Jeggings were brought on by the resurgence in style of skinny jeans in the mid- to late-2000s, when a higher demand for even tighter style of pant came about. Since jeggings are typically made of a denim/spandex blend, they are often worn on their own as opposed to under a skirt or dress. Some jeggings have zip-flies and pockets, while others just have an elastic waistband and no pockets.
With respect to material, jeggings fall into two main categories:
1.Jeggings that are legging material made to look like denim with fake pockets and belt loops; and
2.Jeggings that are a true cross between denim and legging material. "Denim jeggings" are essentially a denim fabric with the elasticity of a legging.
The latter are more similar to skinny jeans than the former. Some designers call "denim jeggings" pull-on jeans rather than jeggings.
Thank you Wikipedia! I have been wanting a pair of jeggings, but, to be honest with you, I don't think I can pull them off. I'm a little too stubby. I'm only 5'2" which means the only way to pull them off, in my eyes, is to weigh 80 lbs. That's just not happenin'! I really think others look good in them, but then I get into the dressing room and immediately feel like a cow. Maybe it's not as bad as I think, but I can't get myself to make the purchase.
One more thing! Jeggings should NOT cost the same as jeans! That's my own personal opinion. Shouldn't they be right in between the cost of leggings and jeans? Now that's just common sense.
What do you think about jeggings? Are they awful, or should I fork over the dough? By the way, I used to feel this same way about skinny jeans and now I love them.