Nike clothing that matches and is worn for workouts has been made popular by the brand, according to one publication.

According to The Province, Nike made its mark in the 1990s with matching gym clothing, making sportswear more on style.

This, the newspaper said, is a good move from the gym fashion of the previous decade, which saw an upsurge in tights and leotards, along with headbands sported by both men and women.

In an email, Nike communications manager Jacie Prieto said the brand's Dri-Fit fabrics used for training bottoms "feature side seams that were moved 2.5 inches forward for a slimmer-hip look".

Function and form are important for Nike's clothing and it strives to ensure more sporty wearers feel the clothes do the job.

Saracens rugby club has signed a deal with Nike for next season, meaning its players will step out on to the field sporting the famous swoosh logo.