In an interview with French fashion magazine Madame Figaro this month, Victoria states:
You’ll never see me on the street in a tracksuit. I just love fashion too much to wear a tracksuit! The same goes for Ugg boots. I only wear them only at home.”
Victoria on the cover of French fashion magazine Madame Figaro looking a bit pissed at public tracksuit wearers.
And it seems many other mothers agree with Vic. The Fox In Flats survey on motherhood and fashion revealed that 1 in 3 women refuse to wear a tracksuit outside of the house.
As one woman from Adelaide, South Australia said:
Oh god no. Track suits are only for the gym, not for public display!”
And it seems that fashion insiders agree with Victoria Beckham too:
When asked about tracksuits, Australia’s Next Top Model’s Josh Flinn stated:
“They’re for home. Unless you’re J.Lo and your name’s encrusted across your bottom, or you’re a track-star and you’re getting paid to wear them, tracksuits should remain at home.”
“Adidas pays the biggest stars $20 mill. to wear their tracksuits in public. No-one’s going to pay Jenny from Doonside to wear a tracksuit.”
And top fashion designer Peter Morrissey declared that tracksuits are:
“For the gym or a lazy Sunday at home. Not for public.”
“Clothes enhance your life, and you want to dress for the occasion. If you show you can’t be bothered, then the whole experience cannot be bothered…
…and then life starts to get a little dreary.”
That said, 1 in 5 mothers own a ‘good’ tracksuit for wearing in public when not exercising, and 50% wear them out at least once per week. These women said it was mostly for things like the school run, trips to the supermarket, or on the weekend – especially if kids’ sport was involved. But most tasks were reasonably physical.
And back to Becks, and her comment about Uggs. Clearly she was reading this article on Fox in Flats about the natural habitats of the Ugg, and other fur lined boots, and took notes when she spotted our helpful infographic:
Where do you stand on wearing tracksuits in public?
And Uggs out of the home? Hooray or groan?