On the Spring 2021 Runways, Sweatsuits Got Stylish

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For spring 2021, brands focused on clothes that were meant to be worn. The collections were designed, produced, and shown during the middle of the pandemic afterall. One common theme? The stylish, designer sweatsuit. Sweatsuits became more than just loungewear in 2020, they’re now a staple of the at-home uniform. This spring however, designers got inventive and gave the slouchy athletic garment a fashionable update. Look at collections like Max Mara, Givenchy, and Tibi, and you’ll find versions of the sweatshirt that are way more interesting than your average athleticwear pullover. Meanwhile, JW Anderson and Eckhaus Latta showed a mix of elevated and effortlessly cool sweat styles that can be happily worn in and out of the house.

Some of these sweatshirts resemble other familiar top silhouettes such as a button up cardigan, puff sleeve blouse, and even corsetry, but are still made from soft cotton, fleece, or jersey. Others have been decorated with embellishments like crystal diamante and scarf tie sleeves. You’ll find sharp design details like contrast piping and two toned fabrics, as well as crewnecks that would rival your favorite cotton poplin work shirts as a perfect wardrobe solution for the Zoom era. There’s even a handful of sturdy, sculptural silhouettes, a surprising iteration on what is normally a relaxed, slouchy fitting garment.

Dressing fashionably with a sweatsuit level of coziness can be achieved thanks to these stylish iterations. Whether you’re all about comfort or are looking for an upgrade to your loungewear game altogether, the sweatsuit is here to stay. Here, find a mix of designer sweatsuits, sweatshirts, and a handful of additional styles you can wear any place, anytime. 

Stylish Sets

JW Anderson draped paneled cotton-terry and jersey sweatshirt

$295

NET-A-PORTER

JW Anderson paneled cotton-terry and jersey track pants

$350

NET-A-PORTER

Max Mara viscose-blend sweatshirt hoodie

$1,490

LUISA VIA ROMA

Max Mara stretch-nylon wide-leg pants

$765

LUISA VIA ROMA

Warm minimal crewneck sweatshirt

$275

BERGDORF GOODMAN

Warm minimal wide-leg sweatpants

$275

BERGDORF GOODMAN

Alex Mill Davie fleece cardigan

$120

ALEX MILL

Alex Mill Davie fleece pants

$115

ALEX MILL

Eckhaus Latta hoodie in shopping bag

$225

ECKHAUS LATTA

Eckhaus Latta sweatpants in shopping pag

$225

ECKHAUS LATTA

Rodarte embroidered sweatshirt

$645

RODARTE

Rodarte heart-and-floral-print sweatpants

$548

RODARTE

Private Policy harness hoodie

$285

PRIVATE POLICY

Private Policy reflective piping sweatpants

$225

PRIVATE POLICY

Embellished Sweats

Off-White Swarovski-embellished cropped sweatshirt

$1,170

FARFETCH

Off-White Swarovski-embellished track trousers

$1,315

FARFETCH

Christopher Kane embellished cutout cotton sweatshirt

$570

MYTHERESA

Dion Lee ruched chain-link detailed hoodie

$750

FARFETCH

Chloé scarf-detail drawstring hoodie

$745

FARFETCH

Monse deconstructed tulle hoodie

$990

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Sculptural Sweatshirts

Alexander McQueen corset puff-sleeve cotton sweatshirt

$2,470

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Tibi scallop-sleeve cotton sweatshirt

$198

BERGDORF GOODMAN

Shirting Meets Sweats

Sea Zane long-sleeve combo sweatshirt

$285

BERGDORF GOODMAN

Jason Wu layered sweatshirt with striped flocking combo

$325

BERGDORF GOODMAN

Statement Sleeve Crewnecks

Frame puff-sleeve sweatshirt

$188

NORDSTROM

MM6 Maison Margiela jersey sweatshirt with detachable sleeves

$420

LUISA VIA ROMA

Ganni Software Isoli sweatshirt

$165

AMAZON

Ulla Johnson Alair pullover

$225

SHOPBOP

The New Silhouettes

Tom Ford stretch-cashmere hoodie dress

$2,690

MYTHERESA

Loewe oversized asymmetric sweatshirt

$890

BERGDORF GOODMAN