of 40, 50 and older you can also wear leggings with a mid length dress (just above knee length) in a simple, relaxed style. These work well with a pattern or a print but nothing too busy or outrageous, simple colours work best. Tunic dresses look great for this outfit and give a casual daytime look when paired with flat dolly shoes; if you’re wearing long sleeves, why not add a belt to accentuate a gorgeous figure.
Leggings can also look fantastic with an outfit for an evening event; why not try teaming yours with a mid length printed skirt, plain black vest, a boyfriend blazer and some jewellery to set off the look – fashionable and classy!