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Jeans + Leggings = Jeggings

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If your mind is all befuddlement when you hear the word “jeggings,” don’t worry, you are not alone. This latest apparel craze, a hybrid between jeans and leggings (hence the clever moniker), has been made popular by the toothpick legged Hollywood set. Plastered across the pages of celeb gossip mags you will see glamorous jegging-clad starlets dashing to lunch on lettuce at The Ivy, dropping a few thousand dollars on a Rodeo Drive spree or simply taking out their garbage in the Hollywood Hills.

One would think that a denim legging could not possibly be comfortable—and forget about flattering! But surprisingly jeggings are both. These ingenious fabric creations are stretchy enough to do your downward dog in, yet are cleverly disguised with the attributes of real jeans (i.e. seams, whiskering and pockets) making even those of us with some junk in the trunk look suspiciously slender. Although a skinny movie star I am not, I decided to give jeggings a try. Though frighteningly difficult to get above your calves, once the jeggings had been successfully donned they were cozy and slenderizing with no muffin top in sight. You’ll see me wearing them around town with my favorite pair of knee-high boots or maybe a pair of flats—so versatile!

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Many designer denim labels are cashing in on the jegging craze and turning out pairs for $150 and up. But happily as it turns out, hosiery brand Hue (found at Sock Shop Santa Cruz) makes a great pair for only $34, and these are the ones I purchased. When you get sad knowing that your jeggings must come off to go in the wash, you know you’ve reached the ultimate level of obsession.
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Jeggings and Leggings
written by Kati Graham, May 11, 2010
I own the Bubble Lounge in Santa Cruz and I will tell you the leggings and jeggings are blowing out.
Joe's jeans has amazing ones at a price point of 79-89 dollars. Super cute, either in a destroyed wash or a basic. So popular right now. Also cigarette and pencil denim from Pur Denim, William Rast and Joe's Jeans are all selling amazing. Super cute and easy to wear with heals or havianas!!
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written by Alexis Meschi, April 01, 2010
My jury's out on this one. I need to see them around on real people more to get a distinct viewpoint yet.

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