Lightweight Summer Skirts That are Perfect for Working Out and Running Errands

Summer skirts for every occasion imaginable

May 20, 2022

Are you looking to expand your skirt collection for this summer? Looking for pieces that are great for the gym and for the grocery store? In this guide, we’ll be discussing some of the best options for lightweight summer skirts that will keep you cool and covered. Here are just a few of the topics we’ll be covering in this article:

  • Short lightweight summer skirts
  • Skirted capris to rock all summer long
  • Skirted leggings to hit the tennis court and runway in

Short, Chic Skirts to Stay Cool in

Feel flirty in these shorter athletic skirts

Tennis skirts have been all the rage in the past few years, and they’re becoming more popular than ever as brands introduce more unique and interesting patterns and cuts in their skirts. While tennis skirts were traditionally fairly conservative in their length, considering modesty over freedom of movement, contemporary tennis skirts can range from being 11 to 14 inches in length. This length can make the skirt more lightweight and easier to move in, and it can also make for a flattering silhouette.

Below are some great options for tennis skirts, whether you’re looking for a classic or bold look. For even more athletic skirt outfit inspiration, check out this guide from Dona Jo.

Dona Jo Soar Skirt in Flore

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Nothing pairs better with an elegant athletic skirt like a matching top! Get this full look by pairing the Soar Skirt with the Dona Jo Love Bra in Flore. Image courtesy of Irosenav’s Instagram.

If you’re feeling floral, check out the Soar Skirt by Dona Jo. This beautifully crafted skirt was designed with style in mind. The multi-layered ruffles compliment the muted floral design, and the skirt’s waistband sits in just the right way to flatter any waistline.

This lightweight piece was designed with Light® 5-way stretch material, ensuring that your skirt won’t get in the way of your game. The skirt’s deep pockets in the interior shorts are a great place to store a phone, car keys, tennis balls, or anything else small that you brought to the court.

Price: $76

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Sizes: Size 1 (S), Size 1.5 (M), Size 2 (L), Size 3 (XL)

Dona Jo Glide Skirt

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While summer might come and go, the beautiful and lively pattern on Dona Jo’s Glide Skirt could never go out of style.

Float like a butterfly on the tennis court in this lovely design by Dona Jo. This skirt offers a unique spin on the classic tennis skirt, with its asymmetrical ruffle design and multiple layers. If you’re looking for more leg coverage, this skirt is a great option. The longer length provides a greater level of protection and support.

The skirt’s waistband is medium rise and is fitted in all the right places. The interior shorts are a solid black color and contain deep pockets on each side for accessible and plentiful storage.

Pair this skirt with any workout top and you’re sure to be getting compliments left and right!

Price: $76

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Sizes: Size 1 (0-8), Size 2 (10-14), Size 3 (16-20)

Dona Jo Ultimate Skirt in White Lily

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The Dona Jo Ultimate Skirt offers extra coverage than most skirts with long built-in compression shorts and a medium rise waist. Image courtesy of Stylist.Whitney’s Instagram.

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 adorable floral pattern is classy enough to wear to the golf course and comfy enough to lounge around in at home. This pattern pairs perfectly with any sort of top, and it matches with basically any pair of shoes.

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.

Price: $76

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Sizes: Size 1 (S), Size 1.5 (M), Size 2 (L), Size 3 (XL), Size 4 (XXL)

Skirted Leggings and Capris to Soak Up the Sun in

Higher-coverage options to stay comfortable and classy in

If you’re going for a long run in your athletic skirt, or if you plan on getting your steps in for the day by walking around town, a skirted capri or pair of leggings might be the right option for you. While they can be a little toastier than traditional tennis skirts, they offer better leg coverage so that you can avoid chafing and get your best workout in. Also, certain types of skirted leggings and capris utilize ultra-lightweight fabrics that can help to make it feel like you aren’t even wearing leggings – which is perfect for those hot summer months.

If you’re looking for more outfit inspiration with skirted leggings and capris, check out this post from Dona Jo on how to style the look.

Dona Jo Skirted Capri in Wildblue

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Get vibrant in a pair of skirted capris from Dona Jo. Image courtesy of Nancylessnick’s Instagram.

The Dona Jo Skirted Capri in Wildblue is the perfect option for someone looking for a high-quality athleticwear skirt with slightly more coverage. With black leggings that come down to about mid-calf level, this pair of skirted capris strikes a great balance between being fashionable and comfortable.

This pair of skirted leggings has deep inner pockets that are great for holding car keys, cell phones, extra tennis balls, or anything else small that you need to carry around. The skirt has a medium rise waistband that provides additional coverage and support.

The electric design is sure to catch the eye of any opponent on the court or fellow fashionistas you encounter. Check out more of the Dona Jo skirted capri collection for even more vibrant designs.

Price: $86

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Sizes: Size 1 (S/M), Size 2 (L), Size 3 (XL)

Dona Jo Skirted Legging ECO in Navy

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Nothing beats the classics. Image courtesy of Adventureswithpollin’s Instagram.

The monochromatic look is in – and you can get it with the Dona Jo Skirted Leggings ECO in navy. This fully-blue look pairs well with just about anything, and it’s versatile when it comes to dressing it up or down.

Made with eco-friendly materials and super breathable material, you’ll hardly know that you’re wearing leggings with this piece. The skirt hides the legging’s deep pockets while also giving some shape to the look.

If you’re looking for your first pair of skirted leggings, this pair is it. The classic look is easy to pair, comfortable, and stylish for every season.

Price: $86

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Sizes: Size 1 (S/M), Size 2 (L), Size 3 (XL)

Whether you’re looking to purchase your athletic skirt or expand your collection, any of the pieces on this list are great options for lightweight summer skirts. So soak up the summer by rocking any and every one of these looks!

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