When Princess Diana stepped out in cycling shorts and an oversized sweatshirt, the former was thought of as some newly-acquired fashion. Still, as Instagram accounts dedicated to her tell us, the fashion-forward royal continued to make street style runs in them. Cycling shorts or bike shorts are a major trend today, worn by some of the leading Bollywood celebs. A trend that has made it to not only their gym and airport looks but also their going-out attires. And it’s not just Bollywood. From what we see, Kim Kardashian, Hailey Beiber, and the Hadid sisters are huge fans too.
With summer here in full swing, you can definitely ditch those leggings and make a beeline for this experimental take, another example of a major fashion revival from the 80s and the 90s.
How to get the bike shorts look right a la Bollywood stars? We will tell you!
A monochrome look is definitely a hit with Bollywood’s fashion girls, even if the look in discussion is one to the gym. Take notes from Malaika Arora who pairs her sports bra with bike shorts for some effortless dressing.
In the same vein, Alaya F gave us an indoor quarantine workout look featuring, you guessed it, cycling shorts. It’s one that you too can emulate–pair yours with a sporty bralette to round up your workout gear perfectly.
When speaking of bike shorts, we can’t miss Jacqueline Fernandez’s fuss-free gym look. Looking to get that at-home workout look just right before you begin with your strenuous fitness regime? We, for one, are ready to copy+paste the Bollywood actor’s look to a T. How about you?
Another gym look courtesy Bollywood! This one seen on Janhvi Kapoor features metallic cycling shorts that, frankly, are super cool and will team well with just about any other activewear offering.
Moving a bit ahead of the activewear curve was Deepika Padukone’s airport look from last year. A logo sweatshirt and bike shorts, both in black, paired with white sneakers and some accessories for the win—what’s not to love!
A casual bike shorts look, but layer it! Priyanka Chopra’s outdoorsy outfit from the days gone by is a winning example of getting summer layering done right. And don’t you miss out on that uber-cool fedora!
If you have been planning to take your cycling shorts aesthetic to a whole new level i.e wearing it out to a party or a gathering, we suggest looking at one already tried by the OG style diva Sonam Kapoor. Worn with a blazer on top, Sonam’s all-black look featuring the trending cycling shorts is one that is not for the fainthearted.
Out of all these bike shorts looks from Bollywood, which one is it going to be for you?
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