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.”
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):
And a full frontal:
I’m telling you, this skirt has the cutest design on the side:
Here’s the rollover band at the top:
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!