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Leading Fashion Trends in Activewear for 2018

During 2018 there has been a sharp rise in activewear consumption. It seems that New Year’s resolution came further than January, with a need for sportswear still rising in August. Activewear clothes not only make you feel better during physical activity but motivate you to train as well. Once you get that perfect training outfit, you won’t be able to get out of it. These are some of the most popular trends in activewear this year.

Plain colored leggings and block prints

Keep those colorfully printed leggings safe if you love wearing them because 2018 is the death of colorful leggings. Trends are coming back to simple, plain sportswear, mostly made by matching the top and bottom parts. Pastel and basic colors are in to replace heavily printed designs. You can also find a lot of retro-like, block prints on leggings, as well as side-printed sayings like “pro athlete”, “#bossgirl”, “be fearless” and similar. You can have a personalized message printed as well.

Streetwear design

In 2018, everyday moving has become a common thing. Going to school or work is only one of the required daily travels. Many job descriptions include everyday train or plane rides, which are difficult to endure if you’re not in comfy clothes. Due to this, sportswear has been widely influenced by streetwear designs, making comfortable sweat suits and leggings suitable for casual looks that you can combine with your everyday clothes.  

Plus sizes

Every year around, 50 million Americans pledge to increase their physical activity and lose weight. Even so, obesity remains one of the biggest health issues in the US. Considering sportswear, plus-sized girls easily drop out of exercise when they see there are no suitable sports clothes they can wear. However, many popular brands like Nike, Puma, and ASOS are starting to make plus sized activewear, and it is becoming more and more wanted.

The cropped sports bra

There is nothing that goes better with high-waisted leggings than a cropped sports bra. This combination is the perfect women’s gym clothing. Sports bras keep your breasts tight so that they don’t get in the way when you exercise, while high-waisted leggings secure your stomach and back parts while giving you a slimming effect (especially if they are black colored). A cropped bra is more practical than regular T-shirts since it is made from special fabrics with moisture wicking properties to enable sweat to transfer from the inside to the outside of the garment. They are also good for combining with high-waisted jeans for an everyday outfit.  

Comfy and sustainable

All activewear has to be comfy and sustainable, and this is an everlasting trend. If you try a piece that doesn’t feel comfy, don’t buy it. Sportswear fabrics are made to be sustainable but how long they will last depends on how you take care of them. Most of all, you wouldn’t want your new gym pants to be ruined after just one exercise. In order to prevent this, always follow the cleaning instructions on the label. Sportswear is washed separately, in cold water. Different kinds of fabric require different washing treatment, but if you put your running shorts in cold water with some soap right after you finish your exercise, you’re doing the right thing.

Leading fashion trends in activewear follow the leading trends in physical activity. More and more, non-traditional sportswear retailers are putting in “active” lines of clothing. Runways are becoming more crowded with sporty outfits. It’s how you feel about your body that is behind these activewear trends. The real trend you should follow is leading a healthy and active lifestyle, while sports equipment is there just to help you.  

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