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A tracksuit is an article of clothing consisting of two parts: trousers and a jacket usually with front zipper. It was originally intended for use in sports, mainly for athletes to wear over competition clothing (such as running shirt and shorts or a swimsuit) and to take off before competition. In modern times, it has become commonly worn in other contexts. The tracksuit was one of the earliest uses of synthetic fibers in sportswear.

A modern tracksuit consisting of jacket (left) and trousers (right).

A descendant of the tracksuit, the shell suit, which arrived in the late 1980s, was popular with the hip hop and breakdancing scene of the era. They were manufactured from a mix of cellulose triacetate and polyester making them shiny on the outside, with distinctive combinations of colours.

Most tracksuits have a mesh interior which allows the user to wear them without any undergarment such as underwear. This is much like a bathing suit. Many people wear it for physical exercise sessions. A sauna suit is a specialized form of tracksuit made of a waterproof fabric such as coated nylon or PVC that is designed to make the wearer sweat profusely. Sauna suits are primarily used for temporary weight loss.

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The victory ceremony of the women's 4×100 metres freestyle relay at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan; winners are wearing tracksuits, 2015.
The Australian Olympic women's softball team at a welcome-home parade in Sydney, 2008

The tracksuit is also known as a warm-up suit, or "warmups" for short, as they are intended for athletes to keep their bodies warm before or after competition, and during breaks (especially important in cold weather). In almost all cases, sports teams will wear these garments using a fabric that matches their official team, school, or country colors. The bottoms of tracksuits are also known as sweatpants.

The invention of the tracksuit is understood to have happened in 1930s, however its big break came in the late 1960s when Adidas created their first piece of apparel. Tracksuits have come in and out of fashion over several decades. The period that featured tracksuits as sportswear that was acceptable to wear outside of the gym was the 1960s and 1970s. Tracksuits first became popular around 1975, made out of cotton, polyester, terry cloth, or a mix. In the late 1970s velour became popular, so much so that it became the most used form of fabric on a tracksuit. The trend of wearing athletic clothing continued into the early 1980s. Tracksuits were eventually replaced by shellsuits, which were made out of nylon, in the late 1980s. This trend was short-lived, lasting only a few years.

In the late 1990s, tracksuits made a comeback in mainstream fashion for both men and women. They returned to the fabrics of the 1970s, most notably polyester. The trend continued into the 2000s, where velour made a comeback, by the likes of Juicy Couture and other brands. This continued for most of the decade. Tracksuits briefly went out of fashion in the late 2000s, resurfacing in the 2010s with "athleisure" trends.

Beginning in the early-2000s, tracksuits have been associated with grime music in the UK and its related culture. This has led to the style of clothing being associated in the mainstream media with the country's gang culture, however grime musicians such as Stormzy have openly disassociated from them.

Since 2006, prominent fashion designers have been asked to design tracksuits for the athletes of various Olympic teams, usually all the athletes representing one country. For example, designer Ralph Lauren created the USA uniforms for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony. The sportswear company Adidas hired Stella McCartney to be the Creative Director for the 2012 GB Olympic Games (by Adidas)—the first time in the history of the games that a leading fashion designer has designed the apparel for a particular country’s team across all competitions for both the Olympic and the Paralympic Games.

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  5. Ma, Julie. "Celebrities Wearing Tracksuits". The Cut. Retrieved2018-06-26.
  6. Cheng, Andria. "The Athleisure Trend Isn't Taking A Rest". Forbes. Retrieved2018-06-26.
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Tracksuit Article Talk Language Watch Edit A tracksuit is an article of clothing consisting of two parts trousers and a jacket usually with front zipper It was originally intended for use in sports mainly for athletes to wear over competition clothing such as running shirt and shorts or a swimsuit and to take off before competition In modern times it has become commonly worn in other contexts The tracksuit was one of the earliest uses of synthetic fibers in sportswear 1 A modern tracksuit consisting of jacket left and trousers right A descendant of the tracksuit the shell suit which arrived in the late 1980s was popular with the hip hop and breakdancing scene of the era 2 They were manufactured from a mix of cellulose triacetate and polyester making them shiny on the outside with distinctive combinations of colours 3 Most tracksuits have a mesh interior which allows the user to wear them without any undergarment such as underwear This is much like a bathing suit Many people wear it for physical exercise sessions A sauna suit is a specialized form of tracksuit made of a waterproof fabric such as coated nylon or PVC that is designed to make the wearer sweat profusely Sauna suits are primarily used for temporary weight loss Contents 1 Other names 2 Fashion history 3 Gallery 4 See also 5 ReferencesOther names Edit The victory ceremony of the women s 4 100 metres freestyle relay at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan winners are wearing tracksuits 2015 The Australian Olympic women s softball team at a welcome home parade in Sydney 2008 The tracksuit is also known as a warm up suit or warmups for short as they are intended for athletes to keep their bodies warm before or after competition and during breaks especially important in cold weather In almost all cases sports teams will wear these garments using a fabric that matches their official team school or country colors The bottoms of tracksuits are also known as sweatpants Fashion history EditThe invention of the tracksuit is understood to have happened in 1930s however its big break came in the late 1960s when Adidas created their first piece of apparel 4 Tracksuits have come in and out of fashion over several decades The period that featured tracksuits as sportswear that was acceptable to wear outside of the gym was the 1960s and 1970s Tracksuits first became popular around 1975 made out of cotton polyester terry cloth or a mix In the late 1970s velour became popular so much so that it became the most used form of fabric on a tracksuit The trend of wearing athletic clothing continued into the early 1980s Tracksuits were eventually replaced by shellsuits which were made out of nylon in the late 1980s This trend was short lived lasting only a few years In the late 1990s tracksuits made a comeback in mainstream fashion for both men and women They returned to the fabrics of the 1970s most notably polyester The trend continued into the 2000s where velour made a comeback by the likes of Juicy Couture and other brands This continued for most of the decade Tracksuits briefly went out of fashion in the late 2000s resurfacing in the 2010s with athleisure trends 5 6 Beginning in the early 2000s tracksuits have been associated with grime music in the UK and its related culture This has led to the style of clothing being associated in the mainstream media with the country s gang culture however grime musicians such as Stormzy have openly disassociated from them 7 Since 2006 prominent fashion designers have been asked to design tracksuits for the athletes of various Olympic teams usually all the athletes representing one country For example designer Ralph Lauren created the USA uniforms for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony 8 The sportswear company Adidas hired Stella McCartney to be the Creative Director for the 2012 GB Olympic Games by Adidas the first time in the history of the games that a leading fashion designer has designed the apparel for a particular country s team across all competitions for both the Olympic and the Paralympic Games 9 Gallery Edit An example of a tracksuit used as fashionable casual wear Russian gymnast Viktoria Komova wearing a tracksuit Cerasela Patrascu during 2010 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships wears the Romanian flag colours on her tracksuit Panamanian runner Andrea Ferris wearing a tracksuit Shell suit jackets made of colorful nylon fabricSee also EditSauna suit Sweater Sweatpants AthleisureReferences EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Tracksuits Craik Jennifer 2005 Uniforms Exposed Dress Body Culture Oxford UK Berg Publishers p 171 ISBN 978 1 85973 804 7 History of The Shellsuit Iloveshellsuits com Retrieved 2012 10 06 Fitness Fashion History after 1960 Retrieved 2013 05 02 The Tracksuit Has Been Evolving For Almost a Century Vice Media March 18 2021 Retrieved August 8 2021 Ma Julie Celebrities Wearing Tracksuits The Cut Retrieved 2018 06 26 Cheng Andria The Athleisure Trend Isn t Taking A Rest Forbes Retrieved 2018 06 26 Amin Ruhi Parmar 31 January 2019 THE EVOLUTION OF TRACKSUITS HOW UK GRIME TRANSFORMED THE SPORTSWEAR CLASSIC Retrieved 26 September 2020 Olympics 2012 Ralph Lauren reveals U S team opening ceremony outfits Latimesblogs latimes com 2012 07 10 Retrieved 2014 03 23 Zoe Beaty 2012 03 22 Stella McCartney Unveils 2012 Olympics Kit Grazia Fashion Graziadaily co uk Retrieved 2014 03 23 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Tracksuit amp oldid 1061792336, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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