Trends permeate everything, from what you wear to the grocery store to what you’re sweating in at the gym. In the eighties, the aerobics craze meant everyone was sporting high hipped bodysuits, and today, many sport Harem pants and sports bras to get through their cardio. Let’s take a look at the activewear on the runway this season.
Although not nearly as high-hipped in most cases, the bodysuits of the eighties are back in full swing. They’ve managed to become quite popular both in and out of the gym, but they’re original purpose still stands. Aalto’s bodysuit is paired perfectly with a windbreaker, perfect for a hot hike in the summer, while Prabal Gurung and ALEXACHUNG opted for rib knit bodysuits, ideal for heading to a dance class. Cynthia Rowley’s bodysuit is the perfect ensemble for yoga or cardio, and H&M x Moschino’s CD bodysuit will get you through weight lifting with ease.
Suit up with these fabrics:
The sports bra is more than just a support system, it’s a style statement. Antonio Marras and Christian Dior layered theirs artfully under ready-to-wear, perfect for grabbing a pre-workout smoothie, while The Row’s sheer sweater thrown over a sports bra is perfect for keeping cool while jogging on an early spring morning. Filles a Papa fashions the perfect layering piece, with a sports bra under a v neck bodysuit, and Blumarine’s lavender sports bra and matching jeans are paired beautifully with a burnout organdy robe, ideal for cooling off in the locker room.
Be a good sport with these fabrics:
A good sweatshirt is perfect for throwing on over your sporty ensemble, keeping you warm after a winter workout. Coach 1941’s longer garment with a screenprint is perfect for a post-workout chickpea salad, while Zadig & Voltaire and Dsquared2 both fashioned something ideal for a mud run or marathon. Pam & Gela’s floral printed sweatshirt is cozy and cute, perfect for warming up post-swim, and POLO Ralph Lauren’s USA sweatshirt will keep you cozy post-gymnastics class.
Check out these cozy sweatshirt fabrics:
The windbreaker is an activewear classic, perfect for jogging on a rainy spring morning or heading out on a laborious winter hike. ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo fashioned a functional windbreaker for the enthusiastic runner, while Bally’s passionate red windbreaker will keep your spirits high when you need some enthusiasm. Brunello Cucinelli’s long, gray windbreaker is ideal for heading out for a jog on the beach on a chilly September morning, the cold sea spray splashing at you as you run by, and Karen Walker’s bright, bold yellow windbreaker is perfect for early-morning or late-night runs. Robert Rodriquez’s metallic windbreaker looks perfect for grabbing a protein-filled snack post-run.
Stay strong with these fabrics:
What’s your favorite activewear trend? I love those layered sports bras! Let me know in the comments!