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The Best Bike Shorts Moments From The Runways And Beyond

Approved by Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian, and Princess Diana

Athleisure has long transcended the transient nature of trends to become a bonafide staple in the fashion industry. The latest craze to sweep both the runways and street style photos? Just take a glimpse at the snapshots from the most recent Tour de France and you'll have your answer. Bike shorts as a sartorial statement can be traced back to Princess Diana's casual off-duty royal wardrobe during the mid-'90s, but models and influencers alike have been sporting the comfy trend both on the catwalks and in their downtime. Ahead, CR rounds up the best bike shorts moments from Kim Kardashian West, Bella Hadid, and more.

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Chanel Spring/Summer 2019

This coordinating mixed print put a colorful spin on the bike shorts trend at Karl Lagerfeld's beach-side escape.

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Fendi Spring/Summer 2019

Catering to the Gen-Z Instagram stars who have recently been donning the double F logo from head-to-toe, creative directors Silvia Venturini Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld brought back the iconic 1997 Fendi Baguette bag just in time for spring. The collection, rife with cargo pants and sleek PVC jackets, also offered stretchy bike shorts on Bella Hadid to keep you stylish and warm during the transitory weather between summer and fall.

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Acne Studios Spring/Summer 2019

Acne Studios was already ahead of the curve with the bike shorts trend, presenting a short black pair contrasted with a long-sleeve leather top back in June for its Spring 2019 collection.

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Kim Kardashian West

Does it surprise anyone that Kim Kardashian and frequent Yeezy model also loves wearing bike shorts in her downtime? Here, Kardashian wears a matching sports bra and bike shorts set, paired with thigh-high suede boots and a green Yeezy jacket.

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LaQuan Smith Spring/Summer 2019

Who said comfy couldn't also be sexy? The designer, who often riffs on sex appeal and has outfitted celebrities including Kardashian and Beyoncé, knows how to cause a stir with his collections and these velvet shorts, paired with a draped leather top, are no exception.

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Princess Diana

The royal's slouchy sweatshirt, bike shorts, and dad sneakers combo only further cemented Diana as an enviable '90s style icon ahead of her time and shows that the shorts trend dates back way further than Instagram. Known for breaking royal protocol time and time again, Diana's casual looks are as inspiring as her more elegant, formal attire.

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Prada Spring/Summer 2019

Miuccia Prada's latest designs boasted satin babydoll dresses, sheer knee-high socks, and a festive take on bike shorts. Here, one model wears a patterned stretchy pair with a light pink top and matching headband.

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Kim Kardashian

The Yeezy star yet again dons a monochromatic outfit, this time matching her hoodie to her shorts and shrugging on a sleek leather jacket to complete her look.

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MSGM Spring/Summer 2019

A cozy sweater layered over shorts and boots at MSGM makes for the ideal fall wardrobe.

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Kaia Gerber

Model of the moment Kaia Gerber takes a much-needed reprieve in June in New York before fashion month. Here, she wears an all-black ensemble, sunglasses, and chunky sneakers.

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Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2019

Creative director Paul Surridge has imbued a more minimalist sensibility to Cavalli's more-is-more aesthetic ever since helming the brand last year. However, his penchant for neutrals doesn't mean that Surridge has strayed too far from his predecessor's animal prints and embellishments. Here, a stretchy bike short bolstered with ruched and bedazzled detailing, layered under a velvet blazer and matching crop top.

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Bella Hadid

Hand-in-hand with Kendall Jenner, the stylish duo partied it up in Cannes in May 2018 in metallic hues. Hadid opted for silver cycling shorts, a crop top, and strappy heels.

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Jasmine Sanders

Golden Barbie combined three trends into one outfit, donning a logomania patterned fanny pack with her matching bike short and sports bra set.

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Bella Hadid

Perhaps the biggest champion of this trend, Hadid infused a rocker sensibility in her attire during New York Fashion Week Spring 2019, layering a streamlined black-and-white leather jacket over her casual bike shorts and shirt.

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Emily Ratajkowski

The actress and social media star is never afraid to bare some skin, wearing a cropped hoodie with her navy shorts and white trainers while out with her new husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard.

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Hailey Baldwin

Taking a romantic stroll with her fiancée (and rumored new husband), Baldwin sported leather shorts and a matching bra while out in New York City in July 2018.

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Kourtney Kardashian

Making a case for three sartorial statements at once, Kourtney paired a structured, yet flared button-up jacket with her bike shorts, mini Louis Vuitton bag, and tiny frames.

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2019 Street Style

Model Gabrielle Caunesil kept her cool during the heat wave in New York during Fashion Week, matching her one-shoulder black top with sparkly shorts and sandals.

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