Style on Trial: Treggings – a cross between trousers and leggings


They’re not trousers. They’re not leggings. No, they’re "treggings" – do you see what they did there? Treggings have actually been on the fashion scene for a good few months now, but, assuming they were just a flash in the pan, The Fashion Police didn’t bother to bring them in for questioning. As the months have passed, however, and the treggings have proved to have a longevity that we didn’t expect of them, we’ve brought them before you now to stand in the dock and be judged…

The case for the Prosecution:

The prosecution puts it to you that these "treggings" are nothing more than leggings which are designed to be worn like trousers – i.e. without the necessity of some kind of long length garment covering the crotch. It has already been determined that skintight garments + uncovered crotches = crimes of fashion, therefore it is self-evident that the treggings also fall into that category. The prosecution also argues that these treggings, from Topshop, are orange and pink. The prosecution doesn’t like that.

The Case for the Defense:

The Defense argument is simple. These are simply skinny jeans made out of fabric rather than denim. The defense loves skinny jeans, therefore the defense says that there is absolutely nothing wrong with treggings – in fact, the defense embraces them. And who says you cant cover the crotch?

Over to you, then. Treggings are accused of Crimes Against Fashion. Are they guilty or innocent? You decide!


  • February 20, 2008


    Well, you’d have to see them one someone to judge for sure, but I don’t really have a problem with them… to me they just look like really tight skinny jeans.

  • February 20, 2008


    I don’t even like skinny jeans, so this is a definite no for me!

  • February 21, 2008


    I said “not proven” because I would have to see them on someone first…

  • February 21, 2008


    I said “not proven” because I would have to see them on someone first…

  • July 27, 2008


    These treggings are distrubingly similar to some pants I once owned. However, those were called riding breeches or jodphurs, and which were only worn if I was on my way to the barn, at the barn, or returning from the barn. If I was going somewhere else, I would change, and not just because I smelled of horse.

  • November 21, 2008

    Silvia Fuster

    I love them I can not have enough of them, I am looking where to find them as I want a couple more and Topshop does not have them anymore.

  • November 22, 2008


    I have to say that I’ve already seen a few women wearing those, and I thought it looked great. Of course, they were stylish and elegant women who knew what other pieces to combine with it. And you could see the crotch but that didn’t disturb me at all. Basically, I think because what it mattered was the look, as a whole, and not just that detail.
    So, overall, it looked really good. And sexy, too, by the way.
    And I’m a guy (and a heterosexual one too!), but I think I have a good sense of style and fashion.
    So, think about it, girls! 😉

    • May 17, 2013

      Robert de la Vega

      I agree with Ivan and I would also say that some women look good in also anything because they know how to Dress [to Impress].

  • May 23, 2009

    MaryAnn DePasquale

    Fashion crime…remember stretch pants and stretch jeans…whats the difference and BTW can anyone say camel tooth! ICK!

    • May 7, 2010


      Isn’t it cameltoe?

  • August 31, 2009


    did a little feature on them too, don’t think they are too bad, personally I love leggings so why not?

    Noa Xx
    .-= Noa´s last blog ..AW 09 Trends #06 – the boyfriend jeans =-.

  • June 1, 2010


    i guess dey luuk quiet stylish actully! im likin em. it wuld b gud 4 like say if ur goin out 2 do wurk experience n dey make u wear smart clothes but u still wanna luuk stylish!!! like em! <3

  • June 9, 2010


    If you are skinny and young and have the body of a model, they can look all right.
    Personally I don’t like them, skintight clothes are not comfortable

  • July 27, 2010


    I think that treggins are quite nice if your slim but if yur kinda big defenitely NO!

  • October 1, 2010


    I love skinnies, even though i’m not skinny they really compliment me.
    I think these are a great idea! Just skinnies.. but easier to get on (:

  • August 26, 2011


    Innocent! Let ’em go. Sharply too!

    The pictures above make treggings look kinda scruffy (no offence!) I have owned and seen very smart ones.
    You can dress them up or down. In the right length and fabric, treggings can be worn with a jacket, tunic or top and worn to work, or matched with a casual top for casual wear. The fabric and colour make the difference.

  • November 10, 2012


    I have to see if they are a little looser than leggings/jeggings. If they are they might be a fashionable solution for over 40’s.

  • May 17, 2013

    Roberto M. de la Vega

    They have the durability of trousers and the flexibility of [simple] leggings. As far as the crotch, old news. I think they would be good for CosPlay or LARP for those of us that have a “Costume Closet”.