It is a fact universally acknowledged that the most comfortable pair of lowers in your closet is a pairof leggings. However, leggings don’t exactly go with the staple professional look, and the fear of a fashion faux pas will prevent you from wearing them to do a formal do as well. But the trousers are a stylish accompaniment, which can be worn for an evening out, formal brunch or when you’re about to let your hair down.You might have reservations about this, and we’re here to tell you that you can wear trousers in a more versatile yet comfortable avatar, and that is treggings.
The hybrid of trousers and leggings, treggings are the perfect solution for those who love comfortable lowers with a more chic appeal. Its chief appeal is that it provides the wearer with extended mobility (thanks to the fabric and lycra mix). The elastic waist and zipper might throw you off, but treggings are more than just tight trousers.
Are treggings ‘in’?
Though treggings have featured in many fashion collections over the past few years, but the mixed reviews have led most of the fashion brat packs to steer clear. Treggins, as a term, first made their appearance in the Fall 2009 ready-to-wear collection by French Fashion house Balmain. Later, thanks to H&M’s collection which incorporated treggings, the cheaper high-street versions went fresh off the racks.
Treggings needn't be in solid colours only. Check out these treggings in fun gingham prints from TopShop. Photograph: fashiontrain.co.uk
How to wear them
It’s time to throw the mom jeans out and wear treggings with ease. Favour Indian wear? You can even pair them with a short kurti and stole. Although they can be worn to almost any occasion, we have a few tips so that you don’t style them wrong -
If your thighs make you insecure, it's safe to pair them with the longer tops.
Invest in seamless innerwear. The form-fitting nature of the lowers can also be revealing, and so, it’s best to invest in panty liners.
To offset the fitted look that the treggings give, add fluidity to your ensemble with flowy tops and jackets.
You need not get all your longer treggings altered. Just sport the folds at the ankle, like those of churidaar leggings.