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The Origin and Development of Sportswear

1. Activewear sportswear appeared relatively late in the long history of human clothing culture

The ancients wore more daily clothes during sports. According to records, in the Crete era of ancient Greece, the warriors who participated in bullfights wore crotch skirts. Short to the mid-thigh, this crotch skirt is colorful and accentuates the curvaceous and muscular beauty of the human body. In addition, the warriors also wore wide metal belts and bracers. In the age of the city-state, well-trained, dark-skinned people regarded beauty as a standard, and they went naked in competitions. The popular gymnastics at the time "Gymnastics" means "naked". This way of expressing the beauty of the human body without any clothing is a unique phenomenon in the history of world clothing.

The embryonic form of Chinese sports has been formed in the era of slavery. In the practice of social life, it has gradually formed the mainstream activities of health preservation and military training. In these early activities, people's attire when exercising was basically the same as their daily attire, that is, the robe system formed in the pre-Qin period. It can be seen from the preserved murals that during the ancient slavery period, people wore loose robes with folded fronts and waists when they practiced breathing exercises. In the Han Dynasty, the sport of Cuju became popular, and the dress became lighter. The upper body was a short jacket with a pair of plackets, and the lower body was trousers and a skirt around the knees. Ministry Movement. In the 1920s, under the influence of the May Fourth New Thought, the traditional Chinese robe system underwent profound changes, which made conceptual preparations for the later acceptance of the spread of Western sportswear in China.

2. Modern activewear sportswear appeared in the middle of the 19th century, with a history of only more than 100 years

With the development of social economy, culture and technology, the forms of people's entertainment and competition have also changed, but for a long period of time, there is still no special custom active wear sportswear. At the first Olympic Games in 1896, athletes still had no formal activewear clothing. In the middle of the 19th century, European sports gradually became popular, and there were clothing designed for sports such as hunting and golf. In the 1890s, European women also began to engage in tennis, cycling, swimming and other sports. Tennis suits and sailor shirts with horizontal stripes became popular. After the 20th century, the variety of custom sportswear apparel continued to increase and quickly spread all over the world. Chinese athletes have been wearing activewear sportswear since the 1911 National Games.

Today, sports games have become an aspect of people's cultural and sports life. Therefore, no matter what the athletes wear when they participate in the opening ceremony, closing ceremony, competition, award acceptance, or the dress of the referees and staff, they have become the objects of public appreciation and attention. At the same time, with the popularization of mass sports activities, casual activewear clothing has also become an indispensable item in people's lives. In the 21st century, with the development of science and technology, sportswear with new materials, new styles, new crafts and new trends has become a beautiful landscape in people's lives.