Nike Rally Tight Pants Are the Most Popular Sweatpants on Pinterest
Every day I head to work wearing jeans or a skirt. And every day I rush home eager to take off my office clothes and slip into my coziest pair of pants. While you may think I'm talking about basic black leggings — a wardrobe staple for any New Yorker — it's actually sweatpants that have won me over. There's nothing more satisfying than sinking into bed with warm fuzzy fabric hugging your body. But I realized I've been missing out on the most wonderful pair of sweats all along: The Nike Rally Tight Pant has been the most popular pair of sweatpants on Pinterest since 2016 — and it's currently trending with more than 200,000 repins.
I know what you're thinking. These pants, which come in either black or gray, look like any ordinary pair of sweats. I don't blame you — I was skeptical at first, too. But when I got my hands on the sought-after gym staple, I immediately saw the appeal. Unlike the oversize sweatpants of the past, the Nike Rally Tight Pant is as sleek as it is comfortable. The design is simple while the soft fabric is thin, making the pants more slim than your average sweats. "Going up a size mimics the look of a jogger pant, while going down a size, it reads as a true legging," Larkin Brown, Pinterest's in-house stylist, tells Allure.
According to Pinterest, searches for both "loungewear" and "activewear" are up more than 600 percent in the past year. "The athleisure trend has staying power as more and more Pinners trade stilettos for sneakers and skinny jeans for leggings," says Brown.
Pinterest's findings mirror the trends we're seeing on the runway, too. The Giambattista Valli show at Paris Fashion Week recently featured Nike's classic black leggings paired with more dramatic tops. This unlikely high-low pairing is definitely proof you don't have to drop major cash on designer sweats or leggings. Not everyone can afford Gigi Hadid's favorite tracksuit — which happens to cost $1,178. In fact, you probably already own everything you need to pull off the ever-popular athleisure trend. And if you're looking to add something sporty to your wardrobe, you may as well go with activewear that will work dressed up or down.
The Nike Rally Tight pant plays into this trend due to its versatility. This stylish pair of sweats is comfortable enough for your next workout class or a weekend trip to the supermarket. But since I work in a creative environment, I would wear the Nike Rally Tight Pant with a button-down shirt and heeled booties to the office. And yes, that means I wouldn't even have to change my pants when I get home for the night.