Breaking news: jeggings are awesome. As Gawker felt compelled to remind us this week, American consumers are scooping up jeggings like there's no tomorrow. It’s not hard to see why: silly name notwithstanding, the stretchy jean-legging combo is comfortable, versatile, flattering on almost everyone (we’re looking at you, Conan), and affordable. As holiday shopping tempts you, focus your fashion cravings on these stretch-tastic jegging styles:
Pay homage to the Original Jegging with Topshop. This time around, the British retailer has done a perfect pair in black ($70), an ideal jegging to go with all those sparkly holiday party tops. Pair with black wedge booties or patent leather pumps!
The Divine Rights of Denim Jeggings from Forever 21 are the Goldilocks of jeggings: not too flashy (only subtle whiskering at the thighs), but not too boring (interesting back pocket detail), and at the just-right price of $24.80.
For a subtle look that will blend in with any outfit, head to your neighborhood Target and try on a pair of Mossimo Side Zip Denim Jeggings in Dark Wash ($24.99). With no pockets and no zipper and button at the waistband, these jeggings are more leggings than jeans… making them all the more comfortable.
The brand that's been bringing you classic Americana for years is now serving up the classic blue jean in jegging form. Lucky Brand’s Denim Leggings ($79.50) are the perfect indigo wash with classic jean pockets on the front and back. The ideal pair for those days when all you feel like wearing is a tee shirt and jeans… er, jeggings.