Imagine if you had to work out in high heels and a floor length skirt. Um, no.
As functionless as it sounds, this was the going exercise garb in the early 1900s, way before spandex and wicking fabrics were the norm. And while the first sneakers were invented in the 1800s, they didn't truly trickle into the mainstream until the 1930s, after World War I, when the importance of fitness began to be emphasized.
We've come a long way since button-ups and bloomers. Check out Mode's video above to see the evolution of women's workout gear, then give your favorite sneaks a run for their money.
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