Spandex is a synthetic fiber that was originally invented in 1959 by the DuPont Corporation. Widely renowned for its remarkable elasticity, it has been used in all manner of athletic suits and stretchable outfits. This is not necessarily a good thing. Though lightweight and comfortable, the problem with form-fitting clothes is that some people don’t have very appealing forms to fit. If your ass happens to look like two poorly placed watermelons, then you don’t want to wear something that accentuates this fact. And you really don’t want to do so in neon lavender.
This seemingly obvious truth has not stopped oversized men and women from purchasing Spandex in bulk and wearing it out in public. Most of the time they confine such horrors to the gym, but you can occasionally spot a middle-aged housewife dressed in the substance while she’s out power walking. It should further be noted that spandex is the material of choice for comic book superheroes, who routinely use it for their crime-fighting outfits. These guys like to wear their underwear on the outside, though, so it might not be a good idea to take fashion tips from them.