Whether you’ve just come to terms with athleisure or were there to witness the first generation of yoga apparel, now is the right time to be thrilled about the evolution of fitness clothing. Leggings are being called the new denim, and the mention of strappy cut out bras are perking up ears in the aerobics class.
Therefore, we thought it was time to round up the most exhilarating fitness clothing trends for 2017. All you have to do is give them a go.
- Après-Swim Footwear
Aquatic exercise has been in the news for some time now. With more people taking up this meditative form of calorie-burning activity, apparel brands are taking note of the opportunity to cater to this niche market with fashionable options. One of the outcomes is après-swim joggers. Along with one-piece swimsuits and waterproof slides, this trendy pick is helping aquatic fitness enthusiasts get their pool look together. Go with a bright-colored option to add a hint of luxury to the changing room experience.
- Compression Leggings
Compression products like gradient compression hosiery and similar options are making rounds in the yoga room as well as in recovery-based fitness classes. These products are made with moisture wicking fibers so that moisture is removed from the skin quickly, offering a coolness factor. Moreover, the compression provides a controlled amount of pressure that starts at the foot and reduces at the top of the stocking to prevent swelling and promote smoother blood flow.
- Pullovers Featuring Pockets
With more people going for a run in the chilly outdoors, apparel manufacturers are realizing that a good cardio workout would do little to take the cold away. That’s why pullovers are being stocked on shelves. They help outdoorsy people stay functional and warm during workout sessions. The latest fitness appeal trends include pullovers with several high-tech features and multiple pockets. No one wants to go for a jog with their cards, keys and smartphones in their hands. Arm pockets are also being featured on some pullovers; these help keep music players within reach.
- Harem Pants
Made popular by a brand named Buddha Pants, this trend is a hybrid of traditional Indian sari pants and hammer pants. People are wearing harem pants for not just exercise, but for traveling, and even cozying up at the cinema. Options like Full Moon Harem Pants feature versatile pockets that enable you to fold the pant and put it in its own pocket. That’s convenience and comfort right there!
- Layered Cut-Out Bras
Layered cut-out bras from brands like Karma Athletics are raising temperatures in gyms and yoga studios. The layered, cut-out appearance complemented by mesh detailing is bold, stylish, and functional. Women can wear them under a tank top for a fashionable flair, or on their own. You can also go for a crop top bra that comes with a high neckline to create a different, more stylish look for your gym clothing. Both bra options come in solid colors and fun prints, so they can be easily mixed and matched with a variety of leggings.
What’s your favorite fitness clothing trend from the list?