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Athleisure: The Reinvention of Athletic Pants

Athleisure: The Reinvention of Athletic Pants

Nowadays, we see a lot of women go about their day in their most comfortable clothes, especially during the weekends when they would do their shopping or meet friends for catching up. We see them wearing their favorite floral blouses and flat shoes with leggings. Other times, we see them in their workplace wearing a nice pair of pumps, a collared office shirt and a black yoga pants. It’s no surprise these days to mix casual clothes with workout clothes. This is a fashion trend called Athleisure.
Athleisure is when you use sportswear or workout clothes in settings other than where it’s really used for. Aside from lace-up tennis shoes and hooded sweatshirts, the jogger pants, yoga pants, and leggings are the most popularly used athleisure clothing around. You see them worn in schools, at the workplace; women wear them at the mall while window shopping. These types of outfits have stepped out of the gym to become part of everyday clothing. Many find these gym clothes are comfortable to wear and serve the right purpose; to hide your bulges when needed and it can also flatter your body when you have it.
Track Pants & Jogger Pants
Track pants are casual, baggy, soft pants that are meant to be used for athletic and comfort purposes. Track pants these days are paired with your high-heeled shoes, girly pieces like earrings and other feminine accessories.
Jogger pants are tapered version of a track pants. It has an elastic cuff at the bottom of the pants that falls right before the ankle. It is slimmer and are mostly worn with a nice pair of sneakers or your favorite high-heels.
Yoga Pants
Yoga pants are form-fitting pants designed to be worn during physical activities that require a lot of movement. These pants are made from a blend of cotton, spandex and other stretchy synthetic material that gives the pants a very soft feel but provides a good support to your legs.
Leggings and Tights
Leggings are very similar to yoga pants except that they have thicker material and provides more warmth to your legs. Leggings are a versatile apparel. They can be worn with tunics and long shirts, coupled with a nice pair of flats. A more rugged look can also be achieved when you use your leggings with your favorite rock shirt and sneakers.
Tights are heavier version of stockings. They mostly have “feet” and are opaque as compared to stockings. They come in assorted colors and unlike stockings, tights rarely “run” which makes them more useful. Tights are usually worn under skirts and summer dresses.
These athletic pants are surely taking its new turn. From gym wear to streetwear, who knows where we can wear them next.

Athleisure: The Reinvention of Athletic Pants

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