The Difference between Activewear & Sportswear
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What is the difference between activewear & sportswear?

Activewear clothes are clothes which serve the purpose of an active life mixed with a casual social life. They can be used for exercising and then transitioning into a casual wear.  Activewear clothes have more flexibility, and they have more style along with functionality and comfort.

Sportswear are sports specific. A particular sport demands a particular type of gear and clothes.  Sportswear clothes are less flexible and are more focused on comfort, functionality, and thermal functions of a fabric.  They are very sports specific. Like clothes for gymnastics and swimming are absolutely different from any other kind of clothing.

It is important to note that these two categories have blended together over the years.  In all honesty many retailers & brands consider them to be the same.