Rated 1 out of 5 by Diva from cheaply made Had to send this back, ]cheaply made Date published: She said I should wear them to my yoga classes but I am concerned about wearing them out in public at my age. I would never want any skin to show between a shoe and a legging. How to wear leggings over 40, an extensive guide by Sylvia. 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 had a doubt recently when paired a black cascading cardi with my zara leopard dress because the dress hem is above the knee and the cardigan had a two tips that were longer then the hem of the dress.
I felt not so fab.. On another note, your list of possible cardigan styles is absolutely breath-taking. These guidelines are so exact It makes me wish I had these years ago instead it took me years to figure out!!
Thank You so much! The Sack dresses have been tricky for me so thanks for straightening that out for me too!! Cardigans over dresses are such a staple for me in the winter. My work is freezing, so I layer layer layer with cardigans in the winter. I never even thought of it looking dowdy, though I guess I can see how it can. I do have to say I feel more comfortable belting the dress and putting a cardigan over, than belting the cardigan and the dress… maybe I should start doing that more.
Once I acquire more dresses, I will put these tips to use. This is really helpful, layering dresses with cardigans has been a challenge for me. This is a super helpful post, thank you! While I already layer cardigans over dresses quite frequently, I still found some useful tips in here. I shall stick to softer contrasts. I wear cardigans over dresses pretty much year-round at work in the summer when the AC is too high, and all the time in the winter…. I will have to do some experimenting with this.
Maybe it would get me wearing my dresses more often, but seems this is more for the advanced YLF gal. Thanks for the continued education!
Rute, your combo sounds fab to me. Post a pic on the forum if you can. I kind of liked it. I admit I do struggle with cardis and dresses. I love cardigans with jeans or skirts, and just have bought a few dresses in the past year so will experiment to get the best look.
Thanks for the tips Angie! The weather here is perfect for a dress-cardi combo. I have tried a few of those you suggested but will join the fun of experimenting this week. This is another eye opener Angie. How could I get to be 56 yrs old and not know these important guidelines? Dresses that fit and flatter my body are hard to find, especially since I avoid sleeveless.
Thanks for the ideas. Despite the high color contrast, I liked the way it looked — both of the colors are kind of muted, and the necklines really worked well together when I layered the cardi on top. Or is that an entirely different ballpark?
Will have to start my search for one! I think I asked for it in the comments section of the jackets over dresses post, and I appreciate you addressing it. Fortunately, there are lots of very long cardigans in stores right now. Great tips, as always! It looks so sophisticated and the contrast in textures is so eye-catching. I live in cardigans as you know it so dresses are no exception.
These are great tips. I have more time now since I submitted my thesis yesterday, yay! The proportions are really tricky — I have 9 black cardigans of varying lengths just to deal with this. Since finding the perfect jacket is harder than finding a great cardigan, I am more likely to wear a cardigan over a dress.
Ah, the low contrast really makes sense. Very helpful as usual, Angie — thank you! I was experimenting with this just this morning! I do like layering cardigans over dresses as it extends my dresses far into the fall season. I have one hip-length v-neck cardigan that works particularly well, but I do feel a bit like Aunt Mildred in crew-neck cardigans for whatever reason: This is exactly what I wore today.
Red cardigan over a blue dress: Great to see all these great tips from you. Wear leggings with longer shirts, tunics, or a short dress. Think mid-thigh length or, at the shortest, right below the hip and cover that rear. While there is probably some woman out there who can rock some silver, gold, or high-gloss leggings, let's all assume we're not her. When it comes to leggings, steer clear of the shine, which can show bulges or create them even where there are no bulges. Stick to opaque, shine-free leggings.
Leggings are not just for women with buns of steel. If you wear them well, anyone of any body type can look great in them. Let's take a look some great legging looks. With a long sweater. And if you must reveal some rear, try denim jeggings. Are you wearing leggings this fall? Learn More - opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. Learn More - opens in a new window or tab.
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