Duke It Out: Jeggings?

jeggings lead[It’s pretty obvious that the average CollegeCandy reader has some very strong opinions. Opinions that she likes to share with everyone on the site. We love a strong woman, so we thought we’d give her a real forum to discuss her thoughts, feelings, and perspectives. Every Friday I’ll be featuring a hot topic (like moving in to save money!) and leaving it up to you, the readers, to duke it out. So, read it and get your debate on in the comments section below!]

Ok, it’s no secret that we’re loving the skinny jean (even if it’s not always good for us) and leggings have been a fall go-to for the past several years, but now that the two have combined it’s time to decide how we really feel about this leg-covering love child – jeggings.

Jeans+leggings seems like it would be great idea, what with the era of the super-skinny jean everywhere, and in many ways they are. To start with, the hours of trying on required to find the perfect skinny jean? Gone, thanks to the jegging. They stretch, so you know they’ll fit you – even if you’re a weird in-between size (like me) or you have a “non-typical” body type, like thin but with muscular thighs.

That whole pocket problem (too far apart? too big? too small? too embellished?) is out the window too, since these babies don’t have pockets. And jeggings let you get away with things you probably couldn’t with regular leggings, like shorter tops, because the denim aspect makes them more “pants lite” than “hosiery.”

Of course, the downside of jeggings is all wrapped up in there too. While the stretch helps with fit, it also means that these aren’t near as forgiving as your typical skinny jeans – every curve and bump will be out there for the world to see. The absence of pockets probably isn’t gonna help on that front either, since your booty will have nothing to hide behind. And maybe the biggest problem of the jegging is that it does let you get away with more, meaning short tops – and some serious camel toe – are in our futures.

So are you down with this trend, ladies (and it’s ramifications)? Or is this one of those fads that should be left to die on the side of the road (harem pants, anyone)? Would you be confident enough to rock them? Or should these stay inside the house where it’s safe?

Duke it out, girls. Duke. It. Out.

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