What's Trending in Ladies' Leisurewear for 2021: This Year's Top Must-Have Fashion Styles and Closet Staples

Leisurewear has become more commonplace as a daytime look during the past year. As people spent more time at home, the need for restricting clothes such as jeans went out the window and more comfortable clothing took its place. 

This fashion trend also goes by "athleisure" and the market size is estimated to value $257.1 billion by 2026. This trend shows the evolution of sports and casual wear, making functional pieces fashionable, and making fashionable pieces have function. 

Leisurewear for ladies blurs the line between leisure and activewear. The staples of leisurewear include basics, such as yoga pants, leggings, sports bras, tank tops, and hoodies, but you're not sacrificing style for comfort. 

If you're looking for new items to add to your wardrobe, look no further. We're breaking down the categories of leisurewear so you can figure out what to wear this upcoming year. 


Leggings and tights never go out of fashion and continue to be closet staples. They're incredibly versatile and can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. 

Wear a pair of black leggings around the house with a loose sweater, but if you have a lunch date to go to, swap the sweater for a lightweight dress. No matter the season, there's a dress to pair with leggings: sweater, summer, or floral. You can be comfortable while also being stylish.  

The great thing about leggings is they no longer come in only solid colors. Leggings can be found in a variety of patterns, letting you express your personality and show some flair. If you're headed out for a quick run but have some errands to do after, you can still look cute while wearing functional clothing. 

Evolve Fit Wear offers a selection of leggings that will work with anyone's personal style. Choose from a patterned star or animal print leggings and pair with an oversized tee. If you really want to make a statement, check out their metallic leggings that come in a variety of colors. 

Hitting the 2021 fashion scene this year are flared leggings. As '90s trends come back strong, flared pants, in general, are part of that comeback. If flared jeans are your thing, check out some super flared yoga pants to wear to your next barre class. 

Whether you're hanging out at home or need to head out of the house, leggings are a perfect choice for styling an outfit. They're not leaving the women's fashion scene anytime soon, so stock up on your favorites. 


Tie-dye leisurewear will be all the rage in 2021. It started gaining popularity in 2020 and doesn't appear to be slowing down in this new year. There's nothing better to shake you out of the winter doldrums than bright clothes covered in tie-dye swirls. 

That doesn't mean you need to dress completely in a tie-dye patterned outfit to create a cohesive look. Pair a comfy tie-dyed sweater or hoodie with a neutral-colored legging or jogger. If you want to make a statement, add in some bold jewelry. 

Some jewelry ideas for tie-dye are layered gold or silver necklaces or some chunky hoops. Adding in polished elements will dress up your outfit and make it a bit more than leisurewear. To really add some sophistication, pair tie-dye joggers with a satin blazer and heels. 

Another outfit idea is a tie-dyed long-sleeved top or tee paired with shorts or knit pants. This look is perfect for when you're spending time at home or need to run a few errands. Throwing in a pair of tie-dyed socks will add an unexpected element to your look. 

Unitards and Jumpsuits 

Jumpsuits can't get any easier when styling an outfit. Your top and bottom pieces are built into one article of clothing, make it a snap when figuring out what to wear for the day. They're the more sophisticated cousins of the retro house dress. 

There is a jumpsuit for any occasion and is a comfortable way to dress for work, a night out, or a weekend getaway. While some jumpsuits are sleeveless, you can wear a long-sleeved shirt underneath or a jean jacket if it's chilly outside. 

A unitard is more form-fitting than a jumpsuit but not any less comfortable. It combines the comfiness of wearing leggings with the ease of putting on a jumpsuit. The stretchy materials make it perfect for wearing to an outdoor activity or when you head to the farmer's market. 

While you can wear a unitard all on its own, consider pairing it with a pair of boots or an oversized button-down shirt. If you're heading to brunch after taking a brisk walk, those are two perfect things to add to your unitard to elevate the look. 

Cut-Out Deta

The trend of cutting out sections of clothing is less about unexpectedly showing off parts of your skin this year and more about replicating geometric lines from the runway. Leisurewear will be incorporating a lot of crisscross and asymmetrical details.

Ballet-inspired tops are perfect for you to wear to your barre or yoga classes. Tops incorporate tie details while cutting out small sections on the sides of the shirt. They're elegant while adding an interesting element. 

Unitards are embracing this trend as well. Some unitards incorporate a cut-out on the back or front of the outfit, showing a little skin without being overly revealing. 

Add Leisurewear to Your 2021 Fashion Vocabulary

Dressing for comfort isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Leisurewear can be dressed up or down, depending upon what the occasion calls for. You won't have to worry about changing your entire outfit if you're headed out with friends after running errands. 

Easily pair your leisurewear with different articles of clothing to change your look. With its endless versatility, you'll be filling your closet with leisurewear pieces. 

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