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When cold weather arrives in full force, you know it's time to find the perfect bottoms to keep you warm and stylish. Leggings are ideal for everyday wear, especially with many of us working from home or running errands after leaving the office. If you are looking for more flattering, comfortable, and fashionable alternatives to dress pants and trousers, leggings and jeggings are the answer. There are a few differences between the two, and both are very common pieces in any woman's wardrobe. Be it for casual wear, exercise, shopping, or date night; these bottoms can be a great option.

What are Leggings?

Leggings are the epitome of comfort and essential to every woman's closet. Once reserved exclusively for the gym or hanging out at home, these bottoms have taken on a whole new fashion role in recent times. Now with styles including Ponte leggings, faux-suede leggings, pleather leggings, and even leggings with pockets, these comfy numbers have evolved far beyond their original use. Leggings are tight-fitting, stylish bottoms designed with a soft material that can be worn on any occasion. They can be high or low waist and reach ankle or mid-calf length. Today, most leggings are made of cotton or polyester with a blend of elastane or spandex to ensure their elasticity. 

Leggings Vs. Yoga Pants 

When it comes to workout clothes, leggings and yoga pants are relatively interchangeable as they are both equally comfortable. However, yoga pants are specifically designed for exercise, with performance-enhancing features such as sweat-wicking materials, while leggings are more for comfort, convenience, and style. 

Leggings Vs. Tights

Tights differ from leggings as they are more translucent and often worn under skirts and dresses in colder weather. They are also referred to as pantyhose, and they cover your feet as well. Leggings typically do not cover your feet and have enough coverage and opacity to be worn as pants instead of as an underlayer like tights. 

When and How to Wear Leggings

One of the most popular reasons women wear leggings is due to how flattering they are on the body. Leggings also come with other characteristics that make them more appropriate for certain situations than others - they're perfect for running errands, staying comfy, or pairing with a great tunic, blouse, or sweater. The cut is key. Leggings are fitted to a silhouette, so they're not always the best choice to wear on a formal occasion. That is unless you're choosing to wear our Stretchy Faux-Suede Flatten It Legging, which, when paired with the perfect boot and blouse, can make for a sophisticated look. Tunics or long tops pair great with leggings and can easily be worn in the office. More casual leggings are perfect for the gym, shopping, or a day out with friends and family. There are a number of colors and prints available so that you can get creative with your look.

What are Jeggings?

Jeggings are essentially leggings designed to imitate the look of denim jeans but with more comfort! The fabric of jeggings is either polyester, cotton, or a spandex blend. They provide the same amount of comfort and movability for women, and the main difference between leggings and jeggings often comes down to their appearance/design.  Some jeggings are so well-designed and imitate denim so well that they can pass for genuine skinny jeans. Jeggings are a far more fun, comfortable, and flattering alternative to jeans that even come equipped with pockets. Jeggings are the way to go if you've got a long day ahead but still want to look put together.

When and How to Wear Jeggings

Now that we know jeggings are a more comfortable imitation of jeans, how and when can you wear them? Since they look similar to jeans, they should be worn differently from leggings.  Our Eco-Friendly Pull-On White Audrey Ankle Jegging is perfect for when you want to slip into something comfortable yet timeless. They're perfect for a casual outing but can also be dressed up with a statement blouse or elegant sweater. The Sophia Curvy Fit Jegging is designed for women that want to show off their figure and stay comfy for every occasion.   Fortunately, both bottoms go with a number of pieces. It all depends on your style and the look you're going for. If you desire a more casual weekend look, pair our staple Flatten It Soft Knit Corduroy Legging with a classic tunic or T-shirt.    Date night? Try our stunning and unique Audrey Pull-On Cropped Straight Leg Jegging with a fitted blouse or sleeveless top and riding boots.

Main Differences Between Leggings Vs. Jeggings

To determine which is best for you, it's important to consider several factors. Leggings are best suited for more practical, casual settings where comfort is a priority, whereas jeggings are great for those who desire the look and style of jeans but prefer the comfort of leggings.  

Parameter of Comparison
Leggings are tight-fitting, stretched pants primarily worn by women and girls.
Jeggings are tight-fitting pants that imitate denim jeans.
Cotton jersey
Knit polyester with spandex
Colors and Prints
Leggings are much easier to print and come in a variety of colors and styles.
Jeggings resemble denim jeans, so the colors are often hues of blue or black.
Feel and Comfort
Leggings are soft, movable and comfortable.
Jeggings may be slightly rougher in feel but still comfortable.
Leggings are often one solid color or printed.
Jeggings have the illusion of stitches, pockets and buttons.

Where to Shop The Best Leggings and Jeggings Online  

Every year, leggings and jeggings become more and more popular with no sign of slowing down. Both are wardrobe staples that are always on-trend, comfortable, and effortlessly chic. To browse all lengths, styles, colors, and patterns of leggings and jeggings, shop TRIBAL®.


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