It’s been a few months now since the word “jeggings” first appeared on the Fashion Police radar, and since then, the leggings-that-look-like-jeans have become as ubiquitous as skinny jeans were this time last year. Which is fitting, really, given the resemblance between the two.
(For the uninitiated, “jeggings” are leggings that look like jeans, with a denim-like appearance, and “treggings” are leggings that look like trousers – i.e. they generally have pockets and a zip.)
When the jeggings and treggings first began to infiltrate the fashion world, we weren’t quite sure about them. We thought they could be a fashion crime waiting to happen, basically, but now that they actually walk among us, and are basically just super-skinny jeans and, er, leggings with pockets, we don’t think the situation is as bad as we first feared, and actually, as long as the normal rules of legging-engagement are observed (i.e. LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS), we don’t really mind them.
What about you, though? Do you love jeggings and treggings? Or do they have you reaching for the eyeball bleach?
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!