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  • Athleisure is here to stay
  • Athleisure is here to stay
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Athleisure is here to stay

Now that athleisure is a bona fide style movement, you can fashionably leave your house in yoga pants. Whether we like it or not, this trend is here to stay, as Americans have gotten too comfortable in their socially acceptable sweats to give them up anytime soon.



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    Yoga products are worth $27 billion annually in the US. And while it's true that the number of people practising yoga – predominantly women – has increased by 20% in recent years, that doesn't explain why sales of yoga wear are up 87%. Are yoga pants set to become the next Levi's 901s?

  • Article image What's so bad about feeling sexy while you sweat?

    Women's fitness and wellness is an increasingly sexualised industry, characterised by an obsession with an enhanced physical appearance. But how do real women feel about the sexualisation of wellness? Could the allure of feeling sexy encourage more women to work out?

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    Yoga apparel brand lululemon has achieved record sales by employing a combination of scarcity marketing, fanatical sales teams and self-help teachings.