Only once have I ridden aside in jeans.. Once was enough, because when I was done, there was no skin on the back side of my right knee! OUCH!!!
Anyway - when I first started to ride aside, I used my saddleseat pants. Even those were too bulky to be totally comfortable. True, they did have the inner leg protection that almost all riding pants offer, but sometimes they would bunch up and rub. So, I took a look at what the hunt girls have known about for years... riding tights.
Now, I will admit the first time I dawned a pair of these.. I blushed. I thought I looked like I was wearing hosiery, not pants! Not one once of me was hidden and I found them to be the exact opposite of what sidesaddle costumes offers.. eye popping beautiful fashion without exposure.
Well, one ride in these stretchy wonders and I was in love.
Now, when I take my lessons, I just wear a longer shirt over my stretchy wonders and smile!