Throwback Thursday: The Late-’80s Leotard
The leotard: synonymous with Jazzercise, step aerobics and the Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship. It was the workout uniform for over a decade (bonus points if you wore one with pantyhose) until replaced by a surge of advancements in activewear design and technology, and, you know, clothes that looked good on more than just one body type.
Thanks for the memories, wistful-looking ladies. We hereby close our 1987 spring catalog and lay workout leotards back to rest—right alongside Hypercolor shirts, Baja hoodies and stirrup pants.
— Jeff Powell