Fashion Friday: Team Sparkle Running Skirts

 

Styling, sparkling, and super lightweight. If you want to look glam and like a princess for a road race or run, then Team Sparkle is the answer. Here’s Kenzie and I crossing the line from our 5K race at Disney- we both wore skirts and mine was from Team Sparkle.

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(Kenzie is wearing a skirt that she regularly wears to school – bought at Target from their Hello Kitty collection – not intended for running but it was frilly so fit the bill for Disney!)

I never thought I’d run a race in a skirt. Now, I don’t know that I’ll ever go back after trying out the highly recommended and ultimately amazing Team Sparkle running skirt. I actually ran in my pink skirt 2x over the Run Disney weekend as I wore it for the Disney Royal Family 5K with Kenzie and then again for my Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon the next day.

Almost everyone dresses up for the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon in some sort of costume or frilly accessory. I wanted to run kind of fast and comfortably survive the race – so a full out costume was of no interest for 13.1 miles!  It was super surprising but I ran far faster than I intended too – I credit this skirt as it kept things all about the fun which I adored. As a former “competitive runner” it is awesome to just run for the spirit of running with zero pressure on time.

Team Sparkle is the perfect answer for me and a zillion of those running all the Run Disney events.

Honestly this skirt is comfy and super fast – it will not impact your time at all. I even 1: 47.44 in mine! 

And there is no “rubbing” or “chaffing” like you’d get if you opted for a true Tutu type skirt. Plus, the price is right at only $25. Awesome!

What size to order from Team Sparkle?

These run very true to size but the waist band is super stretchy so you can make a range of sizes work for you. If you are deciding between sizes your height might make the difference -if you want the skirt longer or shorter. For instance, I wasn’t sure if I should wear a size Extra-Small or Small. When I needed a skirt for Disney, Kelly, the owner of the company, brought me both sizes to try on so I could pick the best fit. I ended up going with the XS since I’m only 5’2″ and the shorter XS worked better for me since it was shorter, but both “fit” comfortably and would have worked.



About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

Comments

  1. Alissa says:

    I never thought I’d wear a skirt while running, either, but I think I’d try this one for a more “fun” race like the Disney ones. Or maybe Broad Street needs a little sparkle! :)

    • Alissa says:

      *Oh! And I just love that photo of the two of you crossing the finish line together. What a wonderful memory and to have it captured on film is all the better!

  2. congrats on another awesome run!

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