Leggings for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With a Too Short Hemline
Quote of the day: “Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it’s how people dress in their days off that is the most intriguing.” Alexander Wang
Coming up with the outfits for this post was the hardest. I wanted to say “here’s a great way to actually wear a skirt/dress that you think is too short otherwise”. It sounded so good in my head, but in reality the 3 of us tried on at least 25 different combinations in order to post this! I’d say this concept does work best when the skirt/leggings/footwear are basically all the same color so your body doesn’t look as disproportionate. Needless to say, we had to work within the selection of what clothes we already had—thus, here is the result. P.S. I even thought about abandoning this topic—ahhh…but that would be admitting defeat and who likes that? The other posts in this series are Leggings with a Tunic (here) and Leggings with a Long Cardigan (here).
50’s Outfit: The last time I wore this dress without leggings, I felt extremely uncomfortable with how much leg was showing when sitting (and my legs are short!). I think it has to do with the fact that shirt dresses have that slit in the front. Thus the leggings are my lifesaver!
60’s Outfit: This fabulous skirt is made by my cousin’s company, Oh My Bag Designs, in Boulder, Colorado. Nancy, mom and I all have a different patterned skirt that is very sassy!
Leggings: Cold Water Creek (similar here)~~Skirt: Oh my bag (similar here)~~Shirt: Pantology (similar here)~~Cardigan: J.Jill (similar here)~~Boots: Kelly & Katie (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
70’s Outfit: This was the hardest outfit to put together since mom only has dark grey leggings and no casual footwear that is the same color (shocking, I know). We finally settled on the long scarf trick to keep the line vertical.
Thanks for visiting my styling blog! Do you keep/still wear something that’s a little short?
Some photography by Kari Strand Photography
Here’s what I turned up in my search for appropriate leggings for us older age groups: