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How Sweat Pants and Leggings Became Business Attire

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jan 24, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 18:50

(Originally aired October 1,2018) Guest: Deirdre Clemente, Associate Professor of History at University of Nevada Las Vegas, director of Public History at UNLV. Author of Dress Casual: How College Students Redefined American Style. Sales of clothing in the US have been generally flat the last few years, but there’s one fashion category that’s booming. It’s called “athleisure” and it’s blurring the lines between the office and the gym. Men wearing slim-fitting joggers to work instead of slacks? That’s athleisure. Women dressing up a pair of yoga leggings with heels and a long sweater? Athleisure.