Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Shabby Apple Running Skirt Review

Ever heard of the Shabby Apple? Don’t be fooled, there is nothing shabby about these folks. They make stylish and unique clothing for women, focusing on keeping their apparel simple, elegant and high quality. They also sell jewelry, swimwear and items for girls and pre-teens. There is even a new bridesmaid line!

Their fitness clothing is especially unique, offering all sorts of running and yoga outfits. They sent me a running skirt to try out – the Firefly Pose Skirt (Tittibhasana) - $44.

In the next few weeks there will be a giveaway featuring this very skirt (well, not the one I wore, but a brand new one just like it), so check back!!

Here is the website description of the skirt:

Your butt and legs never looked so good!  Features a special 3" waistband that can be folded over to show off your awesome abs, or pulled up to tuck in your mom pouches, leaving your tummy flat!  With a fitted top and vents at side, a slight A-Line makes this skirt flattering yet perfect for your run.  This skirt also features built in fitted shorts that tighten up your tush and don't ride up like most other skirts, because they are slightly longer than other leading brands.  Graphic at bottom of skirt keeps it feminine and practical for any athlete. Comes in Black or Grey with White waistband.”

Some photos:

Since the skirt is named after a yoga pose I thought it appropriate to throw in a Warrior I (I never said I had good form):

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And a full frontal:

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I’m telling you, this skirt has the cutest design on the side:

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Action shot:

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Here’s the rollover band at the top:

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Trial Run:

When I first got the skirt, it felt substantial. This was before I put it on. I am used to lighter fabric, and this nylon/spandex blend felt heavier. I ordered an extra small because the description said the skirt “fit generously.” It ended up being a perfect fit. Because I was doing ten miles on the day I wore the skirt, I had my fuel belt with me. I don’t know about you, but my belt always slips and I’m constantly adjusting it for the right fit. One of the best and most unexpected things about this skirt was the band kept my fuel belt in place. I LOVED that aspect.

The skirt itself was very comfortable throughout the run. It felt light and moved well as I ran. The undershorts are tight, yet didn’t ride up where the sun don’t shine. My rule of thumb for running clothes is that I don’t like to notice them. I don’t want anything rubbing or flapping or bouncing. Mostly, once I started running, I forgot about the skirt except to notice how well it kept the fuel belt in place. I think you’ll agree, this skirt has a unique and stylish element to it!!

Bottom line: This is a quality, attractive and practical piece of running apparel. Any more, a decent running skirt will set you back $40-$50. If you are going to spend that on a running skirt, this could be the one for you. It’s comfortable to run in, has a stylish flair and holds up well in the laundry. Try it for yourself!

Stay tuned for an upcoming Firefly Pose Running Skirt giveaway!

32 comments:

  1. I have that skirt and it is one of my faves!!! I wear it all the time and not just for running :) Looks cute on you!

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  2. I want one! Those are super cute! I never get free shit. :(

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  3. Great review! What a cute skirt..the design on it is awesome! I wish I got free stuff like you do!

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  4. Adorable skirt--I'll be signing right up for that giveaway!

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  5. what a cute skirt! I checked out the web site and they have beautiful clothes - wonderful and individual!

    Can't wait for the giveaway!

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  6. That's a really cute running skirt. and dang girl..you're lookin' ripped!

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  7. I probably won't enter to win a skirt, but very cool when you find fitness wear that you're excited about.

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  8. I have absolutely NEVER been tempted to wear a poofy girly girly girl skirt when I run but DAYUM, I'm LIKING that skirt! I even clicked the link. I like the rollever waist and (ok, I can't deny that chromosome) the pretty design on the front.

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  9. I like that skirt, I am not a running skirt girl but that is super cool! You are rippped!

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  10. cute! i am not a running skirt fan but you look great in it!

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  11. very cute skirt! i've never actually worn a running skirt before.

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  12. Cute skirt. You could be a model for them - seriously. Great shots! Can't wait for the giveaway.

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  13. I love Shabby Apple. I've never actually bought anything but when I have several hours to waste and I get tired of stalking blogs I love to look at their dresses and pretend I'm sophisticated enough to pull them off. Very cute skirt, great pics!

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  14. super cute! never heard of the brand.

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  15. That skirt is totally cute. I'm excited for the giveaway.

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  16. The skirt looks awesome! I've been eyeing one for a while, but just can't bring myself to buy it for some reason. Maybe I'll win the giveaway (yeah, right).

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  17. Love the pics...love the skirt...want one! :)

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  18. Cute skirt! And extra points cuz they used 'butt' in the product info!

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  19. um. i would like to win that skirt.
    thank you.

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  20. LOVE this skirt! Can't wait for the giveaway

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  21. Super cute and I would LOVE anything that helps hold my belt in place!

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  22. Very cute skirt! I am always adjusting SOMETHING when I'm running, whether it be headphone cables or fuel belt or bra...

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  23. That is one of the CUTEST skirts I've seen! I had a cute camo skirt but it got lost in the move. I wonder if one of the movers decided he wanted to wear it......lol!

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  24. I like the skirt. I have 2 Nike ones and I like them but what I thought was a good add on I am not liking it for long runs. They have a little pocket in the back and well, the little pocket gets sweaty and it starts to rub. It is a great place to store stuff like jells but in long runs it doesn't feel so good.

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  25. The warrior looks a lot like TOUCHDOWN!!! To me, yoga is all about football penalty moves.

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  26. I love running skirts, and bonus points that this one has fitted shorts underneath! I'm looking forward to the give-away, but I'm checking out their site anyway. Great review!

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  27. that's so cute! i've never really wanted a running skirt but i love that one.

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  28. cute skirt... buff legs... you are ready for Dean!

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