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Wearing tight fitting clothes is always a conundrum as we get older. Yes, they can accentuate lumps and bumps and Yes, they can have us looking like mutton dressed up as lamb if we’re not careful, but also if they have some stretch in them and can be worn with a long length top, they can be an adorable addition to your wardrobe.
I’m talking Ponte Pants.
Personally, I can’t live without them in autumn and winter.
What are Ponte Pants?
Now I know a lot of you feisty Lifestyle Fifty readers will retort, “I don’t think or worry about being mutton dressed up as lamb anymore” because you tell me in your comments and emails (!) but what I’m saying is that I believe there is a classy way to wear young styles so that they translate well onto an aging body.
Let’s talk jeggings, leggings, skinny jeans and most importantly today, Ponte Pants.
Ponte Pants are a mixture of leggings, leggings and skinny jeans all rolled into one.
Check out the latest prices and some new styles of Ponte Pants
How to wear Ponte Pants and be comfortable as well as stylish
I think any type of tight fitting garments should be balanced with clothes which draw the eye towards something appealing. Now if you’ve got great legs and a great arse then perhaps you can get away with skinny jeans and jeggings and ponte pants with just a T-shirt tucked into the top. But not me, no siree. I need to cover a few things up.
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I love wearing tight pants which hold me in and I love my stretchy Ponte pants from Millers which are so versatile and provide me with lots of different looks teemed with tops and jackets from my existing wardrobe.
Lifestyle Fifty reader, Karin sent in a request which read : “Would love to see an autumn / winter fashion update for the not so wintery states ( Brisbane QLD ). You always look fabulous and I have taken many of your tips on board. Also heading to Europe again in July so any on trend fashion tips would be appreciated.”
Well, for travelling Karin, I don’t think you can beat comfort as the base requirement so stretchy pants are great for planes, trains and buses. For a not-so-cold winter’s day they are also good because you can wear them with ballet pumps or boots, and it it’s warm then team them with a floaty kaftan rather than a jacket.
So today I thought I’d put together some different looks using just one pair of Ponte pants with various tops and jackets from my own wardrobe, and then give you an inexpensive online resource where you can ‘Get the Look.’
Let’s mix things up.
Who’s to say you can’t wear Ponte Pants with a short jacket? I know I know, the small fact of arse cover, but what if we put on a longer length T shirt that comes down over the bum and hides any nasty camel’s toes at the front too (sorry girls, it has to be said.)
I like the black T shirt underneath because it gives a longer, more slimming line, but I also like a bit of glamour so the bling detail fits well (mine was from Salvos) and a pop of colour with the jacket to brighten the whole thing up (my jacket was from Marks and Spencers). The items on the right hand side of the picture are from Millers.
Get the Look – RHS – Waterfall boucle jacket, butterfly graphic 3/4 Tee, Ponte Pants from Millers.
So let’s mix things up a bit more. Why not wear the pants on their own with a loose fitting but contrasting kaftan top? This look gives you a more summery look but with lots of tummy space – great for eating out You could wear flat ballet pumps or black sandals if the weather was warm. I’m wearing Amy mid wedge boots also from Millers.
And then for colder days you could cover the kaftan top with a longer jacket or cardigan. My jacket is from the Danni Minogue range at Target but I think this Millers black ruffle cardigan would make a glamorous evening addition.
Or add a mid-tone kaftan mostly in monochrome and that gorgeous bright red melton jacket from Millers below, along with the black Amy boots I’m wearing in the pictures above.
Above, clockwise from top left: Ponte Pants, Red Melton Coat, Amy Mid Wedge boots (black), Detailed Kaftan Top was $35 from Millers.
For a more casual winter look you could layer things and wear the pants with a loose fitting longer T shirt and a short length jacket with longer boots to match the colour of the jacket. Or ditch the jacket and add a more comfy loose fitting jumper with a bit of swing to the bottom, and include a soft pashmina to wrap around your shoulders against the chill.
And be bold with colour. Sure you could just as well wear a black melton coat from Millers over the look below, but look how colour brightens the whole shaboodle up. A sparkly scarf with some complementing colours is another versatile winter addition to jazz up a grey wintery day.
Have you a pair of black ponte pants in your wardrobe – what do you wear them with? If you don’t have a pair, why not grab a pair and start experimenting. Or have a look at some of the similar clothes I’ve mentioned today by clicking on the Millers link.
You’ll find a whole heap of different Ponte Pants to buy Here.ponte pants for women
I hope you’ve enjoyed these wardrobe tips today 🙂 Please note prices I’ve mentioned are subject to change, but were correct at time of going to press.
You might also like this post about ways to wear Ponte Pants too.
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