Did Princess Diana Start the Cycling Shorts Trend Kim Kardashian Loves?

Check out stars are wearing bike shorts now!

By Alanah Joseph May 31, 2018 10:35 PMTags
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Did Kim Kardashian take a style note from Princess Diana's book?

Before It Girls like Hailey Baldwin and Bella Hadid were born and Keeping Up With the Kardashians was on air, athleisure was making its way to the forefront of off-duty style, thanks to British royalty. Princess Diana was spotted on a number of occasions wearing athletic wear while out and about, mainly sporting oversized sweatshirts, cycling shorts and sneakers. 

Looks familiar, right? Although the photo of the royal wearing a Virgin Atlantic crewneck sweater, white bike shorts and dad sneakers (a recent term for the '80s style) was taken in 1995, this ensemble is back in the limelight and growing as athleisure and trends from the '80s and '90s continue to dominate street style.

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Now, you can spot Princess Diana's much-loved cycling shorts on celebs like the Kardashian sisters and supermodels, as well as the runway where Off-White creative director Virgil Abloh and Fenty designer Rihanna have added the style to their respective collections. 

Do you love it or hate it? Check out how Hollywood's stars are interpreting the trend below!

Kim Kardashian

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star may not have invented the cycling shorts trend, but she's partially responsible for bringing the trend back into style. Most frequently, she wears them with crop tops and oversized jackets, as seen above.

Teyana Taylor

The Teyana & Iman star and celebrity dancer demonstrates the appeal of the form-fitting look on a toned physique.

Bella Hadid

Oh la la! The supermodel elevates the athleisure style, adding slingback heels, a black and white jacket and a buret.

Kourtney Kardashian

The wellness guru settles for an oversized T-shirt, cycling shorts, boots and a Louis Vuitton backpack.

Kylie Jenner

The youngest Kardashian keeps it simple with a black crop top and sneakers.

Hailey Baldwin

This model is keeping her casual look sporty with a turtleneck sweater, large hoops and white sneakers.

Khloe Kardashian

The new mom takes her athleisure to an event, wearing it with an oversized blazer and fishnet tights.

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