Your dress-loving girl loves playing hard at recess, but keeping her covered when she’s at school can be hard. The solution? Playground shorts! They’re perfect solution for every girl who loves to swing from the monkey bars or cartwheel through the grass, without needing to keep one hand on her dress the entire time.
8 Playground shorts we love
1. Bon Bon Shorts, $22 each
Playground shorts with a touch of ruffle, the Bon Bon Short is made from super-soft bamboo-based rayon to make sure she is comfortable while she plays. Available in pink, aqua and blue in sizes 2T-5T.
2. Hide-ees, $16 each
Just because you’re trying to keep your undies covered while you play, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun doing it! These playground shorts are spunky, with various other colors and styles available as well. Plus, they even come in sizes for women!
3. Monkeybar Buddies, $16-18 each
Made of a stretchier material — think closer to a bathing suit than underwear — Monkeybar Buddies come in some funky patterns and colors and are popular with tweens as well.
4. Old Navy Jersey Stretch Shorts, $5-8 each
If you aren’t sure your if your daughter will even wear playground shorts under her skirts and dresses, give a pair or two of these from Old Navy a try first. At about $5 each, they’re an inexpensive way to test them out!
5. UndieShorts, $13 each or $33 for three
For girls who need to or want to wear playground shorts, but who can’t stand doubling up on underwear and shorts, check out UndieShorts. With built-in underwear in each pair, they’re a one-and-done playground shorts solution.
6. UnderTwirl Shorts, $22 each
Maybe your girl is more of a twirler than a playground climber. These are the shorts for her! With bright, fun colors for their playground shorts, these are meant to be seen, so let her twirl her heart out.
7. GAP Knit Shorts, $17 for three (on sale)
Families who have to follow school uniform guidelines will want to grab a pack or two of these playground shorts from GAP. They’re plain and simple and with basic colors, they will work well for under nearly any color or pattern school uniform.
8. J.Crew Crewcut Girls’ Tumble Shorts, $15 each
A favorite short for girls of all ages (they go up to size 14), the Tumble Shorts go from the playground to gymnastics practice, where they can be worn without a dress or skirt covering them.