The must-have pant of the summer is definitely the skinny denim legging also known as ‘jeggings’. Team the leggings with oversized slouchy tees, tunics and tanks. They are perfectly paired with black platforms, caged sandals or ankle booties. There are a wide variety of styles in many finishes and price points. From the luxe denim lines, which feature super skinny jeans, are infused with spandex to hug your body to lesser priced versions. Pick and choose according to your budget.
Brands such as Current/Elliott rise above the $200 price tag. Other luxe denim labels such as Vince, Rock & Republic, Rich & Skinny and many more offer their versions of the skinny denim legging. If you already have a favorite denim brand that fits your body to a tee, it’s a pretty sure thing that their particular skinny denim legging will fit perfectly.
The lesser-priced skinny denim legging of course does not offer the perfect fit the luxe versions do. Also these are not actual denim but “denim-like” spandex fabrics without any pockets, zippers, or detailing of any kind. The waistband is elastic and be sure to cover it up with a long tee, tunic or tank. These styles are also not as forgiving, so be sure to do a double take in your mirror before heading out the door. The lesser priced styles although lacking any serious detailing do the job in the silhouette department and when paired with fabulous shoes, only you will know how much you’ve spent on your skinny denim leggings!
LUXE $$$ (shown above from left to right)
Current/Elliott The Legging stretch jeans $230 at Net-a-Porter
Vince Scrunched Denim Leggings, $195 at Shopbop
Rich & Skinny ‘Legacy’ Stretch Denim Leggings, $145 at Nordstrom.com
LESS $ (above from left to right)
Forever 21 H81 Denim Look Leggings II, $19.90 at Forever 21
Romeo & Juliet Couture denim blue stretch cotton leggings, $35 at Bluefly.com
Daddy Long Legs Denim Leggings, $38.00 at Bloomingdales.com
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