Stylish Ways to Work Out This Winter
Amelia Gregory is Junior Fashion Lead for SSEDITORIAL. She writes…
Looking good for the gym is a concept that is targeted towards young women. The interesting caveat on this concept is that when it comes to the gym, the beauty is all in the outfit. Looking stylish at the gym has to do with your atheisure and looking as neat as possible. Granted, this is a complete contrast to the purpose of attending the egym. You go to the gym to exercise, often pushing yourself to sweat otherwise you’ll feel like you’ve wasted your time.
The rise of Gymshark, Lululemon and others pushing for aesthetic gymwear has set the trend for fun and flattering style. However, recently the go-to sports bra and legging combination has been facing some competition. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, athleisurewear has been a trend that refuses to quit. Its prominence accentuates the transition between staying at home and returning to life as it once was. A mixture of streetwear, high fashion and athleisurewear has come to the surface within the world of activewear. Here is my definitive guide on how to work out with style this winter.
So, the unitard has been a trend running in fashion circles for a little while now. Even making its way into many day-to-day wardrobes, likely thanks to Kim Kardashian’s personal style. The unitard is a garment that I have always associated with sport. Particularly gymnastics, dance, and athletics, and here the unitard is reclaiming its rightful place within the realm of exercise. The unitard’s transition into high fashion this summer has ensured that the look is no longer confined to the gym. If you choose to don this look for your next workout you can truly elevate your gym outfit.
This trend is one that I see as a natural progression from the overwhelming popularity of cycling shorts in recent years. The cycling short trend was deeply inspired by the early 1990s fashion. Public figures such as Princess Diana rocked cycling shorts to the gym as well as unitards to the creche’s. This further proves that fashion trends can be revamped and recycled and that it was only a matter of time until unitards made their resurgence.
Tennis skirts have made a return to mainstream fashion in recent years with the preppy style taking over high-street fashion outlets. However, the trend is not limited to the preppy street style that we have seen all over social media in the past couple of years. It has also made a return in many athleisure brands such as Lululemon. My personal preference for this trend is to have less focus on the white pleated mini skirt. More attention should be centred around the more fitted skort-style tennis skirts as donned by Bella Hadid.
In a similar vein, tennis dresses are also making a massive come-back to the stylish scene and once again Bella Hadid is at the forefront of this athleisurewear trend wearing a similar style in Miami back in 2019.
Dior workout equipment
Dior recently teamed up with Technogym to create high fashion pieces of workout equipment. The equipment includes a treadmill, dumbbells, and an exercise ball. This collection would be sure to produce the most stylish home gym set up as well as a high-quality one.
The limited-edition collection features the iconic Christian Dior logo and comes in black and white for a cohesive and sleek design. The equipment is set to be released in January of 2022, so be sure to keep an eye out and act fast as they will only be available from Dior boutiques.
Amelia Gregory is Junior Fashion Lead for SSEDITORIAL. She writes on everything from sustainability to runway. She is our lead contributor for red carpet reviews, so keep an eye out for her latest 'Best Dressed' list. Find her on Instagram: @milly_gregory