Why Are Sweatsuits So Popular — Top 7 Reasons
Sweatsuits are popping up everywhere, from celebrity Instagram accounts and TikTok videos to sportswear chains, high-end fashion houses, and regular clothes retailers alike. Once deemed as casual clothing that was just worn for sports activities, sweatsuits are back with a vengeance. But why are they suddenly so popular? Here, we’ve given you the top seven reasons that account for the sweatsuit comeback.
1. Comfortable loungewear
First and foremost, sweatsuits are extremely comfortable to wear. They’re made from loose-fitting, stretchy material that feels soft against your skin. With an elastic waistband, there’s no feeling of restriction that you’d have when wearing jeans with a belt, for example.
When we were all confined to our homes during the pandemic, our dress tastes changed with the new situation. Tight jeans and skirts were relegated to the back of the wardrobe and sweatsuits made a long-awaited move back to the front. Feeling comfortable and relaxed at all times was a priority and now, even after the lockdowns have ended, the sweatsuit has become a go-to outfit.
2. Suits Any Figure
As mentioned above, sweatsuits are loose-fitting and the bottoms have an elastic waistband. This means they’re perfect for any body shape. If you’re normally self-conscious about how you look, that feeling disappears when you wear a sweatsuit. The range of styles means you can choose one that complements your figure so you can feel good about yourself and know that you look amazing.
3. Ready To Wear Outfit
The great thing about sweatsuits is that the top and bottoms can be worn separately or together, giving you the chance to mix up your outfits. When worn together, you have a ready-made outfit that’s quick to put on with no fuss and still looks amazing. If you’ve got used to chilling at home and watching Netflix at every opportunity, it’s also a comfortable loungewear alternative to pajamas that saves embarrassment when someone unexpectedly turns up at your door late in the afternoon!
4. Athleisure chic
As the epitome of athleisure chic, sweatsuits are designed to be worn when you’re exercising as well as for everyday wear, looking stylish whichever option you choose. It doesn’t matter if you’re sporty or not — synonymous with sportswear but no longer relegated to that category, you can wear a sweatsuit and still feel good about yourself even when you’re chilling at home.
Thanks to their revival by celebrities, sweatsuits are now the height of fashion. With images of different styles and designs popping up all over social media, their popularity has taken off. No longer just a plain two-piece outfit, there are various styles to choose from in the sweatsuit category. You may prefer a zipper jacket or a hoodie-style jacket for the top but have you also seen the sleeveless and cropped tops? These pair perfectly with either sweatsuit shorts or sweatpants. Go for neutral colors for a subtle look or stand out when you wear bright colors and patterns that pop. Another style that’s made a recent comeback is tie-dye, so pair the two and turn heads as you strut your stuff in your tie-dye sweatsuit.
6. Dress up or down
For a more casual look, wear your sweatpants with a T-shirt and sneakers. Add a blazer with pushed-up sleeves and you’ve instantly made it smarter while still having casual appeal. When you’re at home and about to have a Zoom meeting with your boss or a client, putting a blazer on over your T-shirt checks the boxes and makes you look more professional…they’ll never know you’re wearing sweatpants with fluffy slippers on your bottom half! To go out, a sweatsuit jacket looks great when half-tucked into shorts but you can also switch up your look with sweatpants when you wear them with boots or heels.
7. Everyone Can Wear Sweatsuits
Who doesn’t love wearing a sweatsuit? You’re in a rush, you’ve got lots to do, and you can put this comfy yet stylish clothing on quickly and feel good about yourself all day. Celebrities wear sweatsuits to go out day or night. Business people now happily turn up to work wearing sweatsuits instead of traditional suits. There’s no stigma attached to wearing a sweatsuit so you can feel completely at ease wherever you go and at whatever time of day you go there.
If you’re not already reading this while wearing your sweatsuit, we’re pretty sure you’ll be ready to go and get one! They’re on-trend, eye-catching, and comfortable — what’s not to love?
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