The fine line between Legging and Jean

Freddys_1_eFreddys_1_jFreddys_1_hFreddys_1_aFreddys_1_d Freddys_1_kFreddys_1_c Freddys_1_bFreddys_1_fFreddys_1_iThere was a time when I didn’t own a pair of jeans (don’t believe me? read back a few years on this old blog and you will find it mentioned a few thousand times) I don’t know why but I just hated them…OK so when I say “I don’t know why” what I really mean is, I think it might have something to do with that time I ate a few too many plates of pasta and couldn’t fit into the pairs I had anymore. So naturally I blamed the jeans and threw them all out!

Obviously it didn’t take me long to realise I needed to get down the gym and soon enough I was ready to add them back in to the daily wardrobe rotation.  But in all seriousness, they won’t ever be as comfortable as walking around in a pair of spandex leggings. Sometimes I feel so free I have to double check that I’m actually not!

I’ve tried a hand full of “jegging” options, goodness isn’t that an annoying word. But found they all lacked support for those jiggly bits (I don’t care what you say, we ALL have bits that jiggle more than others so don’t roll your eyes at me) and that really is an important part of the jean/legging mix. In my opinion anyway.

I’d spotted these Jeans from Freddy adorning some of the best behinds in the business all over my Instagram feed so I was pretty happy to be able to try them out on my own little tush. I had hoped I’d slip them on and instantly be met with a Jen Selter-esqu derriere staring back at me, unfortunately if no amount of squats can help me a pair of jeans certainly wont. They did however make the best of a bad/flat situation, making my bum look much perkier than usual. But the main appeal for me was the sheer comfort and support they offer without compromising on the usual style traits expected from a pair of jeans. Oh and one more added bonus, NO MORE BUILDERS BUM! These jeans have a special silicone strip on the waste band to ensure you won’t ever be spotted yanking them awkwardly up in Public.

These jeans are a complete hit in my opinion but I do have one concern and it just boils down to just how comfortable they are. And that their waste band might not tell me when I’ve indulged in too many chocolate cookies like my usual jeans do.



Jeans – c/o Freddy     Jumper – Reiss (Here or Here)      Jacket – Whistles (now on sale)     Shoes – c/o Reiss     Sunglasses – Gucci     bag – Celine (similar Here)


  1. Victoria 10th February 2015 / 4:01 pm

    Don’t tempt me with these jeans! They look wonderful, but my bank balance can’t take anymore abuse 🙁

    • lydia 10th February 2015 / 4:07 pm

      But Victoria!!! They are so comfy!!

  2. Claire 10th February 2015 / 4:18 pm

    Your hair and bag are amazing very jealous!x

  3. Finja b. 10th February 2015 / 6:18 pm

    I love love love jeggings! Its the best out of jeans and leggings. Love your style lydia, and your posts are always so well written!

  4. Georgina 10th February 2015 / 9:28 pm

    They sound great! I struggle with jeans tbh, I love my stretchy suck in leggings haha.


  5. Romy 11th February 2015 / 5:14 pm

    First of all… You’re a goddess. Then, thank you for giving me an example of how a tall girl can look good in jeggings, because I’ve always been afraid to buy them because they seemed more of a small-girl thing. But then, your legs look a lot better than mine of course :p Kisses!
    xo Romy

  6. Katie G 12th February 2015 / 4:07 pm

    Ahhhh I have some Freddy kit and I love how the bottoms, lift…well, your bottom! Plus the slip resistant waist band is absolutely perfect.
    Sadly the vest didn’t wear that well but the capri’s are still going strong and I’d definitely buy another pair.

  7. Giselle 15th February 2015 / 6:41 pm

    I know this is utterly irrelevant to this post, but I was watching the videos on your youtube channel and I love all the music you have on them. Would it be at all possible for you to post your workout or even an everyday playlist?
    Thank you!

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