Table of Contents Pants are usually made of thicker and sturdier fabrics, such as denim, cotton, or wool. Leggings are usually made of thinner and stretchier fabrics, such as spandex, nylon, or polyester. P.A.N.T.S. stands for: Pants and leggings are both types of clothing that cover the lower part of the body, but they have some differences in their style, fit, and function.Pants are usually made of thicker and sturdier fabrics, such as denim, cotton, or wool.They have a looser fit and often have pockets, zippers, buttons, or other closures. Pants are designed to be worn as outer garments and can be paired with different tops, shoes, and accessories. Pants come in various styles, such as jeans, trousers, chinos, khakis, joggers, and more 1.Leggings are usually made of thinner and stretchier fabrics, such as spandex, nylon, or polyester.They have a tighter fit and hug the body closely. Leggings are often worn as undergarments or activewear, but they can also be worn as outerwear with longer tops, dresses, or skirts. Leggings do not usually have pockets, zippers, buttons, or other closures. Leggings come in various colors, patterns, and lengths, such as ankle, capri, or full-length 23.One way to remember the difference between pants and leggings is to think of the acronym P.A.N.T.S.:P.A.N.T.S. stands for:Pockets: Pants usually have them, leggings usually don’t.Airy: Pants are more breathable and comfortable in hot weather, leggings are more insulating and cozy in cold weather.Narrow: Pants have a wider range of sizes and shapes, leggings have a more uniform and slim fit.Tops: Pants can be worn with any length of tops, leggings look better with longer tops that cover the hips and buttocks.Style: Pants are more versatile and formal, leggings are more casual and sporty.