Channing Sargent
January 04, 2017 1:43 pm
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Bella Hadid grabbed a coffee with her brother in LA on Tuesday morning, sporting a red tracksuit with major Missy Elliott vibes. All it’s missing is a giant Adidas logo.

2017 is starting off as the year of the tracksuit. Are we nostalgic for 1997? The twenty-year fashion cycle, what goes around comes around.

You may remember that in the ’90s everyone wore tracksuits everywhere. They were so popular that designers started putting out jeans with a stripe down the sides, so that people could feel like they were wearing a track suit even when they weren’t.

Now, Bella Hadid is bringing the tracksuit back.

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Even her aviators brought a ’90s vibe (and added to Bella’s mysterious image).

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The tracksuit already had a strong life in hip-hop, due to the likes of Run DMC and Oasis.

But we believe Missy Elliott is nearly single-handedly responsible for its popularity among women of the ’90s.

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Elliott made the genderless tracksuits damn sexy on women, which then led to the genderless and/or androgynous fashion trends of the decade.

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In her personal style, Elliott blurred gender lines, which made people focus on her immense talent and business acumen, rather than her appearance.

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We doubt Bella had all this on her mind, when she stepped out for a morning coffee in her red tracksuit. But, given the insanely productive year she had in 2016, in which she became one of the most sought-after super models of all time, we think the references are appropriate. She fills the suit well.

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