Still deciding on those bike shorts? These ladies have got it all figured out | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

We all know trends come and go; and some trends are just plain tricky. What were once meant only for cyclists (who wore them with suspenders to keep them in place), have made their way to mainstream fashion. They became a wardrobe staple in the ’80s, a decade obsessed with aerobics, and were resurrected in the ’90s as a piece one would wear under dresses or oversized shirts. Currently, designers are finding new (and cool) ways to reinvent them. If you’re still unimpressed, perhaps these girls can show you just how those bike shirts can work well for you.


#1 Dainty touches can turn this piece from sporty to “pretty.”

#2 If you’re looking for more coverage, just DIY your old tight jeans. They’ll look like bike shorts without exactly hugging you in all the wrong places.


#3 Worried you’ll look like you’re heading to spin class instead of a night out? Heels and an oversized leather jacket should do the trick. And if you’d prefer to cover your bum, try a wraparound skirt that still shows off those legs.


#4 Perhaps the grocery would be a good place to start if you require a test run? Adding a blazer says you mean business – running errands is no easy feat.

#5 Go big or go home. Grab that oversized denim jacket and slip on those socks for an ’80s-inspired look.


#6 Don’t fret as athleisure is all the rage these days. All you need is a cropped sweater (abs, unfortunately, not included.)


#7 A roomy shirt + a cinched waist and you’re good to go.


#8 If you still need a bit of a nudge, check out this fashion director’s sartorial style. You’d be acing this tricky trend in no time.

Cover image of Christine Centenera from


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