Saturday, 24 November 2012


Jeggings have been around since 2009, taking over from the leggings. I for one was not very keen on jeggings cause I had seen a nasty side to them so frankly I never bought a pair. But last week Friday (16 November) I had a change of heart when I bought my first pair of jeggings at Edgars first street corner Kwame Nkrumah avenue for $17.00. They are in this gorgeous wine red colour which is completely out of the box from what I normally wear. Frankly I had been eyeing these jeggings for almost two weeks, having first spotted them at Edgars Eastgate on my study break (I tried to be a good girl and not get carried away but I couldn’t help it). So my new infactuation over my new jeggings inspired me to write a little something on jeggings:

Jeggings are defined as leggings that are styled to look like tight denim jeans. Jeggings were brought about by the re-emergence of the skinny jean style. They are typically made of denim with a cross in of a spandex blend. They are typically two kinds of jeggings with reference to material;
  1.   Jeggings that are legging material made to look like denim, sometimes they have an elastic waistband without pockets (this describes my new jeggings). 
  2.  Jeggings that are somewhat a true cross between denim and legging material. They are essentially a demin fabric with elasticity of a legging.
If you are a fashionista you would know that Jeggings are characteristic of the 1980’s era, with the likes of Madonna and Cyndi Lauper, in bold coloured print and the ripped-punk look. Nowadays, they are usually rocked by Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba and Zoe Saldana.

My traumatising memory is that (No Offence here) but Zim girls have a tendency of wearing them all WRONG!

Here’s my version of the Jegging Top 5 (for some Zim ladies of course);
  1. Jeggings are synonymous with tall, leggy and slender models, meant to give the slim illusion of a sleek look characteristic of models on a runaway (if you work it right, you can apply this in reality).
  2. Jeggings are not (I repeat NOT) meant to be worn as regular pants with a tee shirt or a short shirt that sits on your bum! It is required that you wear a long blouse or long camisole that covers your bum and hip area so that the jeggings evenly slims you out or you’ll end up looking like your wearing leggings! (this applies to the well built and strong boned curvy girl, if your slender like me then you can getaway with it!)
  3. You can also pair your long blouse with a long blazer to give the illusion that you are wearing skinny jeans. (Kim K does it best with this look).
  4. However you can only get away with jeggings that have a pocket detail because from afar they look like slim skinnies of slim fitting pants.
  5. And finally, leggings and jeggings are two completely different things! Don’t treat them the same!
I hope you will learn something from this post, because to be frank I learned ALOT about jeggings that I didn’t even know and it was only befitting that I share it. 

For more info, check out Blueprint.

Stay Gorg and Glam

 Celebrity Inspiration:

A casual inspiration by Zoe Saldana
There's no doubt Kim K does it best. See how it slims her curves out.

Beyonce in Leather jeggings
How to wear Jeggings for the slim figure.
*Updated 13 May 2014*

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