Jeggings are a go-to pant option for many women throughout the year, whether they live in a hot climate or cold area. They’re comfortable, convenient, cute, and versatile — they go with almost any item in the closet, from tank tops to cardigans and everything in between. For many women, jeggings quickly become a go-to item in their closets because of the flexibility they offer.
So, what exactly are jeggings, and what’s the appeal? Here’s the rundown on jeggings.
Jeggings are a versatile type of pant that can be worn to almost any function. They’re stretchy, just like leggings, but look like skinny jeans because of pocket details and a jeans-like fabric design.
In truth, jeggings are both jeans and leggings, as their name would suggest. They can be categorized as both because of the combination of characteristics that make them up — they have a full elastic waistband, like leggings, but have the look of jeans. From afar and up close, those around you often can’t even tell that you’re not in a pair of classic skinny jeans.
If you want to categorize them as one or the other, though, they fall closer into the jean category because of the look they portray — they look like jeans to any passersby and look best when styled just like you’d style your trusty blue jeans.
Some people prefer jeggings for their day-to-day life, and they prefer them for many reasons. One of the biggest reasons is comfort. Traditional skinny jeans are known to be stiffer and sometimes harder to move around in than their stretchy counterpart. Jeggings, on the other hand, are made with spandex and have a completely stretchy waistband. As a result, they’re easy to pull on and wear to any occasion where traditional jeans are appropriate — your kid’s sports games, dinner with the girls, a casual work event — and are even comfy enough for an afternoon on the couch.
Yes. Jeggings are an exact replacement for jeans. They’re acceptable to wear in all environments where jeans are welcome. There’s a common misconception when it comes to jeggings, though, jeggings are commonly assumed to be too casual for some settings, but that isn’t accurate. Jeggings look like jeans, and black jeggings, in particular, can even be dressed up and worn as work pants. In other words, wear your jeggings to any function where you’d typically wear jeans.
Like jeans, jeggings come in all different shades beyond the classic blue associated with jeans. All shades resemble the classic look that jeans have, but you can choose from jeggings in colors like black, dark green, dark blue, light blue, and gray.
If the jeans look isn’t what you’re going for, you can even opt for a corduroy legging style.
Jeggings are versatile, so almost any pair of shoes is an excellent match for them. For example, people often wear knee-high boots or short booties with their jeggings for a complete fall look, while others will pair their jeggings with fashion sneakers or flat sandals. For a dressed-up look, jeggings can also be worn with high-heeled shoes; the sleek style of pants goes particularly well with chic high heels.
All in all, jeggings are an even cross between leggings and jeans, bringing the best of both worlds — comfortability, style, versatility — into one stylish pair of pants. They’re a great replacement for jeans in your daily life, and most people who pass you by won’t even be able to tell you aren’t wearing traditional jeans.