While we’ve watched the 1990s slowly creep back into big box retail stores and into the feeds of Instagram fashion influencers, we didn’t see this one coming: bike shorts are back, baby.
Ah yes, the bicycle short. I wore the hell out of a bike short back in my day. If you didn’t wear a pair of bicycle shorts under a babydoll dress that was cinched back with a dress clip, were you even a 90’s baby?
Baby doll dresses, bike shorts, Doc Martins with white socks. We could be talking about my 11th grade look or we could be looking in the closet of my 13 year old. Regardless, bike shorts are super trendy in 2021 and I’m going to share with you some of my favorite bike short looks.
It should be noted: I’d never take my own fashion advice. I recently confessed that my “signature style” of boyfriend jeans and v-neck t-shirts has grown real tired. I feel and look like a mid-west soccer mom who exclusively shops at Walmart. No offense to mid-western soccer moms who shop exclusively at Walmart. It’s just not the look I want for myself. Anymore.
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Where to Buy Women’s Bicycle Shorts
How do I see myself wearing bike shorts? Well, for me in 2021, likely for exercise and maybe lounging around the house or doing housework. I also see myself covering said shorts with a nice, big, roomy t-shirt or a hoodie.
That is my comfort level. I’m all for you wearing bike shorts however you want to.
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How to Wear Bike Shorts in 2021?
There are a bunch of ways to wear bicycle shorts in 2021. Don’t be like me and feel like you can only wear bicycle shorts as exercise or loungewear. According to this article from In Style, bike shorts are definitely a look for every body of any age.
So will you welcome back this 90s bike short trend or would you rather looks like head-to-toe velour track suits and super low waisted flare jeans of the early aughts return?
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