Most women have a pair of leggings in their wardrobe. Whether we wear them to work out or for comfort, they are a controversial item of clothing, some saying that after a certain age they are inappropriate.
There are many famous ladies who are bucking this trend. They wear their leggings with pride, with elegance, and with style. They may be made by the most expensive fashion houses and cut beautifully, but older ladies can rock the style as well as any youngster.
How irritating for their offspring to see their mothers looking better than them! They have time to grow into their style, but they have a way to go and a lot to learn. Daughters of famous style icon mothers can feel inferior to their famous parent, but they have a perfect role model to live up to. Most of these women exercise religiously to be able to wear those leggings and still look good.
Here we spotlight fifteen famous mothers who wear leggings stylishly and outshine their daughters. These mothers have worked hard to maintain toned, svelte bodies despite childbirth and life’s challenges. They may not have the natural benefits of youth and it’s effortless tautness, but they still have the bodies to rock leggings.
15 Kris And Kendall Jenner
Kris and Kendall Jenner rose to fame on the American reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Kendall is her daughter from her second marriage to Bruce Jenner, now Caitlyn Jenner. She works in business management for her famous children.
Her daughter Kendall rose to fame on the shirttails of her famous sister, Kim, but is also a successful model who has worked for some of the biggest names in fashion. She has also been involved with fashion endorsements with her sister, Kylie
Kris Jenner has an amazing body, despite being in her 60s, and looks amazing in a pair of leggings. She’s even been photographed in a pair of see-through leggings, showing her fabulous body in all its glory. According to the Daily Star, ‘she’s not a regular mom, she’s a cool mom.’
Kris manages to look youthful in leggings and shows off her slim and curvy figure, which is enviable after having six children. Although Kris is well known to have had cosmetic surgery, she manages to keep up with fashion trends and wears clothes with confidence.
Kendall has also been photographed, numerous times, in body-hugging leggings. She has a good figure, for sure, but her thin legs pale into insignificance compared to her voluptuous mother.
14 Cindy Crawford And Kaia Gerber
Cindy Crawford is an actress and model, who was part of the explosive scene of supermodels in the 1990s. She is one of the most recognized faces in the world and one of the world’s most successful models. She has been a TV host and has launched beauty products and furniture, as well as co-writing a book.
She married Rande Gerber in 1998 and has two children, including her daughter Kaia, who is also a model. Kaia started modeling at the age of 10 and has worked for major fashion houses and been on the cover of Vogue.
Despite being in her 50s, Cindy manages to look wonderful in tight-fitting clothes and wears leggings with style. She has amazing legs and looks shapely and chic in any clothes, but leggings show her body off to its best. Years of working out and healthy living have given her an enviable figure, which she maintains into her middle age.
Kaia also looks amazing in any clothes, including leggings. Her legs are long and super thin, perfect for her modeling career, as the Daily Mail confirms. But, considering her mother’s age and personality, she rocks the leggings in a mature way that makes us love Cindy even more.
13 Yolanda And Gigi Hadid
Both Gigi and her mother Yolanda Hadid have had successful careers as models. Gigi started her career at the tender age of two according to Wikipedia and continued to become a Vogue cover model, once with her boyfriend Zayn Malik, and to be given the title Model of the Year.
Her Dutch-born mother, Yolanda is a television personality and former model and is best known for appearances on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She has been married twice and remained stoic despite public battles with the illness Lyme Disease.
Both women have been photographed throughout their lives, and both have amazing figures. They manage to look classically beautiful in any clothes and wear leggings with panache.
Gigi has long, young, slim legs and looks wonderful when teaming her leggings with long jumpers or as workout gear.
Yolanda has a timeless elegance and her spirit comes across in her clothes. She looks stylish and confident in her clothes, and despite being in her fifties, looks young and on-trend in leggings. Her legs look shapely and toned whether she is skiing or shopping, and we love her strength and devotion to her children. She wears the clothes rather than letting them wear her.
12 Vanessa Paradis And Lily-Rose Depp
Vanessa Paradis is best known as a singer, an actress and a model. She is also well known for being a long-term partner to Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and having two children with him, including Lily-Rose.
Vanessa’s fashions are famous, she has modelled for Chanel after all. She favors a slightly bohemian yet glamorous look and has a natural beauty that teams perfectly with her clothes. She loves vintage clothes and quirky outfits that show her individuality.
Lily-Rose is still a teenager but is already a successful actress in her own right. She has followed in her mother’s footsteps and modelled for Chanel as well.
Lily-Rose has to dress like an A-list star for the red carpet. But in her own time, she retains a teenage look, fun and young, and has fun with fashion. She may wear spotty black and white leggings like any anonymous girl of her age.
Her mother has a more mature elegance when wearing leggings. She wears them with a couture item, or fabulously cut jacket and looks as chic as if she had a stylist put the outfit together. The two are very different in age and style, but Vanessa wins for style and elegance in an evening gown or dressed down in leggings.
11 Reese Witherspoon And Ava Phillippe
We know Reese Witherspoon as an actress and producer who has won many awards for her acting, including an Oscar and has appeared in many classic movies. She has also been involved in writing projects and works alongside Elizabeth Arden as a ‘storyteller in chief.’ Her gorgeous looks and stand out figure are admired all over the world, and even as she enters her 40s, Reese looks fabulous.
She was married to fellow actor, Ryan Phillippe for seven years and had two children with him, including daughter Ava. Ava is on her way to becoming a successful model and shares an uncanny likeness to her famous mother.
Both women are inspiring as fashion icons. Both look amazing in practically anything, thanks to their wonderful figures and classic beauty. Reese is known to be dedicated to working out and is often photographed in a variety of leggings. She looks fantastic, showing off her toned legs to their best advantage, as seen in the Daily Mail.
Ava has the natural beauty of a young lady in her late teens. She looks fabulous in leggings, but there’s something wonderful about seeing her mother in figure-hugging lycra that shows her maturity and style. She brings some fun and class to the party in her outfits.
10 Madonna And Lourdes Leon
Madonna is one of the most famous mothers in the world. She has been a musical legend for over 30 years and is one of the most successful recording artists of all time and her fashion on stage is as well-known as her music.
She has three adopted children and two biological children, the eldest of whom is 21-year old Lourdes, known as Lola. She has modeled and worked on projects with her mother in her short life. She has inherited her mother’s avant-garde sense of style and power to shock.
Her outfits make front page news, and even her underarm hair drew attention as reported in People.
Madonna has been seen in films and music videos wearing leggings and has inspired a generation of women who copy her style. She is at home in her own skin and shows she will wear exactly what she likes to cover her muscular body.
Her daughter is finding her style, but Lola has to do it in the public eye. She teams her leggings with fun, casual items and likes to experiment with color and pattern. But no one has her mum’s flair when it comes to her iconic signature look.
9 Demi Moore And Rumer Willis
Demi Moore is a highly successful actress who has appeared in Hollywood blockbusters and received a Golden Globe nomination for her work. She was married to Bruce Willis for thirteen years and they had three children together, Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah, Rumer being the eldest.
Rumer is also an actress but is a singer too. She gained accolades for winning Dancing with the Stars in America in 2015. She has appeared in films with her mother and father as well.
Both ladies have an individual sense of style. Demi teams leggings in different fabrics with long, flowing shirts and jackets, and a trademark element of sexiness as shown in The Shopping Trend. Demi also works out and is often seen leaving her workouts in tight leggings and sports gear. She always looks phenomenal and the work that she has put into her body really shows.
Rumer has inherited her mother’s great legs and also looks wonderful in leggings. She wears a funkier style and pairs her leggings with cropped tops and patterns. Although Rumer has the edge on youth, her mother has the edge with the legs and the leggings, especially considering she is in her middle age and has had three children.
8 Goldie Hawn And Kate Hudson
Goldie Hawn is an established member of Hollywood royalty, having won both Golden Globe and Academy awards. She was married to Bill Hudson for a few years, and Kate was born from this union. However, she has been with actor Kurt Russell for over 30 years and Kate regards him as a father figure.
Kate has followed in her actress mother’s footsteps and received critical acclaim for her acting work. She too has been nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar.
Both women take their mental and physical health seriously and have an interest in Buddhism and meditation. Goldie is in her seventies but still works out regularly, and can be seen leaving the health club in beautiful sportswear, looking radiant. Her shapely body looks fabulous in leggings and she manages to look stylish and cute despite her years. Con caught her and Kurt recently, with Goldie looking fabulous in her leggings and tank top.
Kate has a beautiful figure and favors a rock chick style of clothing. On the red carpet, she incorporates a girlie element into her look, harking back to the era of Hollywood glamour. She has her own style and looks wonderful, but despite having three children, she still doesn’t quite reach the enviable style heights of her gorgeous mother.
7 Jada Pinkett And Willow Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith is a well-known actress, singer and author. She is married to actor Will Smith and they have two children together including daughter, Willow. Willow has acted as well but has also become a successful musician despite still being in her teens. She has appeared acting alongside her father in the film I am Legend and worked alongside her mother as a voice in Madagascar 2.
The mother and daughter team co-host a talk show in which Jada revealed her battle with the hair loss condition alopecia, according to the BBC.
Jada is in her 40s but looks incredible. She has a trim figure and a unique sense of style. She still wears leggings and looks wonderful. She chooses well-made items and teams her leggings with classic pieces, so she can combine comfort and high fashion.
Willow wears items more in keeping with her 18 years. She also manages to team her leggings with fashion pieces that are fun and stylish. She has a trim, toned figure and amazing legs, which leggings embrace with no lumps and bumps on view.
But her mother, maybe because of her character and age, looks so stylish and self-possessed in her leggings that she carries them off with aplomb.
6 Melanie Griffith And Dakota Johnson
Melanie Griffith has been a famous face for many of her six decades. She has starred in numerous films and has earned a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination. She married fellow actor Don Johnson twice, and Dakota was born shortly after their second marriage. She has battled with drug and alcohol addiction and skin cancer.
Daughter Dakota is a successful actress in her own right and is world famous for her role as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey films, and she has modelled in successful campaigns as well.
Melanie is a fan of working out and of yoga, and her toned, muscular figure proves how successful it has been. She is often photographed wearing leggings and it is hard to believe her age when she looks so fantastic.
Dakota is also a fan of yoga and exercise and has been seen leaving her classes showing her svelte figure off in leggings in the press as reported in Vogue. Undoubtedly, she is beautiful and has an effortlessly wonderful shape, however, her mother just looks like a survivor who has taken on the world and won in her figure-hugging legwear. There is an air about her that says this lady has earned her body.
5 Yasmin And Amber Le Bon
Yasmin Le Bon is well known as an international model and as wife of Duran Duran lead singer, Simon Le Bon. She and Simon have three daughters together, the eldest of whom is Amber.
Yasmin looks fantastic in her 50s, despite speaking about having a breakdown after trying to combine motherhood and modeling. She talks candidly about adjusting to the aging process in the Mirror.
Amber is a successful model in her own right and has worked for major labels. She’s also been voted ‘World’s Hottest Celebrity Daughter’ by defunct ZooToday.com according to Wikipedia.
She embraces current trends and mixes her styles to make a look her own. She has been seen in some very stylish leggings, patterned and plain and manages to team them with classic pieces that give even this most basic piece of clothing a chic look.
Her mother is the empress of effortless style. She has a bone structure and body type that show off clothes to their best advantage.
Maybe it’s her age and stature as a model, but Yasmin just looks amazing in leggings. Whether it’s the quality and cut of the fabric or the toned legs in the leggings, Yasmin rocks them in her usual sophisticated way.
4 Julianne Moore And Liv Freundlich
Julianne Moore is an esteemed Hollywood actress who has appeared in many films and won an Academy Award. She is, unbelievably, in her late fifties, but retains a wonderful figure and beauty. She is married to film director Bart Freundlich and they have two children, including 16-year old Liv.
Liv is also an actress despite her tender years and has already appeared with her mother in Vogue. The mother and daughter share the same striking red hair and classic beauty.
Julianne has a classic, elegant look and has found her style.
She is often pictured at fashion shows and launches and looks incredibly well turned out and glamorous. When she is pictured in leggings, she teams them with beautiful timeless pieces that fit perfectly with her toned figure and perfect bone structure.
The pair often appears in public together, as shown in the many examples from iHeart, sometimes in strikingly similar outfits. Liv sports leggings in a typically teenage way, experimenting with fashion and adding fun, funky pieces that express her youth. Her mother has years of practice at working out what suits her personality, and despite having four decades on Liv, she wins hands down in the fashion stakes.
3 Jerry Hall And Georgia May Jagger
Texas born Jerry is an icon of our age. She has dated and married some of the most famous men in the world and her spirit and image are legendary. She has modeled for most of her adult life and even in her 60s is still in the public eye for her relationships, her work, and her beauty.
Her daughter Georgia May, from her relationship with Mick Jagger, is also a model and is in her twenties. Georgia May has modeled for some of the most respected fashion houses in the world and represented British fashion at the London Olympics.
Both women have lived their lives surrounded by fashion and have an expert view on the latest trends. Jerry has a style of her own and can wear anything on her endless legs. She makes leggings look glamorous in a way that younger women cannot hope to achieve.
Georgia May is more adventurous with her fashion choices and has been seen in her own style of PVC leggings as reported in the Daily Mail.
It must be hard having such a trendsetting mother, and maybe Georgia May will reach her mother’s legendary status, but for now, Jerry wins hands down.
2 Trudie Styler And Coco Sumner
Trudie Styler is a well respected actress, producer and philanthropist. She has been married to British rock star Sting, for over 25 years and has four children with him, including Coco. Coco is a musician like her father, and according to the Independent, has been writing songs since she was 15-years old and taught herself the guitar at nine.
Both women have been involved in preserving the rainforests and the environment and Trudie is well known for her work for UNICEF and Elton John’s AIDS Foundation.
In the fashion world, but women have a distinct style as well. Trudie favors couture houses like Versace, whilst Coco has a more bohemian look.
Trudie has an amazing figure for a woman in her 60s and attributes it to working out and to yoga. She wears a long couture gown as effortlessly as a casual t-shirt and leggings, and the happiness in her personal life resonates in her style.
Coco favors a more tomboyish look and doesn’t look as self-assured as her mother in her style. She sports a more casual look and whilst she still looks sensational, her mother takes the prize for an elegance that her daughter will no doubt grow into. Coco loves vintage pieces and seems to enjoy matching them with modern items.
1 Meryl Streep And Mamie Gummer
Meryl Streep is acclaimed as one of the finest actresses of her time. She has starred in numerous successful movies and has won multiple Academy Awards. She has been married to Don Gummer for 40 years and they have four children together including Mamie.
Meryl has a glamorous style that is reminiscent of past Hollywood legends. She looks phenomenal on the red carpet and elegantly casual when off duty.
She became the oldest cover girl of Vogue, in her sixties.
Mamie has followed in her awe-inspiring mother’s footsteps and works as an actress. She’s played her mother’s daughter on screen. Meryl has an amazing figure, she looks as though her beauty is effortless and completely natural. Even in leggings, she retains the glamour and poise that have become trademarks of her style.
Mamie has a more eclectic style as seen with her sister in Teen Vogue. She looks amazing and it’s obvious that she has inherited her mother’s looks and interest in fashion. She just doesn’t quite have the poise and self-confidence that oozes from her mother’s wardrobe. She looks more at home in a casual outfit than at a showbiz event, and her mother’s strong, confident personality shines out in whatever she wears.