Brit Brit and Paris Hilton made velour tracksuits the fashion trend du jour back in the day when The Simple Life was the hot reality show. Our style has matured, as have these celebs, but we seem to be having a style relapse. Whether you consider these tracksuits tacky or tasteful, they’re making a comeback.
The Juicy Couture tracksuit that we came to know as our airplane uniform is resurfacing this month at Bloomingdale’s! They’re introducing 4 colors — pitch black, golden camel, dragonfruit and whisper pink. Why bring them back, one may ask? Frank Dorof, Bloomingdale’s vice chairman, told WWD, "Current fashion trends are about elevating casual sportswear, and velour is velvet’s casual antidote."
The founders of Juicy Couture sold the brand and closed their boutiques back in 2014, but these tracksuits keep popping up on re-sale sites like Ebay. Bloomingdale’s is hoping to re-boost the popularity of the Juicy Couture tracksuits, pricing the July collection of a slim-fitted hoodie or a stand-collar jacket for $108 and slim fit or flare-legged pants for $88. P.S. they even have a kid’s section so you and your mini-me can match!
If you have no interest in sporting the tracksuits but dig the comfort of these glorified sweatsuits, here are some other options:
4. Calvin Klein