I work in a gym. That means that 6 days out of 7, I can be found wearing tights. Basic, boring, black tights. Functional, but not very fun.
While I love my job, I AM envious of friends who get to dress up for work. You know, put on a skirt. Look a little more feminine. Have a bit of fun with clothes.
Yes, I know you can buy workout skirts. But way up here in the north, we need something on our legs to keep us warm from September through May.
Imagine my delight when I discovered the Tough Girl Skirt by SkirtSports. Full length, boot cut workout tights topped by a fun, flirty and feminine skirt! And not just in black, but in many colourful solids and prints too!
I immediately ordered the black (baby fashion steps here…).
The first three days after they arrived, I wore nothing else. Around the house. Out for groceries and to the dentist. A quick trip to the mall. Hiking with the family on a cold, windy day.
And of course, to the gym. (I gotta tell you, the girls were all jealous!)
While perfectly functional for weight work, I found the fabric to be too warm for cardiovascular training. Thankfully Skirt Sports also makes a capri length version of these tights (I’ve already added the Lotta Breeze Capris to my Sweet Relish workout wear list!)
I love the fit. Clingy around the thigh and widening to a moderate boot cut at the toe, the silhouette is flattering and fun.
I love the skirt. Just the right length to cover up your booty when running errands after you leave the gym.
I love the pockets. One on each leg, hidden by the skirt. Perfect for holding your iPod. There’s even a ‘Sonic Music Port’ to thread your headphones through. Brilliant!
I love the fabric. Sleek, only slightly shiny and with enough weight that the skirt doesn’t constantly ride up or cling to the tights.
I love that they keep my legs warm when the weather isn’t.
The only thing I’d change is the length. I’m 5’7″ tall, with fairly long legs, and my medium Tough Girls are still about an inch and a half too long. Thank goodness I know a fabulous tailor!
Wanna see them in another colour? Just so happens that Carla (MizFit) is also reviewing the Tough Girl today (and yes, we did plan this, just like you used to call your girlfriends up before going out just to ask them what they were wearing…). Click on over and see what she has to say!
Have you ever worn a skirt or dress to work out in?
Which colour or pattern would YOU order?