All-in-one styles are returning (Picture: Free People/ASOS/& Other Stories)
Unitards are back in a big way.
Our WFH lifestyles have made us grow fond of comfortable, no-hassle outfits and now it looks like the trend is moving over to the fitness side of things, too.
Of course, unitards are nothing new. They’re perhaps best-known in the world of ballet – but also rose in popularity in the 80s thanks to home workout videos.
It’s hardly a surprise that the spotlight is on activewear, as people have been turning to home workouts to keep themselves busy (and moving) during lockdown. So it’s easy to see why the retro garment is becoming a favourable choice.
Unitards are perfect for lounging around the house, but are also ideal for exercise, as everything stays in one place – plus you don’t have to worry about matching your leggings to your top.
Their super stretchy nature also makes them great for yoga and pilates – or if you’re teaching yourself to do a headstand this lockdown.
The are great for stretching and moving (Picture: ASOS)
And the good news is that the high street is already bursting with brilliant options. Brands such as & Other Stories, Free People, ASOS and Selfridges all have their own unique offerings – with something to suit every taste.
There are more traditional black pieces – reminiscent of those worn by dancers – or more vibrant colours, along with more patterned options (if you want to give the ultimate nod to 80s fitness queens).
Not to mention you can get them in a full-length style, which stretches right down to your angle, or the shorter variety that cuts off mid thigh.
There’s also no reason why unitards have to be limited to loungewear and workout sessions – simply throw a jumper or a jacket over the top and wear them on your daily walk out the house.
Here are some of our favourites on the high street:
Simple yet effective (Picture: & Other Stories)
A khaki option (Picture: Free People)
Go green (Picture: Selfridges)
A splash of purple (Picture: ASOS)
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