Anecdotally speaking, when you work in the fashion industry, you fall into one of two categories: You either love tracksuits or think by wearing one, you've given up on life. I am in the former category—I have always had an affinity for sportswear. It's not that I'm especially sporty (netball in Y6 was probably my athletic peak), but I like how comfortable it is and when worn right how smart it can look.
I spent months hunting down a pair of classic Adidas tracksuit trousers on eBay and wear a specific pair of Ganni trackies all the time. You could say I'm a tracksuit aficionado. Today, luxury sportswear is everywhere, thanks to the explosion of athleisure. While the aforementioned trend has moved away from yoga leggings paired with oversize hoodies à la Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner, the tracksuit is here to stay.
There are, however, a few notes that are worth considering when going for this trend. Firstly, if you love the look of a hoodie and matching track pants, then ensure it comes in muted colours, as this is a great way to ensure it looks the most expensive, even when it's from the high street.
Now, there is an exception to that rule, and that's if it's an Adidas Originals tracksuit, which I think you can get away with in any colour you like. That said, if all of the above is making you recoil in horror, then perhaps I can persuade you with just a pair of tracksuit trousers? (You can opt for one of the smarter-looking pairs that come with a seam down the front or a tapered leg). Want to know more? Keep scrolling for everything you need to know about the best tracksuit brands for women right now…
Monikh wearing a pale-yellow tracksuit from Les Tien.
Les Tien Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt (£275)
Les Tien Cotton-Jersey Track Pants (£185)
Erica Boldrin in the super-popular sage-green Frankie Shop tracksuit.
Frankie Shop Vanessa Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt (£135)
Mytheresa Vanessa Cotton Trackpants (£0)
Jeanette Madsen and a friend wearing matchy-matchy grey sweats from 7 Days Active.
7 Days Active Monday Organic Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt (£100)
7 Days Active Monday Logo-Print Cotton-Jersey Jogging Bottoms (£100)
Chloe wearing a pale yellow tracksuit from Iets Frans…
Iets Frans... Unisex Buttermilk Sweatshirt (55)
Iets Frans... Unisex Buttermilk Joggers (49)
Hannah Lewis in a light grey set from Adanola.
Adanola Essential Hoodie (£50)
Adanola Essential Sweatshirt - Stone Grey (£45)
Amira wearing a cream tracksuit from ASOS.
Asos Design Tracksuit Hoodie and Slim Joggers (£32)
Tanice wearing a new-in hoodie and joggers from Ganni.
Ganni Software Recycled Cotton-Blend Hooded Sweatshirt (£145)
Ganni Software Recycled Cotton-Blend Track Pants (£125)
Lesley wearing a 3-striped Adidas set.
Adidas Originals Relaxed Risqué Long Sleeve Top in Black (£30)
Adidas Originals Relaxed Risqué Velour Zip Through Hoodie in Black (£55)
Claire Wakeman in a cropped sweat and joggers from Zara.
Zara Cropped Sweatshirt (£12)
Zara Plush Jersey Cargo Trousers (£20)
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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.
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