Living In My Sweats…

I kid you not!  Getting dressed up during this time of COVID is definitely getting to be a chore.  Comfort is the key word here and the more comfortable I am, the better I feel.

One of my favorite looks, when it comes to comfort, is the dependable sweatsuit. Nothing is more simple or feels better.   Sweats allow you to look put together while having that almost in your pajamas feel.
According to Wikipedia, the first pair of sweatpants was introduced in the 1920s by Émile Camuset, the founder of Le Coq Sportif. The fabric is a heavy knit often made in cotton or polyester and was initially made for athletes. Sweats had a resurgence in the 1980’s and became so common, among young people that  they were banned as too casual in some higher end establishments.

Paired with the sweatshirt hoodie, this comfortable attire can be sold as a set or paired up individually.  Hooded garments, according to Wikipedia, can be traced back to medieval times in Europe, as attire for monks. It became a popular item for wear for New York workers during the 1930’s, as they worked in cold warehouses. Fashion wise, it took off with the young culture in the 1970’s and went on to be very popular with the hip-hop culture.

In today’s fashion, sweat pants and tops, with or without a hoodie, are popular items, no matter what the age range, from young to old.  And, by the way, a sweat top without the hood is called a crew neck, which is also very popular.  I found this sweatsuit set online at Hanes and was fortunate enough to buy it on sale in my $25 and under range.  I chose black because, why not?  It goes with any color top I choose to wear which makes it great!

So, hopefully you have some of these comfortable items in your wardrobe and are getting your money’s worth during this time of casual living we are in.

 

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