-- Given the popularity of the jumpsuit on the runway and on the city streets, perhaps it was only a matter of time until the style made its way to the gym.
The workout jumpsuit could be the next big thing in workout wear. Koral Activewear, Splits59 and Live the Process are all now selling the style. But talk about a look that's hard to pull off.
The latest trend is inspired by dance and ballet, said Splits59 co-founder Keith Peterson, but "yogis and women who practice Pilates will also appreciate the style, freedom and performance of the Bianca." The Bianca is the name of the company's bodysuit. Peterson said it's been "flying off the shelves."
It's popularity is a no-brainer to those in the workout world.
"The jumpsuit has become super trendy on the runaways, so it doesn't surprise me that it's made its way into workout culture," said Lacey Stone of Carbon 38, a site that sells designer workout wear.
She's not so sure that it's going to take off as a trend, she said, though the jumpsuit does have one major selling point.
"You can go from workout to brunch," she said. "The new jumpsuits are constructed for the gym but designed for the street."
It may be that multi-functionality that is selling the style, according to Peterson.
"If you get your hands on one, consider yourself lucky," he said. "Let’s just say you haven’t seen the last of the high-performance, high-fashion bodysuit."