December 14, 2010

Real Life Review: J Brand 11" Denim Leggings (Jeggings), A

I'll admit it, I was scared of not only the word "jeggings" but also the concept. Why oh why would I want to wear a jean legging? Why not just wear skinny jeans? Or leggings? What is the magic in combining both properties. Well, I eat my words, because I adore J Brand's 11" Denim Leggings.

J Brand at ShopStyle

I scooped these up about a week ago in the color, Pitch. Yes, like pitch black. These leggings are pure black through and through and look great paired with tunic, sweaters, silk tops, etc. The really nice thing about these particular pair of pants? They still have five pockets and a traditional zipper fly - so they really look like a nice fitting pair of skinny jeans. I'm just not a fan of pull on scares me. No, I don't know why.

The fabric and fit and both forgiving and flattering - two positive F's in a review. They fit pretty similarly to other J Brand skinnes - maybe a hair on the large side. So, if you're in between sizes, you may want to size down. These are supposed to be fitted, folks.

Are they worth $140? Debatable, but I can pretty much guarantee you can find them on sale or score them with a coupon code. I snatched up mine with a discount at local Charlotte boutique with a stellar Groupon in hand. While I haven't washed them yet, word on the street is that they hold their shape and their color. Score!