I don't have a "runner's body." I'm curvy, and overweight. I'm exactly the person who should be more active. But the athletic apparel companies don't seem to make running clothes that work for women shaped like me. Athletic clothes actually made the whole process more uncomfortable. Running shorts would ride up and leave my inner thighs chafed. Compression shorts under the running shorts prevent chafing, but don't help the issue of the shorts constantly riding up. I would make it about 20 steps before I had to do some weird side-stepping while I pulled the legs of the shorts back down. Running capris stayed down, but I felt so exposed with skin tight fabric stretched across my ample backside. Slowly trudging down the street when you are learning to run is embarrassing enough without worrying about awkward running clothes.
I tried a few running skirts before I found my Skirt Sports skirt. I loved the idea of "chafe proof" shorts covered by a skirt, I just couldn't find a style that actually worked. Some [companies] put slip-resistant seams on the shorts, which didn't prevent them from riding up and only added to the chafing. Others didn't even bother to try to make the shorts stay down.
Running with my first Skirt Sports skirt opened a whole new world of enjoyable running. For the first time I wasn't fussing with my clothes as I ran. The skirt provided modest cover for real compression shorts that actually stayed in place. The hidden pockets were a bonus that allowed me to do away with the uncomfortable arm band I had been using for my phone and keys. Somehow the designers had even created a waistband that stayed in place without ever feeling like the skirt had a waistband.
My collection of Skirt Sports gear has grown because I won't settle for ill-designed athletic clothes any longer. I wear my skirts for walking, biking and yoga class. I will even admit to wearing my skirts to the office on days I know I need to wear comfortable clothes -- and they always get positively noticed.
Thank you Skirt Sports. Your commitment to a quality product has helped make being active comfortable and enjoyable. I still don't have a "runner's body", but I went from being a woman who didn't like running, to a woman planning for her second marathon.