Three Times You Need to Wear Women’s Running Shorts

Women’s running shorts are much more versatile than you think, and too comfortable to just wear while you’re jogging.

Woman lacing up her running shoes.
Like so many other women’s fashions that flowed from the gym to the street, women’s running shorts are stylish, comfortable, and just the ticket for working out or lounging around.Pexels/Tirachard Kumtanom

Women’s running shorts are breathable, stretchy and surprisingly cute. Here are three pairs we love to break a sweat in, whether we’re in for a marathon or a sprint.

High Waist Workout Yoga Running Compression Exercise Shorts

Long Length

These are available in basically every color in the rainbow, up to a 5XL.Baleaf

When you’re on the run, look for a pair of shorts with a side pocket or one hidden in the waistband. That way, you can keep keys, phone and headphones on hand and out of your way.

Under Armour Women's Fly By Running Shorts

Moisture Wicking Fabric

Lightweight polyester stays dry and lets you move freely.Under Armour

While cotton is comfy for day-to-day, it’s almost always best to stick to synthetic fabrics, like polyester, for exercising. These materials tend to stay dry during intense sweat sessions, last through many wears and can withstand plenty of laundry cycles.

High Waist Out Pocket Yoga Short

Flattering Fit

These pair perfectly with just a sports bra or cropped hoodie. ODODOS

Another advantage of synthetic fabric is just how stretchy it is. It won’t pull or pinch while you’re running, and gives your full range of motion. A high waist is comfortable and looks cute on errand runs, not just the sporty runs.