Athletic gym suits were very different historically in the sense that they big baggy wool outfits. Nowadays athletic wear isn't made from wool but the same baggy concept still lives and is very practical for moving.
Garibaldi Blouse: popular blouse of the They were inspired by the red shirts worn by Italian soldiers to unify Italy. Worn during the military campaign. Blouses were worn by women, girls, and boys. Worn with skirts-- high neck and closed sleeves.