8 Reasons You Should Start Wearing Jeggings

Jeggings have a pretty terrible reputation in the fashion world. Why? They attempt to combine the comfort of a legging with the structure of a jean that, for the most part, achieves neither. It’s like if you wore a three-piece suit made of fleece or a ball gown made from pajamas…you’d be cheating in a way that fools no one. 

However, significant improvements in the denim-tech department have now produced comfy-yet-stylish hybrids that you can feel more than okay to wear out of the house. Ahead, chic pairs with the design elements that put your shabby jeggings to shame. This is the stuff of lazy-girl dreams.

 

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Built-In Features — The biggest telltale signs of a jegging is a fly or pocket that doesn’t actually work. You can find a pant made of soft, stretchy material that still has operating functions. 

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Kelly Wearstler Twill Pant, $265, available at Kelly Wearstler.

2

Denim On A Diet — Gap is killing it in the jegging department, with a huge collection of full-button-and-fly leggings that are made in a stretchy, soft denim. 

Gap 1969 Dot Legging Jean, $69.95, available at Gap.

3

Zip, Zip! — The zipper-pocket moto jean is hugely popular this season, and with its super-skinny shape, the jegging is the perfect pant to get you the look. Find it in a dark wash with metallic hardware and wear it with a pump or a boot with a super-high heel. 

Vero Moda High Waist Zip Jegging, $56.13, available at ASOS.

4

Wax On — Anyone who’s tried to struggle into a pair of leather or pleather pants (or has seen that episode of Friends) knows the hassles — not to mention the initial cost — of this look. Luckily, leggings or light denim coated with a waxy finish gives the leg-lengthening, badass-ifying effect of a leather pant without you having to feel like your thighs are in vises. 

J. Brand Super Skinny Legging, $194, available at J. Brand

5

Wale On — Corduroy is our secret weapon on days when we want to appear more put together than we feel. The thickness of the fabric helps safeguard against “legging crotch” (you know what we’re talking about), so you can feel alright about wearing a shorter shirt, and it still feels cozy against your leg. 

HUE Cord Leggings, $19.99, available at AOL Shopping.

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Seams So — With leg-flattering, athletic-inspired seams, a jegging gets a dose of structure, especially when worn in a trendy color like oxblood. 

Free People Seams Jegging, $78, available at Free People.

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A Stitch In Time — In a dark wash, a contrast stitch can make all the difference. Even in lightweight stretch denim, these are unmistakably jeans…not leggings. 

Silence & Noise Denim Legging, $39, available at Urban Outfitters.

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Trouser Truths — With slight pleats and a slightly baggy shape, a jegging can look like a skinny pair of cropped trousers but feel way more comfy. 

Uniqlo Easy Print Leggings Pants, $19.90, available at Uniqlo.

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