Sweatpants were dissed by designers like Karl Lagerfeld, he once said “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants”. However, it is 2016 now and things have changed. They have actually started changing around mid 2015. What was sometimes wore as gym clothes could be now an important piece of an everyday outfit.
The trend is called athleisure which mostly describes the gym clothes or activewear wore outside the gym like office, school or other social activities.
I’m pretty sure you all noticed how in the late 2015 – early 2016 so many activewear fashion brands got viral if you will. Adidas or Lululemon, for example.
Ever since athleisure came on the screen every game got changed. Brands like H&M, Zara have come up with gym clothes that were NOT gym clothes. You could wear them everywhere, office, movies, shopping. This has shown me that athlesuire is BIGGER than a trend.
There is a real and clear wish that people wish to wear more comfortable clothes yet presentable.
I believe athleisuire was born as so many people are encouraged to start a healthy lifestyle.
Many people listened that which is great but I believe as well that this was the moment a lot of people discovered a new comfortable way to wear clothes.
Because of the mass of people embracing the Healthy lifestyle, brands have started focusing on creating clothes for them. I mean, even Chanel has sneakers now.
PROS – As Lagerfeld said, sweatpants may be a sign of you giving up in life. BUT, when he said that the “jock-y sweatpants” what’s so-called were the sweatpants he was talking about. The new design of sweatpants is very different, stylish and able to go along with a great presentable outfit.
CONS – Many people don’t know how to wear sweatpants and which pair to buy and that can ruin your entire outfit unless jeans which can be the same case but it will not ruin your outfit as bad as sweatpants will.
In my opinion, you can make a good impression with sweatpants and look a your finest if you, indeed, know how to choose your sweatpants. Men have a large variety and ways to wear sweatpants but now it’s girls turn too! I really believe sweatpants can make it if not they already did. Stylish and comfortable, that’s the goal.
In the end, you always get to choose what you feel comfortable in. Fashion is about expressing yourself.
Would you agree or disagree with sweatpants? Leave a comment below. I am really curious about your thoughts!
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