Cy­cling shorts pre­dicted to be next big trend

The Borneo Post - Nature and health - - Front Page -

Fash­ion fans take note -- bike shorts are mak­ing a come­back. Love them or loathe them, these skin-tight shorts look set to be one of the key wom­enswear pieces of 2019. Af­ter be­ing ban­ished for sev­eral decades, this iconic 1980s gar­ment looks set to land at all the ma­jor ready-to-wear brands from early next year, be­fore be­com­ing the star of the sum­mer, both at the beach and about town. Still don’t be­lieve us? Here’s a look at some of the ev­i­dence. Fash­ion icons are al­ready wear­ing them If you’re look­ing for some­one to blame for the bike shorts come­back, then Kim Kar­dashian is a good place to start. The star was snapped wear­ing cy­cling shorts all the way back in the first half of 2018 and, since then, she has rocked this sporty style on var­i­ous oc­ca­sions, whether with sneak­ers, heels or even thigh boots. A host of other celebri­ties quickly hopped on the trend, such as Kylie Jen­ner, Bella Ha­did, Emily Rata­jkowski and Chiara Fer­ragni. And with their mil­lions of so­cial me­dia fol­low­ers, these are in­flu­en­tial peo­ple when it comes to style. Ex­pect to see bike shorts make fur­ther head­way in the fash­ion scene from early next year. Star of the run­ways While Vir­gil Abloh’s Off-White la­bel was one of the first fash­ion houses to put cy­cling shorts in the spot­light, for spring/sum­mer 2018, the sporty thigh-hug­gers caused a sen­sa­tion at the re­cent Fash­ion Month, held in Septem­ber for the spring/sum­mer 2019 sea­son. Fash­ion houses such as Roberto Cavalli, Bluma­rine, Fendi, Prada and Fila all sent bike shorts down the run­way in var­i­ous colours and prints, and they weren’t the only ones. As with many trends, ready-to-wear brands will be quick to fol­low suit, rolling out cy­cling shorts to the masses. Win­ning combo of sports­wear and retro Fash­ion fre­quently takes in­spi­ra­tion from the wardrobes of the 1980s and 1990s -- and even more so lately. This goes some way to ex­plain why iconic gar­ments from these decades, such as cy­cling shorts, keep mak­ing come­backs. On top of that, the ma­jor sports­wear in­flu­ence cur­rently cours­ing through fash­ion -- lux­ury fash­ion in par­tic­u­lar -- strength­ens the case for bike shorts be­com­ing one of the star pieces of the spring/ sum­mer 2019 sea­son. It re­mains to be seen whether women will ac­tu­ally be will­ing to rock this un­ex­pected trend. It may seem more du­bi­ous than cut­ting-edge chic right now, but the case is cer­tainly com­pelling.– Re­laxnews

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