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8 Exercise Skirts for the Gym, Hiking Trails, and More 

This is the activewear trend you'll want to wear all summer long.
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While last summer saw the rise of bike shorts, this year we're seeing virtually all of our favorite activewear brands release their own versions of the athletic skirt (i.e. a skort made from performance material with built-in shorts). After all, why should you have to sacrifice style when you're hitting the tennis court or traversing a hiking trail? And while we don't see the popularity of bike shorts going anywhere, there's definitely a new activewear trend you'll want to explore this summer.

There are plenty of exercise skirts and skorts available to shop from some of our favorite brands like Outdoor Voices and Girlfriend Collective, plus you can find many extra affordable options on Amazon. These pieces can be worn for everything from tennis matches to jogs to hikes, and nearly everything in between. And since all of the skorts listed here are made from lightweight, breathable, and sweat-wicking materials, you can rest assured that they'll look chic while keeping you cool and comfortable during all of your summertime activities.

Keep reading for eight of our favorite athletic skirts on the market right now.

Baleaf Women's Athletic Skort

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Shoppers frequently rave about Baleaf's activewear, which is both affordable and available on Amazon, including this sleek exercise skirt with built-in shorts. Designed to wick away sweat while providing a comfortable, secure fit, the tennis skort is available in 14 colors, so you'll be able to find one (or several) that fit perfectly into your wardrobe.To buy: amazon.com, $28

Werena Pleated Tennis Skirt

Blue tennis skirt
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Currently the number one best-seller in Amazon's women's athletic skirts category, this flouncy skort is an impressively affordable option to add to your summer uniform. Made from a polyester and spandex blend, it comes in 16 colorways and has a wide elastic waistband that's both comfortable and flattering. You'll also find pockets both in the hidden shorts and on the back of the skirt, allowing you to keep essentials within close reach. 

To buy: amazon.com, from $22

Outdoor Voices Hudson 4-inch Skort

Navy exercise skort
Credit: Courtesy of Outdoor Voices

Offering medium coverage with a 4-inch length (Outdoor Voices also sells 3- and 4.5-inch versions), this skort with built-in liner shorts is made from lightweight, quick-drying recycled polyester that will keep you cool and dry through all your workouts. It also features a phone pocket in the shorts, a secure waistband pocket, and hidden side zipper pocket.

To buy: outdoorvoices.com, $58

Outdoor Voices Rectrek 3-inch Skort

Pink and cream patterned skort
Credit: Courtesy of Outdoor Voices

Offering medium coverage with a 4-inch length (Outdoor Voices also sells 3- and 4.5-inch versions), this skort with built-in liner shorts is made from lightweight, quick-drying recycled polyester that will keep you cool and dry through all your workouts. It also features a phone pocket in the shorts, a secure waistband pocket, and hidden side zipper pocket.

To buy: outdoorvoices.com, $78

Alo Yoga Match Point Tennis Skirt

White tennis skirt
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The a-line cut of this tennis skirt is both stylish and flattering, making it a great option to wear both on and off the court. It's made from a lightweight woven material, while the attached shorts underneath are a soft performance jersey fabric. Plus, a hidden interior pocket in the shorts allows you to store keys, cards, and other small essentials. 

To buy: aloyoga.com, $62

Lululemon Court Rival High Rise Skirt

Black tennis skirt
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This skirt was designed for both tennis and running, but it can take you through plenty of adventures (athletic or otherwise). It's made from Lululemon's signature lightweight swift fabric, which is stretchy, quick-drying, and sweat-wicking. Liner shorts will keep you comfortable and secure, and there's an inner pocket for keeping valuables safe. It's also available in tall sizing.

To buy: lululemon.com, $68

Girlfriend Collective Skort

Woman wearing dark green exercise skort
Credit: Courtesy of Girlfriend Collective

Girlfriend Collective is known for its stylish, sustainable, and size-inclusive activewear, so it's no surprise the brand has its very own exercise skirt. This skort has a simple, streamlined look with a high-waisted fit, side slits, and hidden mesh pockets in the built-in compression shorts. Made with a spandex fabric blend sourced from recycled materials, this skort comes in sizes XXS to 6XL.

To buy: girlfriend.com, $58

Athleta Action Skort in Dobby

Woman wearing pink exercise skort
Credit: Courtesy of Athleta

This sleek skirt is designed for medium- to high-impact workouts thanks to its barely there feel, built-in shorts, and three convenient pockets. The blend of recycled polyester and spandex is sweat-wicking and breathable; plus, it's rated UPF 50+, so it will protect you from UV rays during outdoor activities.

To buy: athleta.gap.com, $69

Madeline Diamond is a Brooklyn-based e-commerce editor at Travel + Leisure, and she's constantly fighting the impulse to overpack for her next trip. You can follow her on Twitter @madgdiamond and Instagram @madelinediamond.

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