’90s Revival: The Bike Shorts Trend Is Athleisure At Its Best

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No longer just for cyclists, the humble lycra shorts are staging a comeback

A 90s style staple loved by the late Princess Diana, the bike shorts trend has seen a sudden revival thanks to designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Dion Lee and Off-White who sent models dressed in the spandex bottoms down their spring/summer 18 runways, and celebrities like Kim Kardashian West, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski who have all been seen rocking the polarising trend.

While bike shorts might seem like solely gym attire, this season the trend is all about mixing sport with high fashion. For a look that will take you to after-work drinks rather than Spin Class, try teaming a pair of neutral coloured bike shorts with a blazer or crisp shirt and a pair of heels. The key to bike shorts that actually look good is finding the perfect fit with a high-rise waist and mid-thigh length. Whether you love it or hate it, the athleisure trend isn’t going anywhere soon so you may as well dig out those bikes shorts and channel your inner Kim K.

Bike shorts trend

YEEZY Season 5 Bike Shorts, Farfetch.com

Bike shorts trend

Versace Logo-Print Performance Cycling Shorts, MatchesFashion.com