Five times Beyoncé was an athleisure fashion icon

Beyonce wearing Ivy Park Drip 2
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By Katie Wright, PA Fashion and Beauty Editor

When it comes to high profile performances or red carpet events, Beyoncé goes all-out with the custom designer creations and glittering gowns.But even when the American singer opts for a more sporty look, she still manages to look unbelievably cool – and her latest IVY PARK collection for adidas, which drops October 30, is no exception.Here are five times Beyoncé’s proved she’s the ultimate athleisure icon…

1. IVY PARK X adidas

(Ivy Park/PA)

Following the huge success of the first collaboration between Beyoncé’s activewear brand IVY PARK and adidas in 2019, fans are clamouring to get their hands on the second range.

Starring in the campaign shots, Beyoncé wears a variety of edgy athleisure ensembles featuring skintight bike shorts, bodysuits and sports bras, as well as baggy hoodies and outerwear in shades of neon yellow, azure, emerald and beige.

2. Showing off her sneaker collection

Not long after the first IVY PARK collab was announced, the pop star posted a photo on Instagram posing in a red adidas leotard while surrounded by more than a hundred pairs of trainers, presumably all gifted by the sportswear brand.

The envy-inducing picture garnered more than 6.4 million likes and thousands of comments from fans who wish their sneaker collection was as extensive as Bey’s.

3.  Halloween homage


Beyoncé and Jay-Z are well known for their elaborate Halloween costumes that pay homage to black history, sometimes dressing up in multiple outfits in the run up to October 31.

In 2018, the singer paid homage to three-time gold medallist Florence Griffith Joyner, aka FloJo, donning a purple and blue one-legged leotard and white track shoes to recreate the athlete’s 1988 Olympics look.

4. Formation tour

Even when off-duty, the Grammy award winner still knows how to rock a cool athleisure ensemble. In a candid photo from a sound check on the Formation tour in 2016, Mrs Carter teamed an oversized tour hoodie with burgundy leggings and box-fresh white trainers (and black sunglasses, even though she appears to be indoors).

5. Feeling Myself video


Teaming up with Nicki Minaj in 2015, Beyoncé had a guest spot on the rapper’s hit Feeling Myself, which saw the pair clad in a number of sports-inspired outfits for the video, filmed at Coachella festival.

As well as dancing up a storm in an American football shirt and striped socks, Beyoncé lounges on a giant pool inflatable in a very sexy take on the classic basketball jersey, this one a Chicago Bulls swimsuit. The look spawned many a copycat one-piece, so now all you need to recreate the epic look is a blow-up fruit slice.


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