9 Fun Running Skirts

Stride With Style and Comfort

A running skirt is a fashionable and fun piece of clothing that can keep you cool when walking, running or biking. The skirts are made of fabric that wicks away sweat to help keep you dry. They may include ​built-in compression shorts or liner shorts, or they may be designed to layer over your choice of compression shorts. You can find running skirts from many manufacturers, but these companies have something unique to offer. Many of them are small, woman-owned companies.


From basic black to fun prints and glittery sequins, you can dress up for your fun walking event with the tech running skirts from Sparkle Skirts. The SparkleTech Basic Skirt has excellent features including built-in matching undershorts with a  4-inch by 5-inch pocket on each leg, plus a 12-inch zippered pocket in the waistband. Plus, they come in sizes from extra-small through plus sizes. They also have SparkleLight skirts that you can pull on over your own favorite shorts, just to add some glam or to cover-up your spandexed bum. The Minnie Mouse design is great for those participating in Disney events and the sequined designs are fun for any race.


SkirtSports has a variety of running skirt and biking skirt designs. They are made of sweat-wicking fabric with a polyester skirt over semi-compression shorts. Most designs include a pocket on each leg and a cord port at the waistband. Some designs also have a zippered pocket on the skirt. They often feature fun patterns and designs.


X31 is a small company in California specializing in endurance athletic designs. This running skirt is made to go the distance, from 5K through marathon. It has built-in mesh shorties and it's made from sweat-wicking polyester and spandex. The pockets will let you stash your essentials while you are walking, running, or exercising. They include hidden side pockets and a rear zipper pocket with headphone cord hole. You can choose from pink, turquoise, or black and sizes from XS to XL.


The difference with these shorts is that the liner is made of tasc's silky bamboo blend fabric. The 3.5-inch inner shorts have grippy elastic to keep them in place and a media patch pocket for your phone, with a cord exit. The wide waistband has an infinity draw cord. The polyester/lycra spandex skirt has a 13.5-inch body length and four-way stretch. The Rhythm comes in sizes XS through XL.


You might just end up living in this skort all summer long. It has casual style but performance fabric in a nylon/elastane skirt and a polyester/elastane inner short. The fabric has Omni-shield water repellency and Omni-shade UPF 50+ sun protection. There are two side pockets. The side shirred drawstrings let you set your own style. This skort comes in five colors and sizes from XS to XL. This is great for long walks, hikes, travel, and active living. Columbia Sportswear is now a big company, thanks to Gert "Ma" Boyle, its longtime president and "One Tough Mother."

RaesWear Skorts

RaesWear Skort
RaesWear Skort. RaesWear

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This racing skort has a great feature, a 360-degree storage waistband. You can store your essentials in the waistband, tucking them in through two slots. It's a great way to carry your phone, keys, ID and snacks. The built-in compression shorts are four inches long. They are available in sizes XS to XL.

Sweet Spot Skirts

Sweet Spot Skirts 1500
Sweet Spot Skirts. Wendy Bumgardner ©

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These snap-on wrap-around cotton skirts let you add style and cover up. You can wear your favorite tights or shorts, put on a Sweet Spot skirt and not worry that the world can stare at your crevices and cellulite. They come in four sizes and three lengths, but the long row of snaps means these skirts fit from size 0 through size 26. That also makes them a great choice for gift-giving as you don't have to worry about buying the wrong size.

Bskinz All-in-One Skort

B-Skinz All in One Skort
B-Skinz All in One Skort. Wendy Bumgardner ©

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Bskinz has performance skorts with built-in 4-inch shorts in many fun designs, or even basic black. Available in sizes XS to XL. The All-In-One Skort works great for walking and everyday wear. The length varies by size, from 14.5 inches for the extra small to 17 inches for the extra large. They have a wide waistband and an interior drop-in pocket big enough for most mobile phones. The skirt isn't split, so it works great for walking and travel, but may not work for vigorous running. They also have a golf length which is longer and conforms to country club requirements. It has two deep side pockets and a back pocket.

Juno Active Plus Size QuikWik Dual Layer Skirt

Juno Active QuikWik Power Play Dual Layer Skirt
Juno Active

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For those who need plus size athletic clothing, Juno Active is the go-to manufacturer and vendor. This combo will prevent chafing with an inner bike short and an outer tennis skirt. Feel feminine and fresh as the fabric wicks away moisture and prevents chafing. The skirt is slit at each side for easy motion. The skirt helps hide your lumps and bulges, so it may give you more confidence when exercising in public. The skirt length is 16 inches and the shorts' inseam is 5.5 inches. It's available in plus sizes XL to 6X.

They also produce a QuikWik Running Skirt with Capris, which are great for cooler weather or if you need extended protection from chafing. The inseam length for the capris is from 21 inches to 22.25 inches, depending on size. The skirt length is from 13 inches to 15.5 inches, depending on size.


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