Bike shorts — yes, bike shorts — are having a major fashion moment. And we can attribute their elevation to three specific reasons: comfort, catwalk
, and Kim Kardashian
. Sure we're not planning to take up cycling anytime soon, but we are really digging this abbreviated version of the yoga pant. Scroll on to learn the history of bike short fashion, exactly why
you should consider adopting this unusual trend, and where to get your very own pair. (Photos via Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank, BG002/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images, Randy Brooke/WireImage, and Pierre Suu/Getty)
Full Fashion Statement: We spotted the spandex style statement on fam fave TV show Full House circa 1987. DJ Tanner's bestie Kimmy Gibbler regularly sported some wild lewks that included neon everything, scrunchies galore, and — you guessed it — bike shorts. (Photo via ABC Photo Archives)
Saved by the Bike Short: Around the same time as Kimmy's foray in cycling style, we saw the same trend emerge at Bayside High. Saved by the Bell's Lisa Turtle was often spotted rocking spandex around campus and *even* as a layering piece. (Photo via NBC)
Spandex Catwalk: After vanishing from the fashion scene for 20-plus years, bike shorts re-emerged last fall at New York Fashion Week's Kith Sport Runway show. (Photo via Randy Brooke/WireImage)
Shorts Story: Leave it to a Hadid to make these babies high fashion. We 100 percent recommend adopting Bella's killer French girl meets Tour De France style. (Photo via Pierre Suu/Getty)
Kim Kardashian continued her foray into bike short fashion when she debuted her rosy locks with an all-silver everything 'fit. This spandex look has been a longtime fave of this Kardashian, whose hubs’ fashion line, Yeezy
, features the style. Keep scrolling to shop the look! (Photo via
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