Romancing the legs!
Leggings have been in vogue for quite a while now, so designers have gone a step ahead by adding details such as lace, embroidery and Swarovski crystals to a plain pair of leggings.
The ever-changing whirl of fashion tossed out a new look in the autumn of 2009. It’s called ‘Jeggings’ (jean + leggings). One of the most used fashion syllables in December; it was subsequently attached to the Oxford Dictionary wait-list. That’s the only pause in the matter. Otherwise, from the ramp to the roads, it’s the new rage. Fashinistas have embraced the trendy, sleek look – jeggings, and its assorted cousins, leggings, tights, and tights hose – with an unhealthy greed.
Jeggings, a creation of denim, stirred with a generous mix of lycra, that makes for the pointed-on look (not to be confused with skinny fits though), is competing with jeans for shelf space. Most teenagers use leggings as an extra dimension to their clothing; under short skirts and tunic tops, while their mothers are working it with stylised Kurtis and Kaftan tops. The only area old denims may have an edge over jeggings, is that it hides, more than it reveals. For the pear-shaped Indian figure, square fit works, particularly on a fat day, but as comfort and look goes, there’s nothing to beat the legging, jegging combination. They’re wearing it everywhere, from gyms to colleges, to the workplace and even to bed.
Leggings in their various avatars have been around for centuries,