10 Best Running Skorts for Stylish Women

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Without the proper gear it’s nearly impossible to perform to the best of your ability—so it’s important to equip ourselves with gear that fits our needs. However, this doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice style or options we like or think we look good in.

Instead, it’s important to figure out exactly what we want—I mean if we are going to be spending the amount of money we spend on our gear we might as well make sure we love it, right?

While shorts and tights seem to be the most popular item among female runners, that doesn’t mean there aren’t other effective and comfortable options that have more style and let us still feel girly while we are working out.

This is why we set out to find the best running skorts out there—so you don’t have to do it yourself. It’s possible to be fashionable and comfortable, and you are sure to be both with the options we have selected for you below.

Last Updated: January 13, 2018
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By Giselle Killebrew:

Our most recent update brings you the three new additions: the East Hong Women's Fitness Movement, the Sparkle Athletic Running, and the X31 Lightweight Running Skirt. These skorts are all effective, comfortable, and stylish—we are sure you will love them!

Gym Girl Ultra Skort
  • Gym Girl Ultra Skort
  • 5 out of 5
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  • Moisture-wicking
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Jette Short Skirt
  • Jette Short Skirt
  • 5 out of 5
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  • Hidden key pocket
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East Hong
  • East Hong
  • 5 out of 5
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  • Storage pockets
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10 Best Running Skorts

Skirt Sports Gym Girl Ultra

Alright, so it’s a little expensive. But it’s one of the best running skorts for a lot of reasons. For one, if you love it, you can buy it in a huge handful of colors and patterns. If you can think it, they’ve probably got it.
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Skirt Sports is very popular brand. They offer wide range of design of skorts and skirts. This brand is very popular because there are sizes from 0 to 22 available so there’s no problem with finding size for overweight person.
This model is a blend of Polyester and Spandex so it really wicks the moisture.
There are two pockets on the shorts so you don’t need to worry about keeping your keys. The big convenience is ability to wash it in the washing machine. It’s not supposed only for running but also for other activities like gym, cycling and etc. it has sonic music port to make it easier to listen to music.

Cost/ Value
The price is a little bit high but this product is totally worth it. Fit and comfort will improve your performance and you can often find it on sale.
Pros
  • Great fabric combination for breathability, stretch, and moisture-wicking
  • Nice, simple feminine style
  • Available in numerous colors and patterns
  • Compression shorts stay put without chafing
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Somewhat expensive

Jette

Skirt Sports, as is probably obvious by the name, really knows how to make a skirt-shorts combo, AKA the skort. This company was actually founded by a professional triathlete, so this company has workout gear down. The Jette Short Skort is available in some wild patterns or classy black. Really, this skort has so much going for it. In particular, it’s summer-friendly with high-tech UPF 50+ protection fabric. Let’s dive in.
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This is the next product which is a blend of Spandex and Polyester. It’s very breathable but still provide firm compression. Perfect for running and many different sports because of the lightness. Like with the previous product, there’s special port for the headphones. Very skinny people may encounter some problems as there’s no XXS size. It is also pretty short for some runners. It has very cute look.

Cost/Value
Skirts Sports is a really good brand when it comes to skorts. That’s why the price of the skort may seem high- it’s more than 50 dollars. However, the quality of this product is very good and if you want to buy something comfortable and well-made, this one is for you.
Pros
  • Moisture-wicking and breathable thanks to lightweight fabrics
  • UPF 50+ protection for hot, sunny days
  • Cute, classy, feminine style with front pleats for movement
  • Hidden key pocket for small accessories as well as two other pockets
  • Non-irritating compression fabric
Cons
  • Some had issues with chafing

East Hong

This skort is incredibly stylish and comes in lots of color options. It's comfortable, effective, and versatile.
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This skort keeps you protected and comfortable--even when the weather fails you. It is moisture-wicking (and made of polyester and Lycra materials) and extremely breathable. This skort will prevent you from overheating while also keeping you cool and dry during your runs. It also comes with two storage pockets on the shorts that can hold your phone and other belongings. In addition to that, it also has a hole to thread your headphones through, so they don't get in the way.

Cost/ Value
This skort is reasonably priced and offers lots of features that are well worth the price.
Pros
  • Stylish
  • Lots of color options
  • Stretchy and flexible
  • Two storage pockets
  • Headphone hole
  • Great price
Cons
  • Sizing runs small

Fila Secret Message

The Fila Secret Message Skort functions both as an excellent tennis or running skort. It is perfect for individuals looking for both a cost effective, aesthetically pleasing, and fully functional option.
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The Fila Secret Message skort is perfect for many athletic activities, not just running, because of its' durability, comfort, and flexibility. It is made of Polyester and Spandex, which allows it to be stretchy, lightweight and breathable, comfortable, and keep dry during your runs. Fila also incorporated an inside pocket key holder, so you don't have to worry about where to keep your key during your run--or worry about losing it along the way!The Secret Message Skorts also come in a variety of color, so you will have wider selection when choosing what you are looking for.

Cost/ Value
This skort ranges between $30-$45 in price, depending on what color you choose. At this price, it is an excellent investment because you will be getting a durable, versatile, and comfortable product.
Pros
  • Inside key pocket
  • Comfortable
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight 
Cons
  • Runs small--specifically if you are taller

5. Sparkle Athletic Running

5. Sparkle Athletic Running
This sparkle running skirt is fun! It comes in lots of patterns and colors and lets your personality shine through. This has become a favorite for holiday races and events, and we can see why!
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This one is a favorite among themed and holiday races. It's fun, comfortable, and effective! It's made in the USA and is made of polyester fabric. It features a wide waistband for additional comfort and looks great with almost anything. The only catch with this one is the shorts are not attached. They are meant to be worn with shorts underneath so it functions as a skort. We wanted to include this fun option for those of you looking for skirt options for your next race!

Cost/Value
This option is reasonably priced but remember the shorts are not attached. This one is meant to function as a skort, you will just have to buy the bottoms separate, which can make it more pricey.
Pros
  • Stylish and fun
  • Comfortable
  • Breathable
Cons
  • Shorts not attached but needs shorts underneath it

X31

This one is great for all types and runners--short and long distance alike. It's comfortable, breathable, and helps you perform to the best of your ability.
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This lightweight skort has a lot of features you will love. It's flexible, comfortable, and moisture-wicking--so you will remain cool, dry, and comfortable for the entirety of your run. The shorts also have storage pockets for you to keep your phone and other items you may need. Lastly, it comes in 3 different color options!

Cost
This skort comes at a moderate price in comparison to other options.
Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Breathable
  • Storage pockets
  • Flexible
  • Moisture-wicking
  • 3 color options
Cons
  • Sizing runs small

7. Loriet Women’s Monaco Performance

7. Loriet Women’s Monaco Performance
Loriet’s Monaco Performance Skort was one of the most attractive skorts we could find. It comes in neutrals as well as a dark purple shade. What makes it unique compared to other skorts is it has this fluttery, wavy cut that’s great for style and movement at the same time. The logo in the bottom left front corner is a nice touch, too. For such an attractive skort, you’d think the Monaco Performance Skort would be pricey. Here’s another plus on its side: it’s highly affordable.
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We really liked the designing of the skort. Very nice material and contrasting waistband in different color. The skirt has 3 to 4 layers and it looks very pretty. Shorts are very comfortable and this skort is anti-microbial so you don’t need to worry about bacteria and unpleasant odor. Like in many cases, this is a blend of Polyester and Spandex. It also provides UV protection. You can use it for golf, tennis, yoga running and many different sports. It is durable and fashionable at the same time.

Price/ Value
If you look for something very good but not very expensive, this skort is for you. This high-quality product is used by many athletes like tennis players during important tournaments. Don’t hesitate to buy it and we think that you won’t regret it.
Pros

Stylish

  • Stretch fabric
  • Anti-microbial, sweat-wicking fabric
  • Super soft and lightweight

 

Cons
  • Runs small
  • Shorts were longer than skirt on some women

ASICS Interval

The ASICS interval running skort is the perfect skort for short and long distance running. Its' breathable and lightweight material will have you running on air, while its spandex and mesh combination will keep you comfortable and dry for the entirety of your run.
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The ASICS Interval running skort was brought in to replace the ASICS Women's Attacker skort. Made of spandex and mesh, this skort will provide you with effective moisture management and odor control during your runs. It also comes equipped with a stash pocket--which is perfect for your key placement, during your runs.

Price
At $36, ASICS provides you with a skort in 3 different color options, durability, and comfort. This is one of the most cost effective and useful options available.
Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight 
  • Affordable
  • Breathable
  • 3 color options to choose from
  • Stash pocket 
Cons
  • Runs small
  • some complain it doesn’t stay in place during long runs

9. Colorado Clothing Everyday Skort

9. Colorado Clothing Everyday Skort
If you are looking for an athletic skort that you can use both in everyday life as well as running, then the Colorado Clothing Everyday Skort is the perfect match for you. This lightweight and comfortable skort is perfect for short and long runs, as well as many other athletic activities.
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This next skirt is the most conservative option available. Its loner length will allow you to run and take part in most athletic activities without having to worry about your skirt length. This is a perfect option for taller ladies who find themselves constantly pulling down on their skorts, or having to buy a larger size than they would normally have to. Its' breathable and lightweight material makes this skort this skort wrinkle resistant and a comfortable option for any athlete or runner. The most exciting part, however, is the variety of color and design selection provided. At its' low cost, you wouldn't expect to find so many options available--but there are more than plenty to choose from!

Price/Value
At an average cost of $30 this skort is the best bang for your buck. You get an extensive color an pattern collection, as well as a skort you can use in your everyday life or for athletic activities.
Pros
  • Large selection of colors available
  • Highly affordable
  • Longer than many other skorts available 
  • Moisture wicking fabric 
Cons
  • Sizing is off
  • No pockets 
  • some find it to be to long

ASICS Love

The title’s got it down: women completely love the ASICS Love Skort. It’s available in classic red, blue, black, and white. The ASICS logo is small in the corner, and as is typical of ASICS, this skirt is highly affordable. The pleats are modest but have just enough flounce for a dash of cute and functionality for a smooth gait during your run.
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It’s 90 % of Polyester and 10% of Spandex so it’s typical for skorts. It is available in 6 sizes. It’s perfect for running although it doesn’t have any pockets. The inner shorts give compression but there’s still breathability. It’s really cute and flattering. Praised for easy washing and drying. It’s perfect for tennis, golf, running or just hanging out with friends. Pay attention to the size as for some buyers, shorts are too loose and people sometimes say that it’s too short.

Price/ Value
It’s reasonably price. Not big amount of money for great comfort and perfect fit. What’s more, it’s not very hard to find it on sale. It makes you look very stylish and wearing it is a pleasure.
Pros
  • Very high-quality, breathable material
  • Complimentary fit for feminine figure
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • They do tend to ride up

The Criteria We Used For Our Evaluation Of Running Skorts

Choosing the top 10 wasn’t an easy feat to accomplish–but then it never is when you realize how many options you have to choose from! So, to better inform you, we have included a detailed explanation at the features and considerations we looked for when compiling this list.

Choosing the size

No matter what you are wearing, size is important! When it comes to a running skort, the wrong size can make your less enjoyable and highly uncomfortable. Unfortunately–especially when purchasing via online retailers–we often by products that don’t fit well and end up wasting our money on them. Unfortunately, not all clothing is made the same and just because we are a specific size in one brand does not necessarily meant that will be our size in other brands. So, how can you ensure you are purchasing the right size? Online retailers offer specific measurements you can check on and in the store, you have the option to try things on. When trying on skorts make sure it is fitted enough that it doesn’t just slip off, is the length you like (we definitely recommend above the knee though), and allows for comfortable movement.

Material and comfort

Fabric and material play a key component in your overall comfort. High impact skorts need to be able to absorb sweat (and preferably be moisture-wicking), flexible, breathable, and comfortable. Spandex and polyester blend skorts are moisture-wicking and keep you cool in dry–which in turn prevents any chafing from occurring. Quick drying skorts will keep you dry and won’t weigh you down. Breathable skirts also ensure you don’t overheat. Lastly, there are also skorts made of anti-microbial fabrics, these keep bacteria at bay and help prevent odor from occurring.

Extras

Many skorts offer extra features–from storage pockets for your phones and keys to additional style options. It’s important to take your needs into considerations when looking for extra features in a skort.

Durability

When we invest in clothing most of us want something we can use for a while. The best running skorts are durable and long-lasting. Make sure you are washing and drying your skort properly to expand its life and achieve their maximum durability.

Other Important Factors To Consider When Selecting The Best Running Skorts

Budget

Contrary to popular belief, more expensive does not always mean better–sometimes we are just paying for the brand. That being said, it’s important you establish your budget and be aware of what you are willing to spend. Here we offer budget-friendly options as well as expensive picks to choose from. First, you need to make sure the skort fits your needs and then you need to narrow down your choices based on your budget.

Style

Many of us ladies care about style and color just as much as we do about the features our running gear offers. We are so lucky to be able to express our sense of style while we work out–this definitely was not an option just a few decades ago. When it comes to skorts there are lots of style and color to options–there are simplistic and plain skorts, glittery and eccentric skorts, and others that show off our physique while still covering us up and keeping us comfortable.

The right skort can give you that extra boost of confidence when you walk out the door, which results in added energy. Flash colors and patterns also make you much more visible when out on your runs, which boosts your safety and helps you feel more at ease.

Skin problems

If you are like me, you might have sensitive skin. This often results in unwanted rashes and uncomfortable itching. This is often caused byt the material it is made of–some people allergic to spandex or nylon and others to wool or polyester. If you are allergic–or sensitive–to any of these materials you need to make sure you check the product before making your purchase.

Some women are also more prone to chafing when they wear certain materials. If this is you make sure you are aware of the products that have made this happen in the past and take note of it for your next purchase.

Return Policy

This especially important for those of you who make purchases online. Sometimes even if we take our measurements some apparel may not fit properly or we simply may not like the way it looks on us. If you think you may be unsure, or want the option of returning it once you have tried it on, make sure you get the full details about the item’s return policy.

FAQ

Q.Can you confirm the item’s durability in a short period of time?

Yes and no. If you take care of it properly and you notice it starts to fade or fray after just a few washes then this may mean it is not as durable as other options. However, if you don’t follow the instructions you may shrink the product or decrease its longevity quickly. This is one of those things you have to just watch out for as well as read reviews of other runners who have used it long-term.

That being said, the options on our list are long-lasting and durable–many of which should last you several years at most.

Q. What are the advantages of skorts?

The benefits of skorts are not just based on style and color options. Pants can be bulky or uncomfortable for some and shorts sometimes don’t offer the coverage some women prefer. On the other hand,skirts don’t prevent chaffing and can prove problematic if you are running on windy days. There are definitely Pros & Cons to all options.

Skorts offer more coverage but many of the benefits that shorts offer. They are breathable and allow for ventilation during your runs as well as provide you with something you can wear even on cooler days. 

Q.How to find an appropriate size and how to measure?

If you are ordering online you will need to measure yourself and compare your numbers with their sizing chart. When taking your measurements keep in mind that your waist is hips are typically 20.5 cm below your waist. In the store, you can try on different skorts and make sure they are the length you want them to be as well as the right fit.

Keep in mind that just because you are a certain brand does not mean you will be that size in others. Sizing varies by company and country in which you are purchasing from.

 

Skorts let you make a fashion statement while also helping you excel in running and sports such as running, tennis, golf, cycling, and many others. They are no-nonsense, comfortable, and modest with shorts underneath–they can also be playful, fun, and stylish–there is something out there for everyone! Here we’ve found the top ten best running skorts the sports clothing world has to offer. They’re stylish, breathable, sweat-wicking, and comfortable. If you’re the type of runner who wants to make a fashion statement or who just needs a break from running tights or shorts, try out one of these skorts.

We hope that with our top 10 list, criteria and FAQ section, it will be easier for you to find the best product for you. There are many products on the market so you can look for products that haven’t been placed on the list. We hope that you will enjoy new skort soon. Or maybe you’ve already bought one? Let us know in the comments below!


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