Skirt Sports Happy Hour Skirt Review

by MCM Mama on March 23, 2012

I’m going to cut right to the chase on this one.  I LOVE this skirt!  Seriously LOVE it.

Longer than the usual skirt

This skirt is advertised as a “golf” skirt, but it says it’s versatile enough for anything. I’d have to agree. This is the perfect skirt for anyone who wants a little more coverage.

I’ve been “blessed” with substantial thighs. (Note to my German grandmothers: If you were going to share the childbearing hips and the trunklike thighs, could you possibly have given me the boobs too?) I have other skirts. I like those skirts, but this is the first one I’ve found that I think I could happily run a half marathon in. There’s not enough glide in the world to prevent chafing in skirts with just undies under them and anything with a 4-5 inch short is barely long enough on me. The 7″ inseam on the shorties, combined with definite compression, keeps these shorts in place and comfortable. I’ve run 7 miles in them so far with nary a millimeter of slippage. The slightly longer than average overskirt is nice too. I like having my “assets” covered, thankyouverymuch.

There is a pocket on the back of the skirt (intended for a golf card and tee LOL). My iphone fit in it and I’m sure some gels would, but its placement does not make for an attractive look. Unlike some of their other skirts, there are no pockets on the shorties. (This skirt is the same as the Happy Girl skirt(this is an affiliate link), which does have the pocket. Updated to add: I now own many of the Happy Girl Skirts and they are awesome. The pockets on the legs comfortably hold a phone.)

So, what’s not to love about this skirt? The price. With a starting price of $70-75, you aren’t going to buy one in every color. (Ok, maybe you will, but I just can’t justify that.) Thankfully, they frequently have sales and you can occasionally find them on sale on other sites.

So, if like me, you’ve been searching for a skirt with just a little extra coverage and some major “stay put” abilities, this is your skirt.

(Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. I bought this with my own money during one of their sales. No one asked me to do a review.)

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Miz March 23, 2012 at 7:15 am

I struggle with this too as I initially think THAT IS SO MUCH MONEY—and then realize you get what you pay for and order one anyway :-)


2 Kierston March 23, 2012 at 8:18 am

The staying put is key! I haven’t yet tried running in a skirt…maybe I will now! Thanks for sharing :)


3 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean March 23, 2012 at 9:10 am

oooh i’d be all over this since it’s longer than normal!


4 Katie March 23, 2012 at 9:53 am

I LOVE skirt sport skirts . . . they are my fave. I only have one though (got is at 50% off), but it is by far my favorite. I love the Kendall collection . . . so cute.

BTW- Had to laugh at your German grandmother comment . . . I am 50% German and just got the thighs too!


5 Lisa March 23, 2012 at 10:07 am

it looks really cute on you too!

you know,my favorite skirt sport skirt is the lotta breeze capris. what stops me from getting another one is the price. i think i’m going to search for one on sale somewhere.


6 Penny March 23, 2012 at 10:10 am

Thanks for the review. I so want a skirt, but like you I carry my weight in my thighs. I have a Champion shirt, which has compression shorts, but I dont think it looks that great on me . I love reading review on skirts.


7 Steph @fitmomtraining March 23, 2012 at 10:27 am

I love me a good skirt! Not to much the price but I’d rather put out the cash for quality than pay less and get a poor quality product that doesn’t last.


8 Tamara March 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I’m not a runner, but I’d definitely wear one of these hanging around my yard with the kids or puttering around the farmer’s market.
No German heritage in my family, but still ended up with the thighs and lack of boobs… go figure!
The skirt looks great on you!


9 Amanda - RunToTheFinish March 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm

i do often feel like things might be hanging out in other skirts so thanks for the review!


10 Laura March 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Thanks for the heads up, it’s so nice to find something you love! Making a note of this one for future reference…


11 Marlene March 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Look who’s wearing a skirt! 😉 Looks great!


12 Char March 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I’ve never worn a skirt to tun in. But some of the ones that I’ve seen on blogs have certainly made me curious.


13 Erin March 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm

You looks super cute in it! :)


14 shelly March 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Sounds like a great skirt. I’d like that longre inseam too! You are right. There isn’t enough glide in the world!


15 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health March 23, 2012 at 6:40 pm

That skirt looks awesome! And it sounds great too :). I love shorts and skirts that are longer.


16 alma March 23, 2012 at 11:47 pm

So funny you should write this b/c I’m wearing my happy hour skirt now! I LOVE THIS SKIRT too. My legs are shorter so it goes almost to my knees but it’s great for walking or just my casual days for playing w/ my kiddo. In fact, SkirtSports makes the best quality everything. LOVE their tops (fastest drying ones I have), capris, skirt/leggings, skirts. Fortunately they have sales often enough that it’s possible to purchase from them plus once you get going, you get free shipping each time for your next purchase!


17 Samantha March 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Ooooh we get to blame the Germans for the hips and thighs? Sweet. I’m blaming them too (I’m half German).

Thanks for posting this review, I may have to give that skirt a try. (When it’s on sale…)


18 Elle March 24, 2012 at 10:26 pm

So happy to see a longer one! And I am looking for golf skirts.


19 Mamarunsbarefoot March 25, 2012 at 10:28 am

I need one of these!! I don’t have a skirt and really want one.. so cute!


20 Mom's Home Run March 26, 2012 at 7:40 am

I like the extra coverage too. There comes a time when your skirts shouldn’t be too short. However you are right about the price tag: that is one expensive skirt.

But it’s interesting to read that a golf skirt is suitable for running too.


21 Kim @ (Just) Trying March 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm

It looks great on you! I thought it would be TOO long, but you prove that it isn’t. Very nice.


22 Michelle April 22, 2012 at 6:04 pm

OOOO I love this skirt! I was so afraid the longer would be to long but it looks fabulous on you!! Im so going to order. Thank you for this and the laugh about the Gma :)


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