So we have our Denimology submission for word of the year! We started to see this hybrid of super tight jeans and leggings having a strong presence in the London stores in January this year, and noted with interest how the retailers were describing this new denim-ish item. TopShop began by calling them knitted jeans, Urban Outfitters went with the ‘pull on jean’, but Asos.com came up with the jegging (do I need to point out it’s a combination of the word jean with the word legging?!) and we had a winner.
We’re pretty sure that London is the world center for the jegging trend, as we in the UK are suckers for a trend that is both fashion forward and not necessarily flattering to all! Just as the bootcut emerged from LA, so we can now proudly lay claim to the jegging. Certainly, it will be all over the stores across the world this Autumn, and after that, who knows how long it will stick around? The shape is practical and comfortable, and great with boots in winter but also lighter than skinny jeans in summer. Jeggins either come in denim-look knitted fabric – more like your classic legging – or a light and super-stretchy woven fabric which pretty much qualifies as real denim.