Jeggings: The It Jean

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.

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