'Athleisure' Wear: Athletic Clothing Becomes Trendy

New fashion trend spurs increase in sales of exercise clothing for use as casual wear.
1:43 | 08/22/14

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Okay, so Americans may not be working out, but it seems we want to dress as if we're doing that and nick watt takes a look at this phenomenon. Reporter: The fabric of this country is changing. It's now stretchy. I wouldn't be able to do this or this. Reporter: And those pants -- You know what I'm saying, nick? Reporter: This is note at leisure clothing began with the yoga pant. Do you wear them in your Normal life too? Occasionally. To run errands. Reporter: Which means all the time. Yes. Reporter: Denim has been the go to in the staple when it comes to everyday wear but yoga pants have taken over. Reporter: Comfortable. You can dress them up. Dress them down. Absolutely. Reporter: I like them. So are we wearing more sports wear because we're exercising more? No, the number of people doing yoga rose 4.5% but clothing rose a staggering 45%. Would you work out in those pants. Yeah, I think so. Reporter: But you haven't? No, I haven't. Reporter: Underarmour is expecting 29% growth. 30 new let thathleta stores are opening and they're fakers. Not really yoga people. But yoga is about embracing everybody. Reporter: You can tell who dozen yoga, they wear the pants but also carry a mat. For "Good morning America," nick watt, ABC news, Santa Monica.

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