Sweat in style this year! From metallic fitness wear to laser cut sports bra, the gym apparel trends are worth taking a look at. Let’s get started!
11 Gym Apparel Trends
1. Full Sleeved Crop Tops
Ditch the sleeveless crop tops and go for the full sleeved crop tops this year. Yeah, it may sound tricky to wear a full-sleeved as you are already sweating. But thankfully this trend is just confined to crop tops and not other gym apparel like tank tops and tees or sports bra. (Imagine a full sleeved sports bra, lol)! Plus full sleeved crop tops will still be wearable next fall and winter, especially during those chilly morning jogs! Pair them with color blocked pants to rock the two major gym apparel trends. We’re seeing this trend in CrossFit apparels.
2. Sports Bra with Lasercut Patterns
Plain, printed and color blocked are some of the styles we’ve already seen in sports bras but the trend that is popping up this year laser cut sports bra. Laser cut on neckline, strap or at the back – all are trendy. We’re seeing both patterned and block-shaped laser cuts. So, go for it girls!
3. Metallic Gym Wear
The metallic gym apparel trend is so gorge! I’m loving this trend. Maybe its because the metallic trend in fitness wear gives me similar vibes as the ones I feel when going to a party and also the same excitement! From sports bra to tank tops to leggings, go for the metallic shades in your fave gym apparels like copper, gold, silver and even metallic blue.
4. Neon Colored Shoes
Neon outfits, neon nail paint and now neon shoes! Although the neon nail paint trend is completely outdated, the neon shoes are making waves in high-fashion sports brands. Neon colors like alloy orange, frostbite, green lizard, laser lemon, shocking pink (don’t they have cool names!) are a few colors that are dominating the shoe racks of sports brands.
5. Mesh Panels
While mesh leggings were the #1 trend in fitness clothing trends for 2017, this year we’re seeing mesh panels in almost all gym apparel categories. Especially, mesh panels on sports bra. V-shaped mesh panel on the neckline is the most popular trending thing. Leggings with mesh panels are still trendy, we’re especially loving chic ergonomic shaped panels that give a dynamic look.
6. Camo Print
From casual to party wear, camo print is all over and is a super trendy wardrobe thing for 2018! So why not in fitness wear? Lots of camo print sports bras, leggings and also matching sets are trending this year. If you want a change from the plain old gym apparels then camo prints are the best choice for you! Make heads turn in the gym and stop people from working out and just start looking at you! 😉
7. Mesh Tops
Both cropped and long mesh tops are trendy. Put on a sports bra and wear a mesh top to follow this trend. Go for either tiny or large mesh patterns as both are ruling the gym apparel trends. Mesh tops are also more breathable and hopefully, they’ll make you feel less sweaty. I’m loving the black mesh top by Adidas paired with a metallic sports bra and running shorts.
8. Logo Straps on Sports Bra
Time to show off your favorite designers! From Adidas to Calvin Klien, designers are loving their logos on the gym apparels and especially on the sports bra.
9. Color Blocking
The trend of color blocking is not fading away any soon! We saw this as one of the fitness trends last year, and it has made its mark even in 2018’s gym apparel trends. Color blocking is also helpful when you want to hide your problem areas! If you think metallic leggings are too much, then you can opt for metallic color blocking on them. Also, a trendy option is to match your color blocked leggings with a fitness hoodie!
So, these are the latest gym apparel trends. I’m loving the metallic fitness wear trend. Which one are you looking to adorn for your next fitness session? Do let us know by tweeting @shilpa1ahuja.
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Anusha Jain is a Staff Writer & SlubShop Manager at ShilpaAhuja.com. She has a diploma in Fashion Design from iNIFD and is originally from Andhra Pradesh. Before entering into the field of fashion, she got a Masters in Analytical Chemistry. Her love in fashion design, a passion in staying updated with the latest trends and zeal to do something creative paved her way to a career in fashion. Here, at Shilpaahuja.com, she works on bringing the latest in shopping ideas, fashion tips and beauty advice to SlubShop, the world’s first purely trend-based affiliate store. Accessories are her expertise. Her work on SlubShop involves bringing the latest runway trends to the masses, and designing the UI/UX to make it look innovative and fresh. She is also a fitness and dieting aficionado, writing about bringing the latest in the world of wellness and health. When she’s not writing she loves to travel, watch movies and also she is interested in photography, using herself as a muse. For feedback and questions, email [email protected] or connect with her on Twitter @Anushajain14.