12 April 2011

J for Jeggings (Party like it's 1999)

This post is brought to you by the letter J.

Dear ladies,
My male friends may disown me for telling you this, but I feel it is my duty. Leggings are not pants.
Love,
Callie.

At least, that was the case before the fashion industry's answer to leggings-are-not-pants. Jeggings.

Jeggings are leggings that look like the ultimate skinny jeans. Speaking of the devil, what's with the surge of popularity in skinny jeans?

Even if you are one of the rare few to have fine legs, perfect hips, and a tight bootie, don't you want to leave something to the imagination?

No, I don't have the body to pull off jeggings. Yes, I might be a bit jealous of women who do. But frankly, what jeggings (and other leggings as pants) remind me most of is this: '90s stretchy stirrup pants.

How are jeggings different than '90s styles cleaned up for company? We've already seen flannel re-released. What other '90s styles are going to make a comeback with hip names? Can I wear scrunchies again? Will next season's colors be neon? I admit I would wear butterfly clips again...

Now You!
Jeggings: hot or not? Are you ready to go back to the '90s?