Watch the 100-Year Evolution of Women's Workout Wear

Kirstin Fawcett

Decades before women began donning sneakers and sports bras at the gym, they exercised while wearing a host of ensembles that look confining, stuffy, or straight-up silly to today's modern athlete. Check out 100 years worth of women's workout fashion in the above video by Mode—and be thankful we no longer use some of the strange and scary-looking contraptions featured.

All images courtesy of YouTube. 

[h/t Elle]