Ro­manc­ing the legs!

Woman's Era - - Short Story -

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,

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