Last Updated on 16th January 2013

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Our go-to for ultimate comfort, leggings are a godsend on days when trusty denim just won’t do!

But don’t be fooled by its casual-cool credentials, because the humble legging has been at the receiving end of a major luxe-over, and is now available in a plethora of luxury fabrics and colour ways.

For this week’s Steep vs. Cheap, we scoured both the high and low ends of the market to bring you our top two wet look legging picks: a bank buster and it’s pocket-friendlier alternative.

If you’re an invest-a-holic (another term for those who justify extreme spending with the elation-per-wear theory), consider these cash burning spray-on beauties from luxury Italian fashion house, Gucci. Super sleek and 100% leather; what more does a fashionista with a generous fashion fund need?

But, if like the majority of the recession-stricken population you’re looking to make your moola stretch further, whilst still keeping abreast with the latest fashions, High Street haven Topshop offers a more cost-effective version that won’t leave a gaping hole in your pocket. These shiny wet look leggings are perfect for dressing up or down, guilt free.

Whether you choose to splurge or play the savvy spender card, style these wet look leggings with a billowing blouse and heels for a party-perfect alternative to pulling out the LBD.

Steep: Gucci Stretch-leather skinny pants, £1,320, available at Net-a-Porter

Cheap: Shiny wet look leggings, £18, available at Topshop

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