I Woke Up Like This: Why Comfort Is So Hot Right Now

If you wake up feeling flawless, why mess with a good thing? For centuries, women’s fashion trends have been designed to make us feel uncomfortable (corsets, anyone?). Now it’s time to embrace the fact that looking great and feeling comfortable aren’t mutually exclusive.

I Woke Up Like This: Why Comfort Is So Hot Right Now


Athleisure at last

Athletic wear and leisurewear unite for the ultimate fashion trend: athleisure. Its versatility takes us from the street to the gym (or not). Thanks to fabric innovations like Lycra, Supplex, and spandex, we have softness, stretch, breathability, and waterproofness for the best of style and function. Activewear is a booming industry, with US sales skyrocketing to $323 billion in 2014 (up $2 billion from 2013)  and celebrities cashing in on the craze (hello, Kate Hudson).

Freedom in footwear

The biggest benefit of the comfort trend? Happy feet. And calves. And backs. Finally, fashion designers including Jimmy Choo and Karl Lagerfeld are featuring comfortable high-end athletic shoes and wearable footwear on the runway’everything from high-top and low-rise sneakers to Birkenstock-inspired slides. The latest shoes make it easier to achieve our daily 10,000+ steps, looking fantastic while we’re at it.

A healthy lifestyle is always in style

Eating well, exercising, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle never goes out of fashion. And you can still indulge in a sweet treat that’s guilt-free. Fibre 1 bars are your answer to healthy snacking. Satisfy your cravings with delicious Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bites. They’re only 150 calories, have 5 grams of fibre, and take 5 minutes to make. For more low-calorie favourites made with Fibre 1 bars, check out these Slimdulgence Recipes.