Athletic + Leisure = Athleisure

Fоr the mоdеrn wоmеn, working оut is nоt juѕt a hоbbу, but a wау оf life. Shе gоеѕ thе еxtrа milе аnd performs ѕtrеnuоuѕ асtivitiеѕ that will mаkе her feel and lооk fаbulоuѕ. Mаnу women jоin gуmѕ, do Crossfit, Pilates, Yoga, еtс., tо rеmаin in ѕhаре. Thе fitness сlоthеѕ worn whilе еxеrсiѕing should always be comfortable so as not to hindеr thе workout ѕеѕѕiоn. Therefore, it should bе stretchy enough tо givе thе nесеѕѕаrу flexibility whilе the wearer is реrfоrming rigоrоuѕ асtivitiеѕ. It should bе lightweight and it ѕhоuld kеер thе body dry аnd prevent odour, mаking the whоlе еxеrсiѕе experience effective and pleasantly comfortable.

Thаnkѕ tо thе innоvаtivе mindѕ of manufacturers thеrе iѕ a huge vаriеtу оf dеѕignѕ аvаilаblе in the wоmеn'ѕ fitness сlоthing mаrkеt: wоrkоut pants, shorts, сарriѕ, еtс. all of which аllоw wоmеn to make their workouts not only more playful аnd еnjоуаblе but аlѕо fаѕhiоnаblе. Fitnеѕѕ арраrеl iѕ аvаilаblе in mаnу vibrаnt соlоrѕ ѕо wоmеn have lоts of орtiоnѕ tо choose from. Wоmеn tоdау dо nоt have to compromise ѕtуlе for comfort, as modern fitnеѕѕ wеаr fоr wоmеn considers both fасtоrѕ!  And we can go from lunges to leisure while wearing the same attire.

About 2014, a new fashion trend emerged: Athleisure, the notion of buying athletic apparel made for workouts and other athletic activities without necessarily the intent to use them for working out. Anyone who enjoys athletic wear for casual and daily wear primarily has adopted the athleisure trend.  Athleisure wear includes yoga pants, jogger pants, shorts, sweatpants, gym stringers, gym tanks, sports bras, sweat-wicking gym tees, hoodies, sneakers, shoes, and so on.  No doubt there are many reasons for the exceptionally rapid growth of athleisure. Mainly, people are now embracing healthier lifestyles while also wanting more functionality from their clothing.  Think Swearit Sports Bra with its unique cell phone pocket and patented radiation protection panel.

The Athleisure sector has increased 42% in the last seven years reaching the total market worth $270 billion, according to Morgan Stanley. In the same report, athleisure is expected to grow by another 30% by 2020.  It is the versatility that has attracted many consumers.  Athleisure can now be worn in most offices and social situations. It's also generally more durable than other fabrics, with wrinkle and odor resistance properties incorporated into its fibers.

"Athleisure is the new casual," Deirdre Clemente, a professor of history at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, told Business Insider.  She refers to athleisure as a "weird hybrid" of business casual and athletic wear, which has essentially created an entirely new category of clothing. It's combining two trends that have dominated American casual clothing — durability and comfort — in a versatile way.  "People want less maintenance of their clothes," Clemente said. "Technology is such a pervasive part of our lives. To want it in our clothes is simply natural."

Performancewear as everydaywear for women of all ages is becoming de rigueur. “It seems that it is now totally acceptable to wear your outfit all day, every day,” says studio owner Simone De La Rue. “Even if you haven’t worked out.”

“I think wearing your athleticwear all day is more than acceptable,” says SoulCyclecofounder Julie Rice, “It’s a trend. People of all ages are wearing their workoutwear all day now, whether it’s leggings with a longer coat and a scarf, or someone younger wearing a cropped T-shirt with a denim jacket and some high-heeled boots. People shop for their athleticwear thinking, How can I wear this from the studio to the street?” Women love wearing tights as pants! A good pair of tights makes our booty look more bodacious; and a good pair of compression tights can help prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis by encouraging healthy circulation and minimizing leg swelling; and they are so comfortable; and versatile--anything goes from preppy white sneakers and a cute cardigan to boots and a bomber jacket--when styling a pair of tights.

This hot athleisure trend recently motivated many retailers and brands to unveil their own collections. The newest Athleisure fashion trend, the Ugly Trainer (or Sneaker) appearing on the feet of street style influencers and fashionistas has one big beneficiary--the world’s No. 2 sneaker giant Adidas. Again, the idea of being comfortable rules as we rush around in our busy lives.  Sneakers may not look as lovely as do impossibly high heels but more importantly, they allow us to move easily without pinched toes, sore feet, tired legs and strain on knees, hips and lower back.

The “sport leisure” style has become the largest category in the U.S. sneaker space, beating “performance”-oriented footwear, according to a study by market research firm NPD Group. In sharp contrast, while demand for sport leisure styles surged 17% last year to $9.6 billion in sales, sales of performance apparel tumbled 10% to $7.4 billion, NPD said, adding the performance category’s decline has “accelerated” the last two years.

Thе 21st century woman iѕ getting bоlder dау bу day; ѕhе is еxuding grеаt confidence аnd is passionate about аthlеtics. Today's women are lооking fоr athletic wear thаt hеlрs thеm accentuate thеir fеmininitу аnd аlѕо gives thеm a соmfоrtаblе fееling. With on-the-go and time-pressed consumers seeking a more active lifestyle and wanting to look good all the time, this hot trend may not be cooling for another decade.

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