The Best Workout Skorts For Women Of All Ages!

Style expert, journalist, fashion blogger and activewear enthusiast has the scoop on 14 of the best workout skorts in a variety of styles, lengths, trends and price ranges for women of all ages!


Like many of you, I grew up wearing skorts! They were essential when playing on the monkey bars as a kid. Not to mention it was cool to have shorts built right into my favorite skirts. I’d always loved them and was excited when they became popular for women recently, especially workout skorts! They are ideal for long walks, running, golfing, tennis, and more. I love that they add a little femininity to the classic running shorts and activewear in general. Dylan Dreyer is one of the many celebrities who wear workout skorts golfing, and since I love her style, I knew had to order one!

This spring I made searching for the perfect workout skort to be one of my missions, and I’m glad to report that I purchased one by the brand MWL by Madewell! In fact, I found 14 workout skorts with great reviews that I’m obsessed with and you’re sure to love! Skorts are ideal for every woman regardless of age and/or athletic ability! They’re cute, look great on, and they’re also extremely comfortable and suitable for working out, running errands, and relaxing at home. 


The Best Black Workout Skorts

One of the best investments I made this summer is purchasing my MWL by Madewell Fitness Skort in black. I have worn it countless times and am tempted to buy another one just so I have something to wear when it’s in the wash! This skort is made of a lightweight compression jersey fabric, which is cool to the touch and so cozy. It is perfect for long walks with my dogs in the morning before the weather heats up and keeps me cool throughout the day! Another great thing about this skort is that it is ideal for playing tennis since it has a “side mesh ball pocket”. I have used the pocket for storing my phone and my keys when I lock up before going on a walk. This skort is also a must for running errands. I wore it to take my dog Millie to the veterinarian last week!

MWL by Madewell Fitness Skort True Black best workout skorts
MWL by Madewell Fitness Skort Color: True Black




Sweaty Betty has some of the top workout skorts at great price points! This popular Sweaty Betty Swift Running Skort comes in three colors including black, sherbet yellow, and blue. Many reviewers stated that they love the skort because it stays in place, is stretchy, and is comfortable. I personally love the back zip pocket. Having a hidden zip button in the back is a must for me, especially when I go for a walk in the field across the street from my house. I would hate to lose my air pods or earbuds as I know I would never find them in the field. Having a back zip pocket is essential for me!

Sweaty Betty Swift Running Skort Black best workout skorts
Sweaty Betty Swift Running Skort Color: Black


First and foremost, how cute is this fall outfit? I’m obsessed with the black Zella Suns Out Performance Skort, monochromatic collared top, and lightweight brown jacket! This skort will look amazing with your favorite sneakers and activewear-inspired top this summer and into fall. I love that it’s available in eight different colors and is made of moisture-wicking fabric, which is essential when working out. Another amazing thing about this skort is how easy it is to launder! It is machine washable, and you can tumble dry low or line dry – it’s totally up to you!

Zella Suns Out Performance Skort Black best workout skorts
Zella Suns Out Performance Skort Color: Black



Last summer tennis skirts and skorts were all the rage for every day. Now that life has started going back to normal and many of us heading to the gym and the tennis court, tennis skirts and skorts are ideal for more than just running errands! There is so much to love about this Splits59 Venus Rigor Skort! I adore the trendy style, side slit, and the fact that it is made out of moisture wicking nylon and elastane fabric. It is machine washable, which is an added bonus! This must have skort (for working out or athleisure) comes in two colors: white and black. Which one is your favorite? I want them both!

Splits59 Venus Rigor Skort Black workout skorts
Splits59 Venus Rigor Skort Color: Black




The Best Black Spanx Workout Skorts

I fell in love with Spanx clothing nearly a year ago and have been obsessed ever since. Besides making one look fabulous, the clothing is well made and comfortable! This classic black Spanx The Get Moving Skort is 17″ long, modest, and ideal for any activity! According to the Spanx website, the skort has “booty boost shorts (built in for added sculpting)”, are “sweat wicking and quick drying”, and they offer “UV50+ protection.” I love dresses, skorts, skirts, and shorts with pockets, and I’m so happy this skort has roomy pockets! There is enough space for your air pods, earbuds, keys, your phone, and even a few treats for your precious pup!

The skort comes in two colors: white or black, and I want them both! It is ideal for tennis, a long walk and you could even wear it to play golf if you wish. I love how they paired it with a solid color tank. This Spanx activewear must have will look amazing with a polo shirt, a crewneck sweatshirt, or a half zip sweater on a cool fall day!

Spanx The Get Moving Skort, 17 Very Black best workout skorts
Spanx The Get Moving Skort, 17″ Color Very Black




If you love the look of the Spanx workout skort I featured above, but would prefer one that is a bit shorter, you’re in luck! This must have 14″ Spanx The Get Moving Skort is definitely for you! It has all the essentials that the 17″ skort has including their signature built in “Booty Boost shorts” for added confidence. ” It is made of “sweat wicking, and quick drying” fabric and offers “UPF 50+ protection” which is a must if you’re exercising in the great outdoors. The shorts have an invisible pocket for your necessities such as your phone, identification card/drivers license, cash or a debit/credit card, keys and more. If you’re wearing this skort to walk or run with your dog, you can stash a few extra dog treats and dog waste bags in the pocket as well.

It comes in three different colors including navy blue (navy haze), black, and white. The best part is this best selling skort is machine washable and you can tumble dry low, which is perfect so you can wear it often!

Spanx The Get Moving Skort, 14 Black best workout skorts
Spanx The Get Moving Skort, 14″ Color: Black



The Best Black Golf Skorts

My Nike workout shorts have been my lifeline for years! They are lightweight and cool, so when I spotted this pleat front Nike Golf Nike Dri-FIT Ace Golf Skort I knew I had to have it! I’m just hoping these Jordan golf shoes will make their way to my closet as this would be the perfect outfit! This cute skort is available in arctic orange, white, and black. I’m such a huge fan of Nike’s moisture-wicking Dri-FIT clothing as it is lightweight and manages to keep you cool on hot spring, summer, and fall days.

It will look great with a crisp white blouse, polo shirt, or collared tank top. You can also wear this skort with a fleece pullover on a cool morning if you have an early tee time!

Nike Golf Nike Dri-FIT Ace Golf Skort Black best workout skorts
Nike Golf Nike Dri-FIT Ace Golf Skort Color: Black




The Best White Workout Skorts

I am so excited that my Madewell MWL Flex Fitness Skort is now available in a multitude of colors! When I bought it in June I was only able to find it in black and hoped and prayed it would be available in other colors as it’s that amazing. I love how lightweight, stretchy and comfortable this skort is. It provides plenty of coverage and is confidence-boosting. I adore the high waisted slimming effect, built-in bike shorts, and the fact that it has pockets. I have always loved Madewell clothing, and I will definitely be splurging more on their fitness line as I’m now obsessed!

This white skort looks great with the complementing monochromatic white tank, white crew socks, and sneakers! This outfit is so chic. In the words of Hall of Famer and coach, Deion Sanders “If you look good, you feel good, and if you feel good, you play good.” This skort will ensure all of the above! The best part is it is only $50 with free shipping. Don’t miss out!

Madewell MWL Flex Fitness Skort Eyelet White best workout skorts
Madewell MWL Flex Fitness Skort Color: Eyelet White




Tory Burch has long been one of my favorite brands! I adore her clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories. Her chic Tory Sport fashion line is luxurious, and chic and will elevate any outfit! I’m obsessed with the Tory Sport Tech Twill Ruffle Skort which is available in many different colors including the shade “snow white.” It is perfect for hitting golf balls at the driving range, a day on the links, or running errands! This gorgeous ruffled skort with button detailing (on the side) has fantastic reviews. While reviewers love the back pocket, they wish it had front pockets for your score card, tees, and golf balls (if you plan to wear it golfing).

Tory Burch Tory Sport TECH TWILL RUFFLE SKORT Snow White best workout skorts golf
Tory Burch Tory Sport TECH TWILL RUFFLE SKORT Snow White




You can’t go wrong with the popular high waisted All Access Center Stage Skort in white! It is structured, provides great coverage, and is made of lightweight activewear jersey (which is machine washable)! This is one of my favorite materials for activewear as it keeps you cool while working out. It is available in many different sizes from xs to 2x. Now is a great time to invest in this mini length skort as you’re sure to wear it into fall, and next year as well.

All Access Center Stage Skort White best workout skorts
All Access Center Stage Skort Color: White



If you love the lightweight mini length Sweaty Betty Swift Skort I featured above in black, but would prefer it in white, you’re in luck! Shopbop has a great selection of this trendy breathable performance skort which is made for high impact workouts. Not only is it trendy and chic, but functional too. You can wear it with a white sports bra or crop tank (and white sneakers) for a trendy monochromatic look or a tee in the color or print of your choice!

Sweaty Betty Swift Skort White best workout skorts
Sweaty Betty Swift Skort Color: White




The Best Gray Workout Skorts

Zella is one of my favorite brands on the planet, and try to feature their athleticwear and of course, their no-show socks which I absolutely adore, every chance I can get. The clothing is well made and at a great price point. I can’t get enough of this Zella Taylor Performance Skort, which is made of recycled polyester and spandex. It comes in four different colors including black, grey zinc, grey magnet, and blue thistle. I love the a-line skirt, built-in shorts, and drawstring tie waist, which is adjustable. Did I mention this great workout skort also has pockets? Now, this is the perfect skort for every activity you have planned!

This performance skort has fantastic 4.6 out of 5 star reviews. It will look great with your sports bra, a crop tank, your favorite athleisure top, or with a graphic tee if you wear it to run errands! I love that activewear essential is machine washable/tumble dry low, which is a must!

Zella Taylor Performance Skort Grey Magnet workout skorts
Zella Taylor Performance Skort Color: Grey Magnet




The Best Pink Workout Skorts

The famed Free People FP Movement workout shorts are an influencer, fashion blogger, and celebrity favorite! I absolutely adore them and can’t get enough of the Free People X FP Movement The Way Home Skort, which is perfect for summer and fall 2022, and spring 2023 as well! If you’re looking to brighten up your workouts, you definitely need this skort in the color “vivacious violet”. It will look amazing with your favorite tee, crop tank, or sports bra and sneakers. This skort has a high waisted smocked waistband, which is not only trendy but flattering.

You can wear it for a long run, lift weights or play your favorite sport!

Free People X FP Movement The Way Home Skort Vivacious Violet best workout skorts
Free People X FP Movement The Way Home Skort Color: Vivacious Violet



The Best Mini Dress Skort

While searching online for a new workout skort, I stumbled on this Sweaty Betty Power Workout Dress and absolutely adore it! This chic dress has built-in shorts and is the perfect dress for playing tennis, a round of golf, a long walk, or a run. It’s available in black at Nordstrom and in black and turquoise at Anthropologie. It is just as perfect for working out as it is for running errands or wearing on vacation. Reviewers have stated that the dress is chic and comfortable, and the shorts don’t ride up, which is fantastic! Did I mention that it has a side pocket for your phone? Even better!

Sweaty Betty Power Workout Dress Black best workout skorts dresses
Sweaty Betty Power Workout Dress Color: Black 




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