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10 Ways Women 50+ Can Bare Legs This Summer

Beat the heat in stylish capris, shorts and skorts

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En español | We're not exactly shy about fashion. In fact, women in their 50s, 60s and 70-plus are some of the edgiest, most stylish around. We fearlessly strut our stuff in leather jackets and jeans. We sashay like divas in shaggy bobs and locs, cat-eye sunglasses and dark toenail polish. So why does the idea of shorts and bare legs make us run for the hills — or at least a pair of black leggings? Let's all get over bare-leg insecurity together. Here are 10 stylish ways, along with the capris, skirts, shorts and skorts that do it.

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.