Best pants ever

Rick has always had a thing against leggings. “They’re not real pants!” was his everyday mantra (well, not quite everyday but almost).

Then one day he started going on about jeggings (ie. jeans + leggings). I didn’t pay this much attention, as I’d never actually heard of jeggings and so assumed he was suddenly just mispronouncing leggings. Until I read this inspiring post by Jennine from eat, sleep, denim.

No muffin top!? That was all I needed to hear.

I did a quick Google search and discovered that Urban Outfitters were selling BDG jeggings for only US$19 each! So I ordered four (thank you, weak US dollar) and within two weeks, I was pulling on my first pair of jeg, jeg, jeggings!

Rick was dubious as he watched me rip open the packaging, but to his great surprise, he actually liked them once they were on (me, not him).

Jennine was spot on – they were utterly comfortable (I did buy them slightly oversized, though, so that they wouldn’t cling to me like skinny jeans) and they didn’t give me much muffin top at all. I say ‘much’ because (speaking for myself) there is no chance I would ever have no muffin top (and especially not since falling pregnant again – I know, I know, others would call it a ‘baby bump’ but trust me, there’s definitely some plain old muffin top mixed up in there).

I’ve been living in my jeggings since and even being 16 weeks pregnant, they still fit and feel just fine! I can’t even remember what I used to wear before jeggings: Santa Clause pants? Pantaloons? Who cares!

My favourite are the grey pair: I’ve had Coke spilt on them and Pete spew on them and still I can’t bring myself to putting them in the wash. When I take them off at night, I can see Rick scrutinising them with increasing unease as I carefully fold them and put them back on the shelf in my wardrobe…

So having revealed how secretly dirty and unhygienic I am (so many shameful confessions this week), let me end this post with a cheesy line that would be somewhat on par with Rick’s steady flow of cheesy ‘dad’ jokes:

Jeggings beats the pants off all other pants!

(And yes, I would say that they’re pants, not leggings. How’s that for being controversial?)

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Kristy Freney October 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Just make sure you wear nice long tops with them! There’s no excuse for leggings and short tops, I swear some women seem to have no idea how much is visible through the outline of their leggings… Not a good look, no matter how skinny you are!

I’m a big fan of leggings and a short skirt! It’s the best of both worlds! I can sit down because the skirt is short, and I don’t have to cross my legs as I have tights on!

Must say I haven’t bought any jeggings yet, although I was tempted to buy some baby ones!

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Pink Ronnie August 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Oh, but that’s where jeggings differ from leggings – they actually look like pants and feel like pants (due to the thick denim material). It’s like the best of both worlds.

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Pink Ronnie August 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm

p.s. I bought mine oversized so that they wouldn’t actually be like skinny jeans…

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Lucinda Gayl October 18, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Hi Rhonda – I’m not sure that this is the post I should be using to ‘out’ myself to you as an avid reader of your blog. I love your blog. But jeggings… really??? In keeping with the adage ‘if you haven’t got anything nice to say’ etc, perhaps the best I can do to say is that until reading your post I HATED jeggings with a passion. However due to your own awesome personal style you have given me pause to consider whether jeggings are potentially cool after all and not some tragic, tragic chapter in fashion history to be relegated to the same scary dark corner as skivvies with shoulder pads (which I am predicting will make a major and extremely unfortunate come-back next winter, along with western style denim skirts). Please wear a pair on Thursday and we can continue our dissertation offline over coffee! (PS – Kudos also for your brave public declaration of jegging love!)

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Pink Ronnie August 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Glad I convinced you today! :)

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Kristin October 19, 2010 at 3:09 pm

This post is laugh out loud funny. My little guy was looking at me as I read it and couldn’t help but laugh too. I thought I was the only one that “discovered” jeggings while pregnant. And the only one that avoided washing them for fear that their awesomeness would somehow diminish. They totally replaced my regular jeans and 1+ years late I’m still wearing them.

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Pink Ronnie August 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Thx for reading and commenting. Aren’t jeggings the best!? I still haven’t washed the grey ones…

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