Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Running Skirt as Casual Wear


So I have all these thoughts running through my head during the day that prior to staying at home, I would throw out to my co-workers (the female ones). Now they are all bottled up seeing as my preschoolers could care less about them, so eventually some of them make their way to the blog. That's the case with today's randomness.

Today I'm thinking about the running skirt as casual wear. Every trip I make to the Zoo or the big park, I see more than one mom in the running skirt. I have tried on about 10 of them over time, have sent as many embarrassing dressing room selfies to several trusted individuals in this contraption, and finally pulled the plug on one last week. I mean, I don't run, so really do I need a running skirt?

The Athletic or Running Skirt

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I decided that the answer is yes, I do. For a myriad of reasons. One, they're cute. Two, Target, which all ladies love, had a sign up in store last week calling it an athletic skirt which opens it up to quite a few other activities, thereby reducing my guilt for wearing and not running. And three, despite the fact that it is exactly like throwing on a pair of running shorts which I also do not run in, somehow it looks like you reached a little further/tried a little harder. Maybe not on that one?

The first 9 skirts I tried on I couldn't do it because they just seemed too short. My modesty was getting the better of me, although they all have shorts underneath and are probably the same length as running shorts. I finally tried on Lululemon's TALL length, despite the fact that I'm every inch of 5'2" and decided that's what would work for me.

I don't think I've been this conflicted about a clothing item since the poncho craze of 2003.

So tell me, what are your feelings on the running skirt?

8 comments:

  1. Emily, I couldn't help but comment on this one because I've experienced this dilemma, even in my stage of life. Adam is rolling his eyes somewhere (he told me it was stupid to run in a skirt), but the athletic skirt was an incredible investment for me. If you go with lululemon and want more coverage, they come in Tall. My Regular is rather mini. Happy shopping!

    P.S. I played tennis in mine a week after purchasing. I think I experienced similar guilt!

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    1. So, I've already gone out and bought a second one because I'm loving my first one so much. The tall at Lulu works well for me!

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  2. I LOVE mine. And I've actually run in them. :)

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    1. You are so good! You are training for something big, right?!?

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  3. I wore my a little-too-short running skirt to a trampoline park yesterday and it was super fun. I have those short working out shorts that I love wearing around the house but they are TOO revealing for everyday wear....the skirt was great. I loved your gray tiered one in the photo!

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    1. I should probably say that I have never seen someone in the running skirt and thought it was too short. It's more of a mental thing for me in the dressing room (my legs feel bare or something?), so I'm sure you looked great at the trampoline park!

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  4. So cute! Classic since the tennis skirt. Feminine AND athletic? What's not to enjoy??

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    1. Yes, they are, whether actually sweating in them or not!

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