Sports Skirts: Exercising Modestly

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Working out while dressing modestly? It can be done! A sports skirt with attached black leggings, yoga pants and long-sleeve workout shirts are coming to the rescue!

Workout clothing is usually associated with lots of bare skin. But perhaps the idea of “modest workout clothes” conjures an image of running on a treadmill in a long, floral robe. Fret not—there is a happy medium! A wide range of stylish and oh-so-functional workout clothing is available for the modest dresser. If you haven’t tried an athletic skirt, you are missing out!Running_Skirt_with_Leggings

As modest clothing evolves, it has started to cover (ha!) all aspects of our lives. Modest clothing extends beyond longer skirts and shorter V’s. Women want to dress modestly not just for the office or a night out, but when they run, jog, climb and stretch.

Lots of great products are on the market now, solving the problem of how to exercise in something other than a tank top and biker shorts.

For example: the athletic skirt. This is generally a skirt/pants combo, giving you the comfort and flexibility of workout pants, while modestly covering you in a skirt of the same stretchy fabric. Athletic skirts that are slightly A-line give you room to move and—just as important—look super cute! And because the athletic skirt looks like a regular skirt, you can wear it to run an errand without drawing strange looks. Also a must-have: A crewneck workout shirt that extends to your elbows or wrists, made out that awesome keep-you-cool material.
Sports Skirt A-Line

Yoga pants are another great option. Generally, yoga pants are slightly looser and not as form-fitting as regular black leggings, but still allow you to move and stretch. Yoga pants or leggings can also easily be worn under a comfortable knit skirt. Exercise easily, without compromising your high fashion standards.

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I have found that these athletic skirts have actually changed my life. I no longer have to fashion my own uncomfortable skirt + pants combo, or sit out an activity because I can’t find a way to dress appropriately. These easy-fitting, stylish, covered-up options allow me to participate in any exercise activity—indoors or out—that my heart desires.

Sports skirts and modest sports shirts go beyond fulfilling my desire to dress modestly—they allow me to participate fully in all of life’s great adventures.

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4 Responses to Sports Skirts: Exercising Modestly

  1. Chandra More Modern Modesty March 17, 2012 at 12:43 am #

    Yes! Dressing modestly and exercising CAN be done! I look for cotton/knit materials and wear a stretchy skirt over long leggings, a long sleeved shirt, and a hoodie!

    Chandra

  2. simma April 9, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    Hi I wanted to try to figure out how to design a skirt that is made for biking that the skirt doesn’t fly up while you bike is this something you can do? I am looking for a manufacturer since I am looking to sell it. Simma 416 222 4345 I live in Toronto, Canada

  3. Bonnie Sprague July 16, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    Do you have these exercise skirts for young girls? Have an 11-year old (very petite 4′ 7″ 67 pounds) going into Middle School who will need to “dress” for P.E. We are Apostolic and very modest. If you do, please email me pricing and size information.

  4. Model Me Girl November 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    This is a great post. Thanks for reminding us that modesty does not have to be compromised when exercising or participating in sports.

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