What is the difference between leggings and jeggings
Leggings have always been a super popular item of legwear. Since the first season that they became big in the 1980s, they have only grown in popularity year on year. But leggings are not done with their rise to popularity, and it is perfectly possible for an popular item to enjoy a Renaissance too. So the first thing to establish is this, what exactly constitutes leggings?
What is the difference between leggings and tights?
The core difference is that leggings are close fitting and thick items of legwear that are cut and sown. Whereas tights are usually, but not always, sheerer and are knitted in a way that makes them rather translucent, even at opaque deniers. In short, you can wear leggings as if they were pants, and they look rather similar to them as well, but you must have a skirt to wear with your tights.
Why are leggings getting more and more popular each season?
So, back to leggings and why they are getting more and more popular each season. We are very excited for the revived interest in such versatile garment. So why are leggings becoming all the rage again? Whether it is sports leggings, coloured leggings or jean leggings, they are enjoying a resurgence.
Fashion leggings are the most popular of the category, by far. The main reason is that leggings are printable and easy to design for. So they lend themselves to fashion prints really well. With so many sub-trends coming back strong right now leggings are perfect. These include retro designs, 1980s and 1990s revivals, and tech-art. The hectic and colourful patterns of these trends mean any shape or size or colour is ideal. Fashion leggings are best when they are not too uniform, so glitchy or retro motifs are just the ticket. The thicker materials offer great coverage so colours come out really well. These are one of the best items of legwear to print on, and it was been a great innovation in fashion to make these items, so all the most creative fashion houses can create the wonderful designs they have always wanted to.
The popularity of leggings is also down to their easy fit. They are effortlessly fashionable and are comfortable to wear. They are as comfy as pyjamas and as flattering as a tailored pair of pants. But leggings can be subtle too, and a simple pair of black leggings are flattering and comfy.
Leggings or Jeggings?
The most interesting new development is perhaps jeans leggings, or jeggings. These are one of the best new items. They are super realistic and often have stitched pockets, some functional and others decorative, to give you the look of real jeans. These leggings are ideal if you want the ease and comfort of leggings without having to wrestle with real jeans or deal with belts and zips. Overall, we think that leggings might just be among the most gorgeous, innovative and underrated piece of fashion legwear in the past decade, and any fashion lover should have a few pairs of them in the classic black and jeggings varieties.