I’ve gotten several emails from ladies asking if women over 50 can wear wide-leg jeans. One lady mentioned that a co-worker commented that she dressed too modern and trendy and was trying to look like a teenager. Excuse me; I’m wearing wide-leg jeans, and I’m over 50, and who decided that only younger women had the market for looking modern? That is a bunch of bull hockey, and I will prove it today.
Wearing Wide-Leg Jeans on a Date When You’re Over 50
My husband and I try to have a date night at least once weekly. I love getting dressed in a comfortable outfit, but I also want to look fashionable. Keeping up with the latest trends helps to keep me looking modern and youthful. All trends aren’t for me, but I’m embracing wearing wide-leg jeans.
Are Wide-Leg Jeans Trending
Oh, my, YES! Wide-Leg jeans and pants have been on the fashion scene for a bit, but they are currently a BIG trend. I styled wide-leg jeans last year and talked about how to wear wide-leg jeans, but this year I seem to be wearing them all of the time. The latest trend in wide-leg jeans and pants is prints. Are you brave enough to try this trend?
Who Can Wear Wide-Leg Jeans?
Wide-leg jeans add balance for ladies with rectangle or triangle body shapes. I am a rectangle, so the wider leg helps to give me a waistline. Ladies with straight or slim legs love wide-leg jeans because they will balance out their body shape.
Do Wide-Leg Jeans Make You Look Heavier Than You Are
Those who are a pear shape or have thick legs will also love the wide-leg jeans trend. Wide-legged jeans conceal the shape of your legs, so your eye is left to “guess” the size of the leg underneath the jeans. Wide-leg jeans won’t make you look heavier, but you must remember to wear a slimmer-fitting top to get the proportions right. I love wide-leg pants because they add balance to my broad shoulders, plus they add an element of drama to my outfits that I adore.
Wearing Wide Leg Jeans When You Are Petite
Yes, petite women can wear wide leg jeans! However, there are a few things you should consider that will help you look your best in them. The word CROP should be in your vocabulary. That doesn’t mean you need to show your stomach, but it means you want your top to not be long. Choose a crop top or tuck it into your jeans so that only a small portion of your top is visible. Also, choosing a slightly cropped pair of jeans helps since it shows some of your ankles. Choose a high-waisted pair of jeans. The higher the waist, the longer your legs will look. Wearing a shoe with a heel or a platform will also help you to appear taller. If flats are all you can wear, choose flats with a pointy toe and ankle or cropped wide-leg jeans to show skin between the jeans and the flat.
Shoes to Wear With Wide-Leg Jeans
The style of shoe you choose to wear with wide-leg jeans depends on the length of the jeans. If the jeans are long, you might want to choose a chunky heel boot, a platform shoe, or a clog that is trending right now. If you’re styling cropped wide-leg pants, you can wear any of the other shoes I mentioned, but flats would also look great.
Top to Wear With Wide-Leg Jeans
Wearing wide-leg jeans or pants isn’t tricky, but you must pay attention to the proportions. The rule of thumb is if your pant is wide, your top needs to fit closer to the body. I like wearing a top that isn’t tight but is a slim fit and skims my body. I have too many lumps and bumps to wear a bodycon top or body suit, so I choose slimmer-fitting tops to wear with my wide-leg pants.
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