Triumph or Tacky?

25 May

Alright, so I’m going to try to get back on a schedule with my Triumph or Tacky? posts again! Today I’m going to write about last week’s challenge skirt and then later this week I’ll continue playing catch up with my other challenge outfits.

So I am happy to report that last week’s running skirt challenge was a resounding success! Everyone who voted thought that I did great and the family and friends that I showed the skirt to also really liked it!

 

I wore it out on a 5K run on Monday and I have to say that even though the run itself was a bit uncomfortable (it’s been awhile) the running skirt was extremely comfortable! I was very surprised!

I have found in the past that a lot of Old Navy clothing is cheaply made so I didn’t have high hopes for their athletic wear. I was also a little worried about the size of the skirt since their clothing runs quite large (again, back to my vanity sizing rant). I had nothing to worry about though, it fits perfectly!

The shorts under the skirt barely rode up during my run (much less than my more expensive Adidas running skirt), the skirt itself didn’t ride up at all, and even with some strong winds the skirt didn’t flip-up. On top of that, the fact that it has a drawstring waist meant that I could tighten it as much as I needed. I have to say, I am actually very impressed and it makes me want to check out their other athletic wear.

All in all I consider this challenge to be triumph! Thumbs up for Old Navy running skirts!

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2 Responses to “Triumph or Tacky?”

  1. Elyse May 26, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    Didn’t even know running skirts existed – shows how out of the loop I am or how I have not bought new workout clothes in forever. Either way very excited about this find. May look for one myself : )

    • thespendthriftexperiment May 26, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

      They’re really cute! Sports Experts has an awesome Nike one right now, it’s really a tennis skirt and it’s $65 but it’s blue and pleated and completely adorable! It would totally work for running. You should check it out next time you’re at Rideau 🙂

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