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Casual Athletic Skirts 2021

Thinking about ditching the leggings for an athletic dress or skirt? Here are some of our favorites to choose from!

April 26, 2021
8 min read

You might be hesitant to make the switch from shorts to a skirt, but we promise there is a reason athletic skirts are rising to popularity this year.

Skirts are said to keep you more comfortable and cooler as you move, not to mention they are more stylish than your average athletic shorts.

Let this serve as a guide to help you find the skirt that will leave you wanting to make the switch!

Dona Jo Shakira Skirt

The Dona Jo Shakira Skirt has an adorable ruffle back to remind you what you love about skirts: they’re fun, feminine, and flattering!

First off, we have the Dona Jo Shakira Skirt

This ruffled skirt was designed to remind you what you love about skirts: they’re fun, feminine, and flattering! 

The ruffles are certainly a stylistic feature, but they don’t hinder you from going hard during your workout. If anything, you go harder during your workout because you know you look amazing.

This skirt is made with Light® 5-way stretch material, and it’s lightweight, breathable, and form-fitted. It’s medium rise with an adjustable drawstring, flat seams for comfort, and deep side pockets on the interior shorts.

You can get this skirt for $62 and free shipping!

Adidas Originals Tennis Skirt

ADIDAS ORIGINALS Tennis Skirt, Main, color, HAZY YELLOW
The Adidas Originals Tennis Skirt in Hazy Yellow was retro inspired and cut from a cool, breathable piqué fabric.

We’re obsessed with the simplicity of this workout skirt. If you want an athletic skirt for its many benefits instead of appearances, this skirt is your best bet. 

We also highly suggest grabbing this skirt in Hazy Yellow. It’s such a unique color and will make up for what this simple skirt may lack in style.

You don't need a court time to enjoy the retro styling of this archive-inspired tennis skirt cut from a cool, breathable piqué fabric - you can wear this for all sports and fun occasions!

Dona Jo Glide Skirt

The Dona Jo Glide Skirt in Apricot is full of detail and charm. It’s made for those looking for a longer length active skort. 

If you’re looking for a patterned skirt but don’t want anything too crazy, the Dona Jo Glide Skirt in Apricot is right up your alley.

Full of detail and charm, this style and pattern is subtle yet effective. It’s lightweight, breathable, form-fitted, and made with flat seams for comfort.

This skirt is also made for those looking for a longer length active skort. Built-in compression shorts and a medium rise waistband also add to this additional coverage.

Other features of this skirt include deep side pockets and UVB protection for the outdoor runner or tennis player.

This skirt is $68 with free shipping.

Girlfriend Skort

The Girlfriend Skort is made from recycled water bottles, so by purchasing and wearing this skirt, you’re diverting 23 water bottles from landfills, preventing 18.17 lbs of CO2 from being released, and saving 4.51 KWH of energy.

This skirt is keeping it casual in its truest sense. The colors are simple, and so is it’s style. You can get this skirt in Midnight, Ivory, Moon, Black, Moss, Plum, and Earth. 

This skirt is also a sustainable option. It’s actually made from recycled water bottles! By purchasing and wearing this skirt, you’re diverting 23 water bottles from landfills, preventing 18.17 lbs of CO2 from being released, and saving 4.51 KWH of energy. Its compressive fabric contains 79% RPET and 21% spandex. 

This skirt is more than just simple and sustainable. It’s also super functional with built-in compression shorts, a high-rise waist, hidden mesh pockets, and side slits.

Dona Jo Ultimate Skirt

The Dona Jo Ultimate Skirt offers extra coverage than most skirts with long built-in compression shorts and a medium rise waist.

This skirt is a great option for those who are hesitant to switch from shorts to a skirt because it offers extra coverage. With long built-in compression shorts and a medium rise waist, you will feel just as secure in your skirt as you do in shorts.

The Dona Jo Ultimate Skirt is lightweight, breathable, and form-fitted. It’s made with Light® 5-way stretch material and flat seams for comfort. 

As a bonus this skirt has a hidden key pocket for storing essentials, as well as deep side pockets on the interior shorts. It also offers UVB protection to make sure you’re covered when you’re exercising outdoors.

This skirt is $65 with free shipping.

Free People Pleats and Thank You Skort

The Free People Pleats and Thank You Skort features a fun and flowy skirt over skim-fitting shorts with a high-rise waistband and pleated hem.

This skort is so cute, we can hardly imagine wearing it to workout instead of to go out. But then again, that’s what the athletic skort movement is all about - bringing the style and chic back to workout gear. 

The Free People Pleats and Thank You Skort features a fun and flowy skirt over skim-fitting shorts with a high-rise waistband and pleated hem.

Other features include pull-on style and tonal seam details.

You can get this skirt in White, Black, or Acai.

Aerie Offline Nylon Skirt

The Aerie Offline Nylon Skirt was made for movement with seriously soft nylon and a shortie underneath the skirt.

We can always count on Aerie for comfortable loungewear and athleticwear, and now we can add skirts to the list!

The Aerie Offline Nylon Skirt was made for movement with seriously soft nylon so that you are comfortable every step of the way.

It comes with a shortie underneath for additional coverage and comfort. 

Other details are a hidden key pocket and a regular-rise waistband.

You can grab this skirt in True Black if you want to keep it casual or Raw Sienna if you want a floral look!

Athleta Run With It 14" Skort

The Athleta Run With It 14" Skort was designed especially for running. This includes long distance, short distance, and trail running.

Running in a skirt? No, we’re not joking. The Athleta Run With It 14" Skort was made for long distance, short distance, and trail running. We think that covers just about all of the bases.

The Featherweight Stretch™ fabric is made with recycled polyester, a material sourced from post-consumer plastic bottles, to help lessen the product’s impact on the world. 

As for the feel, it’s silky sleek and light as air. It’s breathable, abrasion-resistant, wrinkle-resistant, and quick-drying. It’s rated a UPF 50+, so you can be sure that you’re getting excellent protection.

Other features of the skirt include a back secure zip pocket, a knit SuperSonic waistband for comfort, split sides for mobility, and ventilation built in where you need it.

You can purchase this skirt in Sequoia Blue, Agate Purple, Black.
Athletic skirts have all of the features athletic shorts have, and some even more so. Athletic skirts also provide an element of chicness that athletic shorts lack. So if looking stylish while working out is important to you, we think athletic skirts are your best option. And they’re in! Before you know it, everyone will be hopping on to this trend.

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