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10 Best Tunics + Leggings Looks

By Sandra Roussy November 01, 2023 Makeup and Fashion

Do you wear tunics? Do you like to wear leggings? The tunic and leggings combo is a great look for mature women over 60. If you haven’t adopted the look yet, it’s not too late.

  1. No Iron Linen Palms Button Back Tunic
  2. Amazon High Waist Power Flex Tummy Control Leggings in Fig Sugar
  3. J.Jill Ombré Sweater Tunic
  4. Love Leggings Everyday Leggings
  5. Nordstrom Ultra Wide Waistband Leggings from Hue

What to Look for in a Tunic

The apparel industry has taken the word tunic from ancient Greece and has been using it in a more vague way. Tunics are long tops that sit below the bum area. They can be described as long sweaters or long shirts that cover your bum, and that’s why they look great with leggings.

Length

You want the tunic to rest below your hips and to cover your bum. Tunics can vary in length after that, from knee length to maxi. Longer tunics with no shape may make you look shorter and frumpy. Mid-thigh lengths are often the best choice for women over 60.

Fabric

Tunics are designed in a variety of fabrics, from natural woven linen to synthetic knit polyester. Tunics with some stretch tend to be more comfortable to wear.

What to Look for in Leggings

Leggings are basically tight pants that hug your entire leg. They are thicker than tights and are not see-through.

Length

Leggings come in a variety of lengths: knee-length, mid-calf-length, ankle-length, and full-length. Knee-length leggings + tunic combo creates a fresh summer look.

Fabric

Obviously, leggings need to have some stretch in order to be comfortable. They typically come in mixed fabrics with some stretch agent included – like spandex or lycra, for example.

Different leggings have different uses. Athletic leggings are used for hitting the gym or exercising. Daywear leggings can be worn out and about as a part of your casual outfit.

And What Are Jeggings!?

You may see the word jeggings when shopping and may wonder what it is. The word jeggings simply comes from the words “jeans” and “leggings” put together. Basically, they are pull-on super-stretch jeans with or without pockets. I consider them included in the leggings category and have selected some for our looks below.

Oh yes, I have also seen the word treggings. Want to take a guess? “Trousers” + “leggings” = dressier leggings.

Look for leggings that are thick enough to support your bum and thighs – fabric like Ponte is an excellent choice. More percentage of stretch does not necessarily mean more comfort. More spandex may make the legging too loose to wear decently.

Read 7 BEST LEGGINGS FOR OLDER WOMEN.

Tunic + Legging Outfit Ideas for Women Over 60

We have put together some looks to inspire your tunic + leggings outfits.

Tip: Don’t shy away from prints, but make sure only one item of your tunic/leggings combo is printed.

No Iron Linen Palms Button Back Tunic
Amazon High Waist Power Flex Tummy Control Leggings in Fig Sugar
J.Jill Ombré Sweater Tunic
Chico’s Faux-Leather Front Ponte Leggings
Short Sleeve Jersey Extra Long Vneck Tunic
Love Leggings Everyday Leggings
J.Jill Wearever Chenille Knit Tunic
J.Jill Pure Jill Side-Slit Jeggings
CABANA LIFE® FIRA EMBROIDERED TUNIC COVER-UP
Nordstrom Ultra Wide Waistband Leggings from Hue
ANNE KLEIN Printed Split-Neck Long-Sleeve Top
Love Leggings Leather Look High Waisted Leggings
Amazon Long Sleeve Cowl Neck Tunic
NYDJ Pull-On Skinny Legging Pants
Target’s 24seven Comfort Apparel Long Sleeve Knee Length Asymmetrical Tunic Top
Love Leggings Everyday High Waisted Printed Leggings
I.N.C. INTERNATIONAL CONCEPTS Roll-Tab Button-Down Long Blouse, Created for Macy's, Regular & Petite
Love Leggings Ankle Grazer Jeggings
Chico’s No-Iron Stretch Asymmetrical Tunic
Love Leggings Treggings

Read YES, YOU CAN LOOK GREAT IN YOUR LEGGINGS AFTER 50! HERE’S HOW!

Let’s Have a Conversation:

Do you wear tunics and leggings? Which legging brand is your favorite? Where do you like to shop for your tunics? Which look is your favorite from our list? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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Cathryn

I’m such a fan of tunics with leggings. All the comfort of pj’s but with endless variations.
I usually pair them with combat boots for casual days
And I’m 66.

The Author

Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website: www.sandraroussy.com

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