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Saturday, June 03, 2017

Definitions for athleisure

  1. a style of clothing worn as athletic apparel but also suitable for casual, everyday wear: Athleisure looks great whether you're working out or just running errands.

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Citations for athleisure
Today, Lululemon apparel, with its tiny, stylized a logo, is ever-present on the sidelines of soccer games, in carpool lines, at coffee shops, and on airplanes. The pants and tops spawned a raft of imitators, including some of the biggest names in athletic apparel, as well as a new term--athleisure--for the style of clothing that seems fit for the gym, but is worn many places besides. Jason Kelly, Sweat Equity: Inside the New Economy of Mind and Body, 2016
Since athleisure reflects a lifestyle shift, it is unlikely it will disappear soon, despite the market being over-stretched. , "The Athleisure Trend Is Here to Stay," Forbes, October 6, 2016
Origin of athleisure
1975-1980
Athleisure is first recorded in the 1970s and is a portmanteau of athletics and leisure.
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