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90s kids, prepare yourselves - rip off tracksuit bottoms are back in fashion

You can blame Madonna. And Kim Kardashian.

THE PAST FEW years have seen the return of many 90s trends – chokers, slip dresses, and crop tops, to name but a few. But did you ever think rip offs would be cool again?

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You didn’t, but they are. It’s happening. Let’s have a look at the evidence, shall we?

On September 10, Madonna attended Alexander Wang’s fashion show wearing a corset and tracksuit bottoms. But not any tracksuit bottoms.

See how they flap open at the ankles? They’re rip offs.

Soon after, it emerged she was wearing clothes from Wang’s new line for Adidas – so not only are they rip offs, they’re high fashion rip offs.

Next, on September 24, up and coming US popstar Tinashe attended an awards show wearing…

2016 iHeart Radio Music Festival - Las Vegas Source: AJM/PA Wire

Yep. Rip offs.

Then, we discovered that Zara are selling a sort of formal rip off as part of their Autumn/Winter collection:

7710622401_2_2_1 Source: Zara

The final bit of incontrovertible proof? Kim Kardashian was sporting a pair on her Snapchat yesterday.

kimkrips Source: Snapchat/Kim Kardashian

She wore them with fishnet tights and heels because she’s Kim Kardashian, but at the end of the day, they’re rip offs.

Well, if this is the way things are going, it’s time to start digging around in the attic for your old trackies. Sure they’re vintage now!

ebnay Source: eBay

Who knew we’d be back here again, hoping someone doesn’t rip open our trousers against our will…

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