Jeggings: Tight Skinny Jeans Are Comfortable
Cool comfort of jeggings in many shades and styles.
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.
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
Stylishingly paired with vest, long cardigan or leather jacket.
Taylor Swift with graphic T and boots--effortlessly casual chic
Beyonce tops her jeggings with a tailored coat.
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.