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Unitards: A Comeback You're Following?

Unitards: A Comeback You're Following?

Recently I have noticed a rather interesting trend at my gym: The Unitard. Yup, just like the days when Jane Fonda's Workout was queen, I have seen several unitards (being worn by some brave souls I may add) making their way onto the cardio equipment.

If you're loving the unitard look (pictured above), check out the one that American Apparel sells for $32.00.

What do you guys think -- Would you workout in a unitard?

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Girrly007 Girrly007 10 years
It reminds me back to my dance company days... though I don't have the body for it anymore, I would probably still wear it, though with an 80s inspired t-shirt with the neck cut off of it to show a little shoulder :) In all seriousness, I tend to like wearing spandex during my workouts simply because I don't have to worry about loose shorts bunching/riding up. But in no way am I wearing the thongs OVER the spandex shorts like in those horrid 80s workout videos. P.S. Did anyone see that skit with Drew Barrymore on SNL a few weeks back?! They even added in the VHS blurs that would happen when the tape would bunch up. Gotta love the 80s!
la_clique la_clique 10 years
Lord have mercy. Wasn't it bad enough in the 80's?
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 10 years
I would wear it in my home gym, but not in public. I think it'd be nice not to have any loose clothing or clothing that bunches up, rides up, or otherwise creates uncomfortable situations.
iffermay iffermay 10 years
Hey Butrfly4404 and Fit- Thanks for the info. I learned something today!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
3Sweeties 3Sweeties 10 years
lol Val!
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
finally, something that compliments by superhero cape. yeah, i'm rockin it.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
this is just so weeeird!
Fitness Fitness 10 years
iffermay, I am going to let Giggle handle explaining this one as she has already created a rather visual piece on the infamous camel toe. Enjoy!
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
iffermay -
iffermay iffermay 10 years
Hey, what is camel toe that people keep refering to?
kimretta kimretta 10 years
this gives me bad flashbacks to childhood dance recitals
chatnoir chatnoir 10 years
Everything old is new again. I taught aerobics for 22 years, so I owned my share of them (see the movie "Perfect"). Fitness fashion is a lot of times inspired by dancers, so it doesn't bother me that it's back. The gym is full of bad workout wear. 22 years of health clubs, I've seen some things and unitards aren't the tip of the iceberg. At least they keep most of your body covered so you're sweat isn't seeping all over the equipment. LOL
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
Wow. i had to wear those when I was performing as a modern dancer back in the day. My hope was that the choreography would keep me moving - really fast when I was onstage. Those things are just really unflattering. Seriously!!!!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
I'll wear unis for working out, but I think they run the risk of looking dorky outside exercising.
DStirk DStirk 10 years
HAhaha.... camel toe! SOOOO GROSS!
mmmmmm mmmmmm 10 years
I would never work out in a unitard but I do own a couple of American Apparel unitards like this one but I wear them to layer under tunics and dresses in the winter.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
Just say no to camel toe.... _________________________________________________________ Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
Tnkrbelli Tnkrbelli 10 years
I would try it out for a good laugh and then I'd probably tell myself to simma down now and I'd go jump in the pool to cool myself off.
Staceygirl Staceygirl 10 years
Oh goodness, those things should only been worn underneath loads of layers to keep warm in the winter.
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
I have a few unitards, but they are strictly for dance classes. I couldn't imagine wearing them in real life.
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
I would not wear one, don't want camel toe :(
vanyvrgs vanyvrgs 10 years
I saw 2 ladies at my gym wearing it but they were close to Jane Fonda's age and did not have Jane's body (so it was not to show off -- at least I hope not).... I hope it does not come back in. I am staying with my sweats, thank you very much.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
I would love to know who the two people are that are svelte enough to wear a damn unitard. One piece of clothing that stretches to cover your whole body...that's like saying "LOOK! LOOK AT ME!! LOOK AT EVERY DAMN FLAW ON MY BODY!!!!"
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