Exactly a year and a half ago, I posted a very honest review of the Running Skirts brand.
Now, due to my inability to wear my Skirts Sports skirts (they still fit, but because the shorts are now tighter on my legs, it makes them look extra cellulitey – yes I’m making up words today — and I refuse to buy a bigger size, I want to fit into my old ones, and look good while I’m doing it, damn it).
Running Skirts shorts are a lot looser (probably the reason they rode up my crotch so quickly), and since I heard some people recommending to get a smaller size to solve that issue, I figured even though I haven’t changed clothing sizes, my thighs are definitely extra-ginormous, so I could wear my old skirt (which I have NOT touched since I first tried them) and hope my newly acquired thigh size did the trick. After all, everyone seems to love them on the blog world, even though the material is a lot lower quality than the Skirts Sports one (which are great quality).
But yeah, sadly, they were just as horrible as the first time. Except the extra junk in the trunk also caused the skirt to ride up too! Even the waist part rode up, making it go from a low rise to a high rise. I failed to get a picture of it pre-run, but it was nice enough that even looked flattering, and I would be ok leaving the house with it.
Luckily, it was a treadmill run with no witnesses, but since I have no shame, I took pictures (bathroom pictures too, because I’m classy like that) – this is how it looked like after 0.75 miles (yes, not even a full mile with them…)
High up and super-super short. I mean, this is booty shorts length.
This was after adjusting it a few times during the run, because it was just so damn uncomfortable, but I didn’t adjust it post-run so you could see the full effect. Can you tell how high up they are on the waist? And how super short it is? The built in shorts are gathered up on my crotch (I will spare you that image, you can thank me later).
The back view is even worse. You can tell that lots of material gathered between the butt and the waist, and the waist went up super high. At the right angle you’d be able to see my butt (or if I had straighten it up in front of the mirror).
So sadly, I still have these two pieces of junk in my running closet, with nothing to use them for. (Wanna buy them?)
My original review still stands, as in horrible quality, horrible fit, and unless you’re a tiny skinny woman like the owners of the brand, this will not be good for you. (If your thighs never touch and you’re super skinny, this might be a good fit for you, as you can get away with just buying the one with no built-in shorts, then there will be nothing riding up your crotch.)