The Evolution of the Tracksuit
A fun staple of any girl’s wardrobe, the tracksuit has made a fashion appearance nearly every decade since the 1970s. To celebrate the latest rebirth of the tracksuit, we’re remembering it through all the stages of its evolution, from the very first tracksuits sported by Olympic athletes to the velour gowns on today’s runways.
Primarily worn by athletes prior to this decade, the tracksuit gains popularity when it’s featured in several major Hollywood films. Demonstrating that fitness and style can go together, the tracksuit is favored by recreational joggers and Kung Fu pros alike.
From break-dancers to b-boys, tracksuits are quickly adopted by the hip-hop scene in the 1980s. Popular rap artists create some of the most iconic tracksuit looks, matching polyester track jackets and pants, then mixing in accessories and sneakers.
As the 90s roll around, tracksuits start to transition from shiny fabrics to softer materials like velour. Pop stars begin to adopt the tracksuit look from hip-hop artists, which gives it a huge boost in popularity as it surges into the mainstream.
The tracksuit rises to icon status in the 2000s as pop stars don Juicy Couture. The velour track jacket and track pants are seen everywhere, becoming the look of the decade.
Juicy Couture makes a runway resurgence at Fall/Winter 2018 New York Fashion Week. Inspired by the presentation’s vintage location, Creative Director Jamie Mizrahi tweaks Juicy’s luxurious-yet-playful style with nostalgic ’60s, ’70s and ’80s elements.
Track is Back
Depending on how you wear it, the tracksuit can be right for any occasion. Juicy Couture’s tracksuits are the ultimate in playful, comfortable chic.
Start styling your favorite tracksuit pieces today.
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