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40 Examples of Dressed-Up Sportswear

From Couture Backpacker Editorials to Sporty Tribal Fashion

— June 20, 2013 — Luxury
Fashion brands like Fendi and DKNY's 2014 summer resort collections feature dressed-up sportswear inspired by athletic garments. By nature, athletic wear is highly functional, breathable and designed for mobility, lending its wearer a chic and easy style. There are many interpretations of fashionable athletic wear, however, designers are taking these garments away from their origins on the sports fields and courts with embellishments like prints, sequins and patterns.

This is evident in editorials that show models outfitted in glamorous looks that would make activities like backpacking, horseback riding and surfing impossible because they are outfitted with so many accessories. Designs that turn sportswear into couture glamourously emulate athletic sports without actually having to partake in any of the sweat-inducing activities.
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Ski-Masked Streetwear
Ski-Masked Streetwear
The Umit Benan Fall/Winter 2013 Collection is Worn by Graffiti Artists
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Urban Equestrian Apparel
Urban Equestrian Apparel
The Phenomenon Fall/Winter 2012 Nostalgia Collection is a Diverse Find
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Luxe Locker Room Pictorials
Luxe Locker Room Pictorials
The Malthe Lund Madsen for Dansk Magazine Editorial is Sporty Chic
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Sophisticated Mosaic-Like Fashion
Sophisticated Mosaic-Like Fashion
The Fendi Resort 2014 Collection Mixes Class with Sportiness
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International Sportswear Collaborations
International Sportswear Collaborations
Hummel's Autumn 2012 Line is by Japanese Designers
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Sporty High-End Menswear
Sporty High-End Menswear
The adidas SLVR 2013 Spring/Summer Collection Elevates Sportswear
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Industrial Sportswear Shoots
Industrial Sportswear Shoots
Christian Anwander Uses Factory Props for His Latest Editorial
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Couture Backpacker Editorials
Couture Backpacker Editorials
The Chris Petersen GQ Style Germany Editorial is Chic and Sporty
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Mixed Textile Sportswear
Mixed Textile Sportswear
The Christopher Shannon Fall/Winter 2012 Line is a Material Mash-Up
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Sporty Suit Catwalks
Sporty Suit Catwalks
The Siki Im Fall/Winter 2012 Line is Luxuriously Casual
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Equestrian-Inspired Resort Wear
Equestrian-Inspired Resort Wear
The DKNY Resort 2014 Collection Dresses Up Sportswear for Night
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Feminine Equestrian Fashion
Feminine Equestrian Fashion
The ELLE Serbia 'Patoralna Simfonija' Editorial is Free-Spirited
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Luxe Minimalism Menswear
Luxe Minimalism Menswear
The Joanna Startek Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook is Sportswear-Inspired
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Boxy Sportswear Catalogs
Boxy Sportswear Catalogs
The Spon Diogo Spring 2013 is Grunge-Inspired
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Airborne Sportswear Catalogs
Airborne Sportswear Catalogs
The Studio Laend Phuengkit Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook is Eclectic
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Eloquent Equestrian Editorials
Eloquent Equestrian Editorials
The 'Go West' Feature for Bon Magazine Boasts Countryside Fashion
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Fashionable Sportswear Blogs
Fashionable Sportswear Blogs
The Nike Found Tumblr Reveals a Different Side to Workout-Ready Gear
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Minimalist Couple Catalogs
Minimalist Couple Catalogs
The Hien Le Spring/Summer 2013 Collection Highlights Clean Lines
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Illusion-Inducing Catwalks
Illusion-Inducing Catwalks
The JW Anderson Fall/Winter 2012 Offers Snowbound Geometrics
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Haute Hobby Shoots
Haute Hobby Shoots
The Gerard Freidl Technikart Editorial Features Couture Sportswear
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Sporty Cyborg Couture
Sporty Cyborg Couture
The Junya Wantanabe Spring 2013 Collection Boats Eccentric Prints
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Vivaciously Voluminous Sportswear
Vivaciously Voluminous Sportswear
The Elle France November 2012 Issue Features Pumped-Up Fashion
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Edgy Equestrian Fashion
Edgy Equestrian Fashion
The Marie Claire Latin America March 2013 Editorial Stars Kara Erwin
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Youthful Minimalism Catalogs
Youthful Minimalism Catalogs
The Dion Lee Line II Autumn/Winter 2013 Lookbook is Sophisticated
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Couture Surf-Inspired Shoots
Couture Surf-Inspired Shoots
The 'Surf Report' Vogue Australia Editorial is Sporty
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Sporty Tribal Fashion
Sporty Tribal Fashion
The Vogue Japan 'Waves in Motion' Editorial Stars Magdalena Langrova
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Runway-Ready Athletic Wear
Runway-Ready Athletic Wear
The 'Training Day' Marie Claire Editorial is Sporty-Chic
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Symmetrically Sliced Clothing
Symmetrically Sliced Clothing
The Alexander Wang Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection
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Countryside Equestrian Captures
Countryside Equestrian Captures
The Marie Claire Spain October 2012 Issue Captures Laid Back Style
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Sporty Tribal Fashion
Sporty Tribal Fashion
The Dujour Magazine Summer 2013 Editorial Stars Jacquelyn Jablonski
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Illusionary Sportswear Ads
Illusionary Sportswear Ads
The Insight Autumn 2013 Campaign is Inspired by Surrealism
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Torso-Revealing Runways
Torso-Revealing Runways
The Spring/Summer 2014 Collection by Astrid Andersen is Revealing
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Cyborg Equestrian Catwalks
Cyborg Equestrian Catwalks
The Ohne Titel A/W 12/13 Collection is Future-Friendly
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Sweaty Sportswear Editorials
Sweaty Sportswear Editorials
The Josephine Skriver Dansk SS 2012 Shoot is Stylish for the Gym
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Chic Sequined Sportswear
Chic Sequined Sportswear
The House of Laurel SS 2012 Collection Boasts Haute "Athletenique" Wear
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Sultry Sports Photography
Sultry Sports Photography
Photographer Cecilia Austin Captures Alluring Athleticism
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Sporty Raver Editorials
Sporty Raver Editorials
Karlie Kloss is a High Energy Enigma in the Vogue Paris March 2012 Shoot
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