9 Fun Running Skirts

A running skirt is a fashionable and fun piece of clothing that can keep cool when walking, running or biking. The skirts are made of fabric that wicks away sweat to help keep you dry. They include built-in bike shorts or liner.

SkirtSports Running Skirts

Skirt Sports Happy Girl Skirt
Skirt Sports Happy Girl Skirt. Courtesy of Amazon

SkirtSports has a variety of running skirt and biking skirt designs. They are made of sweat-wicking fabric with a polyester skirt over semi-compression shorts. Most designs include a pocket on each leg and a cord port at the waistband. Some designs also have a zippered pocket on the skirt. They often feature fun patterns and designs.

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tasc Performance Shebang Skirt

tasc Shebang Skirt
tasc Performance Shebang Skirt. tasc Performance ©

The three-inch inner shorts are made of tasc's silky bamboo-blend performance fabric. They also have grippy elastic to keep them in place. and a media patch pocket for your phone, with a cord exit. The side pleats add a little flair and ensure you can use good leg and hip motion on your walk.The polyester/elastane skirt has a 13-inch body length and four-way stretch. You also get a back zip pocket for secure storage. The Shebang comes in sizes XL through XL.

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Pink Minnie Sparkle Skirt
Sparkle Skirts. Leah Powell SparkleSkirts.com

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From basic black to fun prints and glittery sequins, you can dress up for your fun walking event with these tech running skirts. The SparkleTech Basic Skirt has excellent features including built-in matching undershorts with a  4x5" pocket on each leg, plus a 12-inch zippered pocket in the waistband. Plus, they come in sizes from extra-small through plus sizes. They also have SparkleLight skirts that you can pull on over your own favorite shorts, just to add some glam or to cover-up your spandexed bum.

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RaesWear Skorts

RaesWear Skort
RaesWear Skort. RaesWear

This racing skort has a great feature, a 360-degree storage waistband. You can store your essentials in the waistband, tucking them in through two slots. It's a great way to carry your phone, keys, ID and snacks. The built-in compression shorts are four inches long. Available in sizes XS to XL.

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Sweet Spot Skirts

Sweet Spot Skirt
Sweet Spot Skirt. Wendy Bumgardner © 2012

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These snap-on wrap-around cotton skirts let you add style and cover up. You can wear your favorite tights or shorts, put on a Sweet Spot skirt and not worry that the world can stare at your crevices and cellulite. They come in four sizes and three lengths, but the long row of snaps means these skirts fit from size 0 through size 26.

Bskinz All-in-One Skort

B-Skinz All in One Skort
B-Skinz All in One Skort. Wendy Bumgardner ©

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Bskinz has performance skorts with built-in 4-inch shorts in many fun designs, or even basic black. Available in sizes XS to XL. The All-In-One Skort works great for walking and everyday wear. The length varies by size, from 14.5 inches for the extra small to 17 inches for the extra large. They have a wide waistband and an interior drop-in pocket big enough for most mobile phones. The skirt isn't split, so it works great for walking and travel, but may not work for vigorous running. They also have a golf length which is longer and conforms to country club requirements. It has two deep side pockets and a back pocket.

Brooks Infiniti Skort

Brooks Infiniti Skort
Brooks Infiniti Skort. Courtesy of Pricegrabber

Brooks has a slogan of "Run Happy" and this skort is one that makes me Walk Happy. I love the lightweight yet flattering fabric, perfect for warm-to-hot weather. The outer skirt is 10 inches long, with lightweight liner shorts that are 3.5 inches long. Both layers wick away moisture to keep you cool. The liner shorts are lightly supportive and have bonded seams to reduce the risk of chafing. The 3-inch wide waistband gives you a flattering fit with power spandex for tummy control. Notches at the side of the skirt allow for leg motion, and are trimmed with contrasting and reflective fabric. There are two pockets. One is a drop-in pocket on the back of the waistband, and one is a tab-closed pocket on one thigh of the liner shorts. Both are big enough to hold my iPhone, but are listed as ID-sized. They come in sizes XS to XL. I love the royal blue color, and they also have a bright pink as well as the basic black.

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Junonia Plus Size QuikWik Dual Layer Skirt

JunoActive Dual Layer Skirt

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This combo will prevent chafing with an inner bike short and an outer tennis skirt. Feel feminine and fresh as the fabric wicks away moisture and prevents chafing. The skirt is slit at each side for easy motion. I found the skirt fabric in front to be annoying; I prefer shorts. On the other hand, the skirt helps hide your lumps and bulges, so it may give you more confidence when exercising in public. Skirt length 16 inches, short inseam 5.5 inches. Available in plus sizes XL to 6X.


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