Jeggings: Tight Skinny Jeans Are Comfortable

Cool comfort of jeggings in many shades and styles.

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Love your skinny jeans but can’t stand how they can be stiff and can squeeze your belly out? Tight form-fitting jeans may give you shape but you may be breathing through your mouth with the ever annoying button imprint. Now, fashion gurus have come out with a smart solution—marry the stylish, ever versatile edge of denim jeans with the comfortable stretchability of leggings. Fashion journalists, ever so good at hybrid words have a word for leggings that look like jeans (jeans + leggings): Jeggings. The Brits called them Treggings.

According to business reporting, jeggings are among the most popular clothing items of 2010. And it continues to dominate the fashion world in 2011. In fact, the new fall collection for 2011 is hotter than ever. For those of you who can’t wait for leggings to fade away into oblivion, this may not be very good news. But if you already love your skinny jeans, jeggings are truly a wonder invention. Maybe not quite wonder bra but definitely more comfortable and totally fashionable.

Jeggings were first worn for jogging in the early 2009. Celebrities like Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton were caught jogging in these and such high profile spotting generated a lot of interest in jeggings. They eventually seeped into the fashion world and more celebrities were caught wearing them to social functions.

Celebrities stepping out in jeggings...Kate Bosworth, Fergie and Hallie.

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2011 Fashion Facts About Jeggings

Leggings have been around since the beginning of time. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration, but leggings do have a long past. Regardless, leggings, and their cousin, jeggings, are topping the trends for 2011.

A typical pair of jeggings is made of denim/spandex blend. Other popular materials used include cotton, polyester and a new type of nylon named nylon PV1. These materials help to give softness, yet structure and form. Unlike leggings that are usually worn under a long top, skirt or tunic dresses, they can be worn on their own. Especially if you have a well-toned bottom and can afford the luxury of showing it off. You can find those with just an elastic waistband that lean more towards leggings or you can opt for those with faux zip-flies and pockets that look more than jeans.

If you shudder at the thought of shimmying into one of these jeggings, I say give it a try. You may be surprised to at how comfortable they are. Another plus-- you can also hide lots of defects when you team it with a long blouse or sweater dresses. If you’re looking for a pair, you have plenty of choices: light wash/dark wash, acid wash/stone wash, shorter/longer, high waist or even ones that like cargo pants.

Choose a pair that plays to your fashion sense and your personal preference. Whether you prefer the classical look, the ‘80s look that is so fashionable now, the hipster or the edgy look, there is a pair out there. Team them with flowy top, vest, shirt, sweater tops or short dresses and create the look you want. And don’t forget accessories and shoes. Gladiator shoes are popular choices to show off jeggings. So are ballet flats, oxfords, even mile-long heels. And let’s not forget boots—leg-hugging jeggings fit nicely and you have to fight with spill-offs of baggier pants.

Flaunt it with a cute top and heels

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Stylishingly paired with vest, long cardigan or leather jacket.

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Taylor Swift with graphic T and boots--effortlessly casual chic

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Beyonce tops her jeggings with a tailored coat.

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And if you’re wondering just where you can find them—you may not have to look hard.  Stores are quick to stock on these hot fashion items from Wal-mart to Nordstrom. Gap and American Eagle have a wide selection. Or you can simply shop online—you can find a wide selection and you can shop whenever.

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Cool! I can't wear these, but they sure are cute on my granddaughters!


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Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

I have a pair of jeggings! More comfortable to wear than normal skinny jeans, but they still make me feel a little bit "squeezed." So jeggings are pretty cool, but I prefer shorts lol :)


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abrarr 6 years ago from USA

the way you have portrayed these types of jeans here in this hub, i think i should better give them a try. nice hub


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

Lol, habee. Glad your granddaughters look cute in jeggings.


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

Om, shorts are best during the summer. i love them dearly and in fact, that's about all I wore this summer. Thanks for your comments.


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

abrarr, yes, do--you'll love them. Thanks for dropping by.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

These are all cute and look very good on the people that you have shown. However, this type of jean should NOT been worn by some of the people attempting to squeeze into them. LOL! Thumbs up! :)


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

Lol on your observation. Thankfully, jeggings are quite stretchy and therefore more forgiving. Still, it's true jeggings are not for everyone. Always good to hear from u, MG.


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tom hellert 6 years ago from home

Ang,

I am 6-2 240 lbs-

NO JEANS are SKinny jeans on me - still enjoyed the hub-

Ladies have so many fashion choices-although- that's coming from a guy with 8 pairs of black athletic shorts.

nice job

th


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

Tom, you never fail to make me laugh. Alright, I give up. 8 pairs of athletic shorts and all black, say it all. You rock, though.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

Another great hub from you. I'll show this information to my sister, she will love this. Thank you very much. Vote Up.


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

Thanks, Prasetio, you're always so wonderful.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

Hi Anglnwu,

Hmm, this sounds exactly what I need. I got a couple of skinny jeans but they do squeeze my belly out. Hahaha.

I think I'll go over to the mall and check out some of these jeggings. Do you have them?

Thanks for sharing my friend!


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

Jill, good to see u gain. I know, the jelly belly that we all(ok, not all) have to tame. I do own a pair and hope to own more than one pair. It's like second skin, very sketchy and fits snuggly. If you don't like it too close to your skin, you may not like it but it fits beautifully. Sometimes, it is known as legging jeans, so good luck when you look for one. Have a good day.


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tim-tim 6 years ago from Normal, Illinois

They look really cool but it would not agree with my body. Trust me:) They look good on certain people though. Thanks for sharing.


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

Lol--how can i trust u when you look so good in the profile pic? Anyway, it's good to see u again. You may just find a pair that looks good on you, trust me:)


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ReuVera 6 years ago from USA

Fabulous description! I agree, jeggings are very comfy. I will not wear them with short jackets, but with cardigans or long sweaters jeggings would go on most of women. I bought a pair this winter just to wear them with my new long boots.


CHEMISTRYOFLIFE 6 years ago

The information presented by you is amazing..you have made a tremendous effort to put all the information together for this trendy outfit... I enjoyed it

Good Luck!


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

Nice, Vera. I'm sure you look fabulous in them. I like mine too and my latest craze is to wear it with an Indian top--Bollywood style. Haha--have fun with your jeggings.


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

Chemistry, it's good to see u. Thanks for your comments. Have a great memorial weekend.


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yenajeon 6 years ago from California

I love jeggings as well! They are the most useful thing to pair with boots. My store has been selling out of jeggings like crazy, its wonderful! Great Hub!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

nice one, I love this one angel, but am skinny enough, can't wear also skinny jeans. It makes me look taller, Maita


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

yena, i agree--i love them with boots, especially with the cooler weather on its way. Glad your jeggings are selling so well. I need to visit your store:)


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

Maita, don't you want to look 10 feet tall? You know tall and skinny and model-like? Thanks for commenting.


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Thunder Vixen 6 years ago from The Heart of California

I bought a pair finally in my size so I wouldn't be squished in pants anymore and my normal size is a 1, I bought size 0-2 leggings and they didn't fit I was wayyyy to big for them...they seemed less stretchy...


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

Thunder, sometimes, it takes a while to find a pair that fits nicely. I'm usually a size 00 to 1, depending on the brand. Recently, i found a Gap pair. The 00 fits me but too snuggly for my liking. I settled for a 0--a tad too big on the waist but that makes me feel comfortable,even after a meal (i love to eat). Thanks for dropping by.


fenellafox 6 years ago

I have given up on buying jeans despite having slim legs i don't like my mid riff and find most jeans to low cut to be flattering. I'm a jeggings convert worn with tunic tops.

I recently blogged about the best jeggings online as many can look a bit fake and finding good ones can be tricky.

http://www.somekindoffabulous.co.uk/2010/08/11/jea...


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

fenellafox, thanks for your comments. I checked your blog out and it looked fabulous as promised. Jeggings are quite the rage here as well. I'm with you regarding jeggings and tunic tops--they just go so well together. Have a great day.


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messerc123 6 years ago from El Paso, Texas

I think they are great but I feel too old to wear them. I think I would have to wear them in my house only or my daughter would be too embarrassed.


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

messerc, thanks for dropping by. Nobody is too old to wear jeggings. You can pair it with tunics for long tops for a more modest look. If you've teenage daughters, I understand where they're coming from. My daughter tells me what to wear. haha--it's nice to embarrass them sometimes:)


Nancy 6 years ago

I LOVE MY JEGGINGS! THEIR SO COMFY AND THERE JUST RIGHT FOR ME!


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Love jeggings! They look cute even with an oversized sweat shirt and long boots. Add a pair of sleek gloves and aknockout scarf and you have a great look plus comfort. Good hub.


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

Nancy, I agree with you. I love mine too. In fact, I wear them so much, it's fast becoming my uniform.


Sarah 6 years ago

Would shorts look good over jeggings?


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

Thanks, Sarah, for dropping by. This is what I'm thinking--since jeggings tend to be thicker than leggings, pairing it with shorts may make your middle look bigger. It may also be uncomfortable but you never know, try it and if it looks good, go out and turn some heads.


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ReuVera 6 years ago from USA

I just had to come back and share a story. While shopping with some young people, I called jeggings by this name, i.e. "jeggings". It surely impressed young people. They were surprised that know what "jeggings" mean, because, as they say, most of people of my "relict" age (Oh. MY. God!) do not know what "jeggings" mean. So, thank you for educating us!


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

Lol, Vera--now, you're cool and in with the crowd. Thanks for sharing the story, it brings a smile to my face.Did u buy a pair?


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ReuVera 6 years ago from USA

Not that time. We were eye-shopping in an elite boutique, the prices were just ridiculous (in an unbelievable high range, LOL). But at least I impressed the crowd. :-)


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

Vera, nice going, impressing the crowd. I know some of these can so darn expensive. Lots of love.


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Chris Crow 6 years ago

Those are hot pants. I love it when girls wear those. It seems like guys are now gravitating to the super tight pants too, which is sort of a '70s thing.


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anglnwu 6 years ago Author

Thanks, Chris, for commenting. Yes, more guys are wearing skinny jeans too.


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LinkSource 5 years ago from Michigan

This is a great place to learn more about jeggings.


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Agreed and thanks, LinkSource.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

I have some of these and love them.


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

I love mine too. Thanks, Pamela Red, for dropping by.


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mysisters 5 years ago

Great Hub. I have a couple of pairs of jeggings and I love them. They are so comfortable and make easy to move in, not stiff like some jeans are.


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Thanks, mysisters, for dropping by. I love mine too--they're definitely more comfy.


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

They are very flattering. I'm glad they are comfy too.


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Thanks, Lady E, I love mine.


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prektjr.dc 5 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

I LOVE my jeggings!! Thanks for a great hub sharing these awesome and stylish items! They are so comfortable, I may never wear zip jeans again! Good hub! Voted up and useful!


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

prektjr.dc. I'm with you. I love my jeggings too.

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