I’ve been seeing a lot of buzz lately in online running groups about what to wear when you run. I was kind of married to my Old Navy Active compression capris. I have a really hard time finding something that doesn’t fall down on me and they were my best option. I used a Running Buddy to carry my phone and the worked for the most part. After over a year of listening to my cupcakes not just talk about, but RAVE about, Sparkle Skirts I began to wonder if I should give them a try.
There were a couple things that held me back initially. They are a little pricey. Definitely more than your Old Navy or Wal Mart capris. The shorts worried me. They claimed they didn’t ride up, but I had nightmares about the chaffing that would ensue from running in shorts. Ok, those were really my only two concerns. But they were big ones!
Then Sparkle Skirts had a sale with free shipping, and low and behold, I purchased my first skirt! Tropical Breeze swing is so pretty and I just couldn’t resist. So I stalked the mail and waited, not so patiently, for my new pretty to arrive in the mail.
When it did arrive I did some tests…jumping jacks, squats, etc to see if it would fall down and it stayed up through the test. I wore it twice around town, to events where I was going to be outside in the FL heat and humidity, and was complimented on it, and comfortable throughout the events. It was nice to be hands free and have my phone in my pocket.
But the true test came on my first run. I did have to pull the skirt up, but what I noticed is that with my short torso I really have to Steve Urkel my skirts and capris and then I don’t have as many issues with them falling down. Once I solved that problem I knew I wouldn’t want to run in anything else! I love my Sparkle Skirt! I wear them with the kangeroo pouch in back where I put my phone so I can run my headphones up the back of my shirt. (I really need to invest in a wireless headset for running!) And guess what, I am now the proud owner of FOUR Sparkle Skirts so I have plenty to wear for my Wine & Dine Half, as well as my Glass Slipper Challenge training. They are truly addicting!
One of the nice things is that Sparkle Skirts has a couple different styles you can choose from. All of my pretties are the “Swing” style. They also have “Hiker” which are two inches longer than the swing style. They also have slim cut and vented slim so there are plenty of styles to choose from, and it gives you the opportunity to run in something that suites your body type best. Oh, and they come in sizes XS to 3XL so there is one for everyone!
So, if you’re on the fence about whether or not to spend the money on a Sparkle Skirt, or whether they’re as great as everyone says they are, just bite the bullet it and get one! Once you go Sparkle, you’ll never go back!
*This post is not endorsed or sponsored by SparkleSkirts. The opinions are mine of a product many inquire about. (However if SparkleSkirts would like to send me product to review or have me be an ambassador I would be all for that!)