Are You a Shorts or a Tights Wearing Woman?

I have noticed a little bit of a sectarian division at the gym between women who wear shorts:

Women's workout shorts

and women who wear tights:

Women's workout tights

I thought it would be fun to run a little bit of a poll here on the blog to see whether Real Women’s Fitness readers are short wearers or tight wearers.

Drop a comment and let us know!

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Katie has transformed her body from a flabby 186lbs, to a fit & toned 124 pounds through healthy diet and exercise. Katie joined the Lean Curves team in 2007 and has posted hundreds of articles on fitness, fat loss and healthy eating.


  1. Willa says:

    Tights for me! Sorry Jane.

  2. me says:

    Shorts in summer tights in winter. No two ways about it – those things do get hot.

  3. Jane says:

    100% I am a shorts wearing chick! How can you workout in tights like that? It must be so hot and sweaty. Look at her, all laying back and thinking shes hot. Makes me want to whack her! Haha. Only kidding!

    Willa – you suck! :)


  4. tanya says:

    100% shorts in the summer and sweats in the winter.

  5. chat says:

    i wear both depending on where i work out and the season…

  6. Sue says:

    I’m a shorts girl!

  7. Anna says:

    I’m a baggy pants girl :/

  8. Heather says:

    why do we have to live in such a black and white world??? With these great new running skirts you can have the best of both worlds!!!

  9. Teri says:

    Tights for me also! I incorporate a lot of dance into my workouts so they work well. I agree with Heather there are so many cute styles out there you can keep your look interesting the same as keeping your exercise routine interesting by changeing it now and again,but for me tights and a cami top!

  10. Vanessa says:

    Im a tights person. They make my legs look toned and I feel more comfortable during cardio class.

  11. Hanna says:

    Haha, for me, it solely depends if my legs are shaved- so there is almost no pattern. Although I must say I am a bit more tentative to wear shorts in winter due to my lack of tan….
    But I absolutely cannot stand sweats- I have no idea how any women wears them. They are unflattering and frumpy. If you even just look at a pair of sweats off the body, you will see that the front of the sweats look exactly the same as the back. Now, I dont know about anyone else, but the back of lower body and the front are completely different. Thus exemplifying the shaplessness of the article of clothing. Anyway, who wants to look heavier due to a pair of pants? Also, I dont see how tights/shorts are any less comfortable, so dont give me that excuse! Thank goodness I have been seening less and less of these, but I know they are still out there :(

  12. michaela says:

    I wear tights and capris all the time, regardless of season.

  13. Kim says:

    Preferably tights, don’t mind shorts but would love to get my hands on those running skirts!

  14. lindsey says:

    Mens knee length shorts summer and winter! Womens sports gear sucks.

  15. mark Antillon says:

    im a man and i wear leotards all the time.differant fabrics and colors.i wear them when i go out,like to the store or workout or even in my backyard or frontyard. its no big deal for me.i have been wearing them for 32 years,and i have 35 leotards.

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