One of the other major changes in athletic apparel is in the technology of apparel. Also elastic fabric but much improved to create comfort for the wearer.
Most women athletes today use outfits made from 4-dimensional stretch fabric and have good elasticity. Also very breathable sweat and durable.
The elasticity of the fabric has played a very important role in bringing the comfort of female athletes in recent decades. Not only does the fabric have good elasticity, but it is also beautiful and has a high gloss that helps female athletes as if the artists perform on the catwalk in front of the audience.
Aesthetically, the rise of the shiny fabric helps to strengthen the muscles – the result of the wearer’s workout.
Decorative details also often have a specific purpose. Such as the way the American flag is displayed on a white cloth worn by the Marta athlete at the 1996 Olympics is her way of emphasizing her perfect muscle.
From country flags to sparkling outfits
A century ago, the usual competition outfit was usually a leotard printed with the national flag. However, in recent years, people have noticed a shift to something more sparkling and eye-catching. Attractive visual colors like neon pink or silver are very popular.
McKeown designers for today, know that many competing teams even want manufacturers to create batteries or energy cells that can trigger the details of outfits on more sparkling outfits. The competition outfits is also not cheap, it is proportional to the sophisticated. Many crystal leotard sets cost up to thousands of USD.
McKeown also said that the extravagant outfits have a great influence on the athletic spirit of female athletes. They will feel more confident in presenting themselves to the audience. Besides, they also want to be unique and outstanding, unlike other female athletes. That is why the costumes increasingly play this sport more and more sophisticated, special.
McKeown and Marta Karolyi, who is responsible for the US team’s outfits, say they will scrutinize the colors and details that best suit the girls, helping them shine the most on competition floor.