I look like I'm wearing an Amish Swimsuit.
Now, in general, I don't give a shit what I look like when I'm running. For one, I'm typically running before the ass crack of dawn and two I'm one of those people that require a shit ton of makeup/hairdoing/fashion help to make me look half-way presentable to the world. So, why bother when I'm running?
But, COME ON, Amy... you can do better than this bullshit:
It looks like I'm wearing a skirt, for chrissakes!!!!
A SKIRT!!!!! HELP!
So, it was time for a fashion intervention. On myself. Awesome.
First things first... what the hell are my options? I've got a stash of about 14 pairs of Nike Tempo Shorts that are all equally unflattering, so I wanted to try something different this time. I started with the Roga shorts by a company called Oiselle.
Obvs, not me.
I ordered a couple of pairs from amazon and was a little nervous that they were going to be too short, too short-waisted and just generally look awful on me.
For comparison, I also ordered a pair from Lululemon (yes, we have a store and I could have just gone there and tried them on, but I cannot stand going into a lululemon store. I know, I'm weird).
At least she's pastey white like me!
I expected to love the Lululemon shorts (which are 60 bucks with tax!!!!!!!) and hate the cheaper Roga pair ($40 bucks and no tax). (Especially considering how much I love my lululemon yoga pants).
But, here's the deal. The Roga shorts are AWESOME! They fit well, they feel great, they are flattering, they dry super fast (very important feature for a sweaty gal like myself) and they are very comfortable.
The Lululemon shorts I am actually really disappointed in (to be fair, I think I ordered a size too big). They make my already flat ass look even flatter.
See that top portion? That's what I refer to as the ass-flattener.
The Roga has a similiarly wide waist band, but it doesn't flatten my ass nearly as much:
Okay, so you'll have to take my word for it, because this model's ass looks really flat in the Rogas.
The first couple of times I wore the Roga Shorts, I got compliments. Which means, that either they do legitimately look good on me. OR, I just looked so awful before that anything is an improvement (either way, I'll take it). I'm sending the lululemon ones back (did I mention I hate going into lululemon stores?) and ordering another couple pair of Rogas.
Yay for new running gear! What kind of shorts do you wear?