Hey everyone!!! Todays post will be my honest opinions on the Gym Girl skirt sports skirt and the Happy Girl skirt sports skirt. Both I bought from our ambassador resale page so both were "new to me" but not brand new.
Ok so here goes!!!!
Picture on the left is the Gym Girl, on the right Happy Girl
First impressions- love them both!
The Gym Girl is 13.5 inches in the front 14.5 inches in the back and built in shorties with a 5 inch inseam.
Happy girl is 16.5 inches in the front, 17.5 inches in the back and built in shorties with a 7 inch inseam.
Both skirts cover my bigger back side and don't overly accentuate it. Although looking at these pics the Happy Girl doesn't have the slits on the side like the Gym Girl so Happy Girl molds my body better.
Side view - Gym Girl has open slits on the side that would be amazing for in the gym, hence the name lol. The Happy Girl is just as comfortable without the slits, it has just as much range of motion, but the Gym Girl would probably be easier when doing squats .
Now for the break down- I ran on the treadmill with each of these skirts on separate days.
Gym Girl Skirt-- Fits super comfortable just about the waist, not too tight- not too loose (didn't squeeze the muffin top or anything). 5 inch shorties are made from comfortable compressive mesh fabric that keeps them in place but do not squeeze too tight. There are 2 pockets on each side of the shorts and a sonic music port for easy access for wired headphones. My iPhone 7 plus easily fits in the pocket ( I did not run with it in the pocket, but it fit snug that I don't see it moving around at all).
While running I did notice the shorties moved a little bit, I don't know if the 5 inch inseam is just a little too short for my bigger legs or when I put them on initially I pulled/stretched them too far down to begin with and they were just trying to find their sweet spot. When I say they moved it was only slightly and not uncomfortable at all, but I did notice it and stopped a couple times to adjust. My thighs are one of my trouble areas and have always been bigger, which is why I usually have trouble with any kid of workout shorts. I will still wear the gym girl when I run and I think they would be perfect for hiking trails in the summer as a family!
Happy Girl Skirt-- Fits SO comfortable! Again it sat at the waist and doesn't squeeze any of the goods or bad points. The 7 inch inseam shorties are also made from the same compressive mesh fabric that keeps the shorts in place. There are 3 pockets, 2 on the sides of the shorts and one zippered pocket on the outside back of the skirt, Happy Girl also has the sonic music port for headphone cords. Again my iPhone 7 plus easily fits without the fear of bouncing or falling out.
While running this skirt was AMAZING! The shorties hit my legs at the perfect spot and didn't move a cm - scratch that a mm! Like I said I have bigger thighs and I think that the 7 inch inseam sit at a better point than the 5 inch ones on me. They were so comfortable and I didn't even notice I was wearing them under the skirt. The skirt has a flow to it, but doesn't get in the way at all! I had an amazing run and just kept thinking "wow this skirt is great", seriously it was that amazing! It helped me rock 5 miles this morning and my mind was just blown how great it was.
Also a bonus point with BOTH skirts, even though I was super sweaty neither showed sweat marks and neither felt weighed down from the sweat (and believe me I sweat A LOT).
So overall I love the Gym Girl, but I LOVE the Happy Girl. So with that when I go to buy more I would for sure pick the Happy Girl first and then the Gym Girl. I have not had the opportunity to try any others yet but I am in love with these 2 so far!
---- edited to add I am about 5'6 - 5'7 and between a 14 and 16 in pants- I can fit into 14's but wouldn't wear them in public yet. Making my way down :)
I hope this helps anyone that is debating between these two. Make sure you click the Skirt Sports logo at the top of my page and use the code 1NEWLOVE20 for 20% off!
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