Leggings are a dirty word in many people’s minds. They see them as a slovenly way to dress, that looks like you’ve given up. We’ve all seen those gals who wear tights as leggings and let everything hang out. I also know they can look flattering so today I’m sharing a modest way I like to style leggings for spring.
This post, The Modern Way To Wear Leggings After 50 gets more traffic than any other post on my website so it’s obviously a subject that interests women over 50. It has my best tips for wearing leggings. I tend to wear leggings most often in the colder months with booties and tunic sweaters. Since it’s a style that some women like to wear year-round, I’m going to start sharing some stylish ways to wear them.
Under a long tunic shirt is a natural way to wear leggings. The tunic covers all your “lady bits” while you remain super comfy underneath. This was intended as a bathing suit cover-up but I immediately saw other ways I could wear it. I chose to wear the top buttons unbuttoned to break up the big expanse of the shirt, but you could also add a belt. The high side slit helps elongate my leg. It comes in tons of colors, I am wearing a medium.
These are by Lyseé, who really knows how to make a great fitting legging that’s totally opaque. I have umpteen pairs of leggings in my wardrobe and 80% of them are the Lyseé brand. I love how the tulip-shaped hem in the front helps my legs look longer by showing more of my ankle. These puppies have 5% spandex in a 4-way stretch that will never bag out, no matter how long you sit in them. They have a 4-5″ deep, concealed inner waistband panel that wraps front to back and holds everything in place.
These leggings are meant to be snug so expect them to require some tugging, to pull into place. They come in this white denim and 2 blue washes in sizes XS-XL. I’m between sizes so ended up with the small but think I could also wear the medium.
Here are some more Lyseé leggings-
My white platform slides are from last year but a quick look around the web tells me the style is very popular this year. Here are some other options in varying heights-
Do you wear leggings?
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.
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