dressed up like a lady: Half-pint/Full-Pint: Playground Shorts

Jul 27, 2012

Half-pint/Full-Pint: Playground Shorts

Um, a few people have asked, so I figured I might as well come out and say it (as well as show it): Yes, I wear dance shorts under my mini skirts!


I'm unduly obsessed with mini skirts that have a full circle silhouette, which are super adorable, but can quite problematically blow out of their designated region of coverage (namely: my butt). Full minis are often called "skater" skirts, and quite appropriately so, as any nerd who's watched the Winter Olympics knows that ice skaters don't exactly run the risk of letting their unmentionables show when they do a triple salchow or whatever. They've got a whole leotard type situation going on under there, so I do roughly the same thing. I actually started doing this back in high school, inspired by the kick pants worn by cheerleaders, but in the picture above, I'm wearing the Capezio Boy Short.

There's actually an entire market devoted to exactly this kind of product -- it's just mostly directed at children.


But hey, it's still awesome that parents of little girls who like to play in skirts now and then (but deserve to do so without scraping their bums on slides!) don't even have to visit the dancewear store to make their daughters (and darling step daughters) playground ready. My beloved half-pint GBear is a fan of Playground Pals and Monkeybar Buddies, but there are also Hide-eees and Francie Pants, the latter of which are smart enough to make playground shorts for grown ups too!


P.S. People keep asking me about my diet/workout plan! Are you guys seriously asking or are you just being flattering? Because I'll detail that shit if you want, but I don't want to bore you with nutritionist talk if you're just being sweet. :)

9 comments :

  1. Please give details :D I'm still waiting for your suggestions according vegan diet :)

    And I do the same thing when I wear short dresses :) But I have plain jeans shorts underneath.

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    1. I am officially working on a diet/nutrition post! I just have to finish writing my wedding vows first! :)

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  2. All I've ever wanted is a fun pairs of skirt-safety-shorts. And maybe my own bumper cars ride, but I'll take what I can get. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Please detail that shit on your diet/workout plan!!! I'm talking exercise, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack time, fourth meal, elevensies....all of it!

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  4. Great idea! I had this problem with short skirts when I visited NY! Thanks for always commenting, you always make my day! I find that people don't comment half as much as they used to a few years ago. Do you agree?

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    1. Absolutely, there used to be a pretty solid community of fashion bloggers, and we all seemed to care and comment and encourage. But I kind of wonder if there are just so many more bloggers out there now, perhaps people's comment-time is spread more thinly. Either way, I'm definitely guilty of being nostalgic for the Good Old Days. :)

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  5. cammila - yes, si, uh huh. I for one am truly interested in your
    diet and exercise routine - one of the most non-snoring topics

    please - inquiring minds want to know. thank you, plum.

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    1. Okay, I'm on it. I HAVE to finish writing my vows first, but a Health/Body Regimen post is officially in the works. :)

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  6. Hah, that sounds fantastic! Keep dreaming :)

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