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7 Places Activewear Should Never Go

7 Places Activewear Should Never Go

IMAGE: Kevin Schmitz

There is no denying that athletic wear has found a place in fashion. It has become more and more acceptable to rock Lulus regardless of your day's activities... or lack there of. People are now getting away with yoga pants in the office or sports bras as fashion pieces. Following this outbreak of fitness fashion, Skit Box, a girl’s comedy group out of Sydney, Australia absolutely nailed the trend with their video called “Activewear”. In the video they accurately mock the perceived versatility of a pair of yoga pants and a fitness top. 

Inspired by Skit Box, we've created our own list of places you should never be seen in activewear. Read on then watch the video below.

1. Funerals
Just because your typical black slacks from your granddad’s funeral in 2005 are a little tighter than you expected doesn’t give you the opportunity to slip on black spandex. People will notice and it won’t be good. Death is an (awfully unfortunate) distraction from fashion but while some may not acknowledge your clothing choice, those who spot the little silver emblem on your ankle will not be impressed.  

2. Drinking
Unless you just finished a marathon and are drinking champagne from the bottle while celebrating with your fellow runners, downing booze in a cute little yoga outfit does little to convince people of athleticism. Like all of these no-no’s, exceptions certainly exist, but generally boozing and fitness wear isn’t fooling anyone. And no, beer olympics don’t count as an athletic endeavour!

3. Smoking
As depicted in the video, a full fitness ensemble does little to make up for the rather unhealthy appearance of an individual smoking—even if you're doing lunges while raising the cancer stick to your mouth.

4. Ice Cream Shop
Now you're just making people feel bad. This one, surprisingly, has more to do with the welfare of those around you than for your own fashion mishap. Seeing you eat a cone in activewear gives the impression that your ice cream is a reward for a good workout. If it is, fine. If you just threw on yoga pants to go get a sundae, not okay. The people around you just end up feeling unnecessarily guilty for their exercise-free indulgence.

5. Job Interview
Any potential manager will be thrilled to hire an active, energetic individual. There is no doubt that people who exercise regularly and prioritize fitness in their lives tend to be engaged, focused and successful. However, there is no reason to prove that honourable characteristic through your choice of apparel. Unless you are applying to be a yoga instructor, fitness coach or other such position, leave the leggings at home and step up to a potential job opportunity with poise and appropriate fashion choices.

6. Concert
Unless your bike shorts and sports bra are an homage to the band's '90s dance music roots, maybe just wear jeans and a t-shirt to a concert. It doesn't matter how hard you plan to dance, active wear looks silly surrounded by band tees.

7. Date
Are you rock climbing, doing a yoga class or going for a run on your date? If not, leave the yoga pants at home. While they may make your bum look the best out of all your pants, they're just not appropriate for dinner and a movie!

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