With Sparkle Athletic, you’re not just buying a skirt. You’re joining our team: Team Sparkle, a group of women who know what it means to truly shine. At Team Sparkle, we want you to shine too. So we’re spreading the power of sparkle one skirt at a time.
You will get compliments. You will get stares. Your friends and family will spot you a mile away. But most of all, you’ll be motivated and inspired by knowing that Team Sparkle is with you every step of the way. We want to cheer you on as you work to achieve your goals. When you see another woman in a Sparkle Athletic Skirt, you know you have a sister out there on the course.
We’re friends. We’re running buddies. We’re teammates. We run as one. We don’t sweat, we sparkle.
We want to see you sparkle! Use the hashtag #teamsparkle on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so we can share in your training and accomplishments.
Our Sparkle Running Skirts, Sparkle Sleeves, Race Legs, and Power Bands are made right here in the USA. Our shirts are also screen printed in the USA. Our racing wings & visors are not manufactured by Sparkle Athletic. So they are made elsewhere, once upon a time in a land far, far away –
Who us? Models? Go on now. Why, our models aren’t models at all! They are real women, real runners. They are you. They are me. They are the women that make up Team Sparkle!
Because sparkle equals speed? Because there’s power in sparkle? Because it’s hard to slow down when you know everyone’s watching the girl in the sparkly skirt? Honestly, we don’t know. But there is definitely a little magic involved. Once you slip on a Sparkle Athletic skirt, you feel unstoppable. When everyone is cheering for you, it’s hard not to be motivated & run your best! “Go sparkle!” and “I love your sparkle!” and “You’re a sparkly running princess!” are all cheers we’ve actually heard. It puts a little pep in your step, not to mention a smile on your face.
The Sparkle Squad is a (super awesome) members-only group offering exclusive products, 10% off all purchases & free US shipping, a private Facebook group & so much more. Everyone is welcome to join! Membership opens once a year, usualy in June.
We gladly accept returns and exchanges of unworn, unwashed merchandise within 30 days of purchase. We no longer require RMA’s, so it’s easy peasy to return or exchange!
If you wish to return an item, please ship the unworn item to Sparkle Athletic via your preferred method within 30 days of purchase (address below). Please include the packing slip with your order number referenced to ensure proper credit. We’ll gladly refund your money less shipping costs within 7-10 business days of receipt. If the return is a result of our error, please contact us (email@example.com) and we will arrange prepaid shipping.
If you wish to exchange an item, please ship the unworn item to Sparkle Athletic via your preferred method within 30 days of purchase (address below). Please include the packing slip with your order number referenced and write the details of your exchange on the slip. We know that sounds really scary, but it’s not. We will gladly ship your next item to you FREE* via USPS First Class Mail once we have received the item(s) you want to exchange. If you’d like to upgrade to priority shipping, just drop us a line (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1505 E. Rose Ave.
Orange, CA 92867
* Sparkle Athletic does not pay your shipping cost to return the order to us.
* We highly recommend that you send your return via UPS, FedEX, or insured US Mail with tracking information. Items sent but not received by Sparkle Athletic will NOT receive credit for the return.
* Sadly, we can’t exchange or return sale items.
* Exchanges will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail. Shipping costs apply to international exchanges.
Yes! To protect your sparkly items and follow the law, we are unable to mark any orders as “gifts” for international shipping.
Faster than you can cheer “Gimme an S!” “S!” “Gimme a P!” “Gimme an A!” “A!” “Gimme an – “ well, you get the idea. In stock orders are shipped the following business day. Orders received by midnight PST on Sunday will ship Monday. Orders received by midnight PST on Tuesday will ship Wednesday. Orders received by midnight PST on Thursday will ship Friday. And orders received by midnight PST on Saturday will ship Monday. Got it? “What’s that spell?” “Sparkle!” “Louder!” “Sparkle!” “Who’s gonna ship it?” “Sparkle!”
All Sparkle Athletic orders $50+ ship FREE within the U.S. from Orange County, CA via USPS First Class. Shipping takes approximately 3-7 days depending on your location in the U.S. All orders under $50 ship at a flat rate of $5, regardless of the quantity.
All International orders are shipped from Orange County, CA via USPS First Class, which generally takes approximately 7 – 15 business days depending on your location outside of the U.S.
And if you really have to have it sooner, we offer Priority & USPS Express Mail shipping for an additional fee. “Yay!!!”
Do our skirts make you look fast? Yes and yes! During checkout, simply select Priority or USPS Express Mail. Priority Mail usually arrives within 2-3 days, but is not guaranteed.
USPS Express Mail usually arrives overnight, but is guaranteed within 2 business days.
Packages will still be shipped the NEXT business day after you place your order. In a super, fast, crazy speedster hurry? Just drop us an e-mail.
But of course! We love it when friends sparkle together. We offer “buy 5, get 1 free” for most of our products. Team Sparkle power! All six products need to be the same style (all skirts, all race legs, all visors, etc) but do not need to be the same color/print/pattern. Go HERE for more information and the group discount codes.
With care. Wash on gentle or hand wash cold and lay flat to dry. Do not use bleach, do not tumble dry and do not iron or you’ll be very sorry. We wouldn’t want you to do anything to dull your sparkle!
We know what it’s like to have a favorite pair of running shorts, compression shorts, or leggings. So we designed our skirts to be worn over whatever you already love to run in. We want you to be comfortable. And sparkly! Why sacrifice one when you can have both?
Nope. As long as you wear the skirt on your hips, you’re golden. Anything worn on your waist will ride up naturally. But if you wear your skirt on your hips, it’ll stay snug as a bug in a rug all race long.
Nah. It’s not as short as it seems or even looks. We promise! You’ll have shorts or leggings on underneath and you can control the length to a certain degree depending on how low on your hips you wear the skirt. How low can you go?
No, not at all. You won’t even notice your wearing it. They’re incredibly lightweight by design and maximized for comfort. We’re runners and triathletes. We won’t run in skirts that chafe and we wouldn’t ask you to either.
Nope. We don’t want to weigh down our super lightweight skirts with a pocket or the heavy things you might put in a pocket. It just wouldn’t do for our delicate, light-as-air fabric. Plus, we realize that most running shorts or leggings already have pockets, so you can always pair your sparkle skirt accordingly.
Nope. Our Sparkle Sleeves are more like arm warmers. They’ll keep your arms cozy and bright. Technically, they provide no compression or support other than a warm, silky hug for your guns.
We thought you’d never ask. We pioneered the art of the running costume, we love running in costume, and we love seeing Sparkle Athletic skirts inspire running costumes at races everywhere. We have TONS of costume ideas on our blog HERE.
Use our size chart HERE. When it comes to sparkle skirt fit, our waists are more forgiving than our hips. So use your hip measurement as your main fit guide. Shakira was so right. Hips don’t lie.
Our skirts are super sparkly and our waistbands are super stretchy. They’ll fit a range of waist sizes.
If you are between sizes, might we suggest ordering the smaller size? And if you really can’t decide, order BOTH! Simply return the skirt that doesn’t fit. We won’t charge you a re-stocking fee. We really want you to feel as sparkly as you look! Just drop us a note saying that you were debating sizes and are returning the one that doesn’t fit.
Our XL is the largest size skirt we make. But don’t be sad. The XL skirt fits most plus sized ladies!
The hip measurement is really the most important fit factor because of the ruffle on the skirt. We designed the waistbands to be as super stretchy as our skirts are super sparkly. So the waist will fit a large range of sizes. Check out our skirt sizing chart HERE.
Each skirt size is approximately 1/2″³ longer than the size below. So the larger the size, the longer the skirt. If you’d like a longer skirt than we offer, we suggest buying a larger size, or wearing it lower on your hips rather than closer to your waist.Like the song says, “Low rider is a real goer.”
We do custom group orders with a minimum of 50 skirts on a case-by-case basis. Please email us at email@example.com for more info.