Ask the Stylist: Jeggings

October 7, 2009

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Ask the Stylist: Jeggings

At, one of our greatest pleasures is helping our readers interpret the latest trends and solving their style conundrums. While we attempt to fulfil this duty on a daily basis through our celebrity style rundowns and trend reports, sometimes these queries require a more in-depth response. This is where our free Ask the Stylist service comes into play. Send your style dilemmas to and they may appear here answered by our experts.

Firstly, can we explain what jeggings are? They are a cross between leggings and jeans – with the fit of leggings and the look of jeans, you could say.

Ingrid Hoey, stylist, suggests:

I love Jeggings and my favourite pair is from Urban Outfitters, they fit really well and wash well.

The most important thing you need to remember when wearing Jeggings is to wear something long enough to cover the crotch area! It doesn’t need to be tunic length because unlike leggings, jeggings should look and feel like a really snug and comfy pair of skinny jeans. That’s why they are great for wearing with this season’s thigh boots because they will tuck into boots much neater than skinny jeans.

Kate, you mentioned also that you’d love to try shorts over jeggings and that you saw a staff member in Topshop wearing shorts over jeggings and it looked amazing.

As for wearing the shorts over them, I think it would be more comfy to wear a lightweight pair of leggings under shorts otherwise you could feel a tad hot as the day wears on!

For me Jeggings rock, just remember the golden rule and wear something over them that covers the crotch area.

AnnMarie Proudfoot, our guest contributor, suggests:

I agree with Ingrid about the crotch thing!

If you find that your jeggings or leggings spend their life slipping down, I would recommend a legging with high polyamide (nylon) content. The shape stays in them and allows for a really tight fit. For leggings, try Marie Claire 100 deniers which are available in Arnotts for €10.

Littlewoods have a fab pair of jeggings called Apple Bottom jersey leggings (€84). A little pricey but very nice! This brand is by the rapper Nelly. These are made up of 98% nylon so they won’t be slipping anywhere.

If you need more instant gratification than ordering online, I believe Pepe Jeans in Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, carry this label too.

Miss jo-jo, a reader, suggests:

I’m giving Jeggings a go this season. They are so comfy and have an elasticised top, yeah! They are almost like jodhpurs so good for those knee high boots.

I bought the ‘Gold Sign’ brand from Brown Thomas for €150 (yeah I know, expensive), but the Cost per Wear will be very low as I live in them!


(Left) Apple Bottom jersey leggings, Littlewoods, €84
(Right) Turn Up denim legging, Urban Outfitters £26, €29

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9 Responses to “Ask the Stylist: Jeggings”

  1. cleansheets Says:

    WSW gave me the confidence to try skinny jeans way back in the Spring and I have lived in them, think I may try jeggings too, with your tips in mind. Thx

  2. Kate Says:

    Thanks so much for the advice!!!

  3. Whatshewearsannemarie Says:

    You’re welcome! At least now we all know how to wear jeggings!

  4. Ella Says:

    Just an option tesco do a pair for €14 with all the comfort of leggins but rear pockets, zipped fly and belt loops so no slipping so all the plus points of jeans too and a bargain price!

  5. Rachael Says:

    I found some awesome jeggings in Republic for £19.99. They have stitching just like jeans, including belt loops and a proper fitting waist- no need to worry about the ugly crotch! They feel great and look amazing. I hated jeggings til I tried these on!

  6. Annemarie Says:

    Sound like fantastic jeggings Rachael, thanks for sharing with us! its a pity that theres no “Republic” shop in Ireland but I see that they ship here for £10, could be worth it if a few friends got together to order these jeggings?!


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