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Athleisure on Campus

College students are often depicted wearing overly casual clothing like pajama pants or hoodies, but in recent years we’ve become more “stylish.” That’s largely due to the rise in athleisure! Athleisure clothing is sportswear pieces like leggings, hoodies, sneakers, etc. but worn in a more fashionable way. It has really picked up speed in the last decade becoming a staple in most young women’s wardrobe. College students are particularly drawn to this trend because of how comfortable the styling is. They can be as comfortable as they are wearing sweatpants/pajama pants, but look more put together. To determine the perception of athleisure, Dreissig Athletic conducted a survey. The survey was out of 20 college students on multiple campuses. It was...

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Is Athleisure Here to Stay?

Athleisure first stepped out on the fashion scene in the late 80’s and early 90’s, and has been the hot, new trend among the masses since the early 2000’s, due its versatile, comfortable, and sporty look. The popularity of this apparel division has grown over the years as it has become increasingly more socially acceptable to wear workout gear in casual and semi-formal settings. Athleisure has elevated the casual stay at home outfit into something acceptable for the workplace. Despite the growing popularity and the numerous businesses athleisure has spurred, a handful of self acclaimed trend forecasters speculate athleisure’s reign is coming to an end. These speculations are spurred by a perceived over-saturation of the market and the return of denim to fashion week runways. The concern with...

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Athleisure or Athleticwear: What's The Difference?

Athleisure and athleticwear are two similar apparel categories for people with active and busy lives. The distinction between the two varies from person to person, so I will attempt to provide you with my best assessment of the situation. Athleticwear initially became popular in the late 80’s and early 90’s when there was an increased interest in fitness, due in part to the ‘do-it-at-home’ exercise equipment and routines being advertised in infomercials. Activewear, also known as sportswear, is category of performance clothing intended to be worn at the gym or while participating in a sport. This type of apparel is designed specifically for athletic use and has evolved over time to help enhance the wearer’s athletic abilities. An example of such an evolution is the development of compression fabrics, which help regulate blood...

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