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Leggings, jeggings and treggings explained

BY STYLE EDITOR, ON 5 NOV 2009 16:20 TIPS & ADVICECOMMENTS

Leggings, jeggings, treggings

Leggings, jeggings and treggings, this season it’s been all about the ‘ings’.

But with all these fashion terms being thrown around, do you know the difference? To make things easier we’ve demystified each style and given you an idea on how to wear them.

Leggings are tight fitting styles that are typically made from a blend of lycra, spandex, nylon, cotton or polyester. They’ve been around practically forever and are usually ankle length but in recent fashion circles leggings can now be longer or shorter (cycle shorts were spotted on the SS10 catwalks).

  • Wear leggings underneath short skirts and dresses or with tunic tops for everyday practicality.

Jeggings are fab if you like the look of jeans but prefer the stretch and feel of leggings.  They are the perfect cross between leggings and jeans and some even have the same features as a pair of jeans including stitch detail pockets. They’re versatile, comfortable and uber stylish.

  • Throw on your jeggings with slouchy jumpers and cosy knits for a relaxed, weekend look.

Treggings are the latest of the ‘legging craze’. They look like trousers with a fit and shape of leggings. Sleek and tailored, treggings are great for work and give you lasting comfort throughout the day.

  • Wear treggings in the office with a tailored jacket for that perfect mix of smart and edgy.

How to wear leggings...

So there you have it… will it be leggings, jeggings or treggings? The outfit possibilities are endless.

P.S. Guys – watch out for meggings, that’s leggings for men… eeek!

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  • Denim Jean Queen

    familiar with the legging and jegging terms but the treggings are new to me but quite intriging

  • menja

    Hello!

    I love leggings, treggings and slim.

    But I have a weight problem and I don’t know if the style “slim / treggings / leggings “is suitable for fat girls.
    If yes, what you advise me to wear? ”

    thank you!

  • http://blog.debenhams.com Jenny, editor

    You can work these styles into your wardrobe if you are curvy. If it’s your tummy, bottom or thighs that you are conscious of then simply wear your leggings, jeggings or treggings with a tunic or short dress over the top. That’s how I wear them myself.

  • Dando_muffin

    Okay, so can you wear treggings if you’re 54 or is it a look that’s only for peoplel under 25

  • http://blog.debenhams.com Jenny, Debenhams

    Hi Dando, with treggings, it’s all about what you wear them with. At 54 you can definitely wear them, but why not try a long sleeved tunic top/dress on your top half. It’s a fail-safe outfit for winter. If you’re curvy, Mark Heyes has a top tip: Wear leggings or treggings with this season’s fur trim ankle boots to balance out your shape. Hope that helps.

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