Did Kim Kardashian Make Cycling Shorts Popular, Or Is She Simply Recycling Princess Diana's Fashion Trend?

Date June 6, 2018

Summer is here again, and every one who's worth their name in the fashion world is making their wardrobe fit with the season.

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The athleisure trend

The Hadid sisters, Kardashian sisters, and every fashionable it girl has been seen spoting fewer clothing items. And the one look that they have duplicated is the athleisure trend: cycling shorts. 


With a variety of styling options, we have seen cycling shorts dressed up by Gigi Hadid and Khloe Kardashian.

Princess Diana did it first

Kim chose to style hers more casually, and Kourtney was somewhere between chic and dressed down with her oversized t-shirt and pointy toe boots.

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However, none of these super stylish ladies holds a candle to the original queen of the athleisure trend, Princess Diana. The royal is credited for starting the trend in the 90s.

Blast from the past

There is, in fact, a picture of Princess Di wearing an oversized Virgin Artlantic sweater on cycling shorts. She paired the look with dad sneakers and an oversized tote.

The picture, taken in 1995, looks right at home in 2018, as more and more trends from the 80s and 90s are making their comebacks.

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