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Newest Obsession: Running Dress

Adventures of Running Mom blogger models her Nuu Muu dressPeople--and women in particular--either love or hate the idea of running in a skirt. There is no middle ground on this prickly issue.

I fall into the "love them" camp. I own several running skorts and have run all but one of my marathons in a them. They're comfortable, non-chafing, and damn cute.  Plus, unlike wearing shorts in 90% humidity, you don't look like you've just wet your pants after finishing a long run. 

Skorts slowly seem to be gaining acceptance in the running community so obviously it's time to introduce something new: the running dress. 

How cute is this dress, I ask you?Check out these dresses from Nuu-Muu. Super cute. The photos are from the Adventures of Running Mom site. This is a real runner (read: not model) in one of the dresses. I love how it can transition from running dress to outfit with the simple addition of some yoga pants. 

My friend Iris sent me this link to her new Bolle running dress. Also adorable. The look is perfect for transitioning from a run to heading into a coffeeshop for a post-run coffee and bagel. Bolle's Running Dress

Still, I'm not sure I have enough moxy to carry off wearing one of these. But I felt the same way the first time I showed up in a skort, and I don't even blink now about pulling those on. So yes, I think a running dress is in my near future, along with some Girl Shortie pants to wear beneath it. 

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Reader Comments (4)

Yes! Everyone in dresses! I should admit that the Bolle dress is technically a tennis dress, but it works great for running (the running skort evolved from tennis apparel after all). I think right now tennis-wear designers are about a 10K ahead of running-dress designers, having years more experience designing stuff to move and sweat in while still looking good. Better cut and finish work overall, and more comfy fabrics. That said, I'm totally looking forward to watching (and wearing) what the running crowd comes up with over time.

August 6, 2010 at 1:48 PM | Unregistered CommenterIris

Oh! And to solve my ongoing pocket dilemma? I wear my running dress with a pair of Nike compression shorts that have a zipper pocket at the lower-back area.

And! Tennis stuff tends to be less expensive than run-centric dresses and skorts. More demand, I'm guessing.

August 6, 2010 at 1:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterIris

I love running in skorts, too, but I don't think I'm up for running dresses. Just doesn't feel right for my personality (we won't mention my figure at this point).

August 9, 2010 at 11:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterMelinda Neely

Oh... Just doesn't feel right for my personality!

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