May 16, 2017

About a month ago, Frank from Safefire Indoor Shooting Range called and informed me that our skirts were a popular item for women who carry a concealed weapon.  Knowing the controversy around guns, I did a little research.  Safefire is a new shooting range in Camas, WA and is WOMAN OWNED.  Raised in Montana, I have been around guns my whole life, usually outside with tin cans as our target.  When I met Frank to check out the shooting range, I was pleasantly surprised with the clean and bright look and feel.   The firearms are displayed neatly in cases and there is a large staff to personally help you.  Downstairs is where the shooting range is located.  Safety is number one, and you can feel the warm welcome when you check in.  Rules for conduct made the experience feel no different than walking on to a basketball court to practice free throws. This upscale shooting range features beautiful VIP style lounge with viewing to the range.  I was lucky enough to use that section, for my introduction and trial shooting.   

While I was preparing to shoot, a woman (who looked to be in her 60's) was on the range with one of the instructors.  I watched her shoot.  Her aim was pretty good even though her aging hands and arms appeared to be weak she handled the weapon with strength and determination. She looked confident and proud as she exited the lesson.  I couldn't help but ask her why she was here shooting.  She smiled and explained, she lived alone and had made the decision to have a gun in her home.  As a show of responsibility for that decision, she made it a requirement to continue her steadfast practice using and handling the firearm. Whether you agree or disagree with her decision, you can't help but support her in the quest.  I was impressed. 

Frank took me through the safety and etiquette of the range and my gun.  To my surprise, I wasn't a bad shot.  It was empowering to experience the vulnerability of holding a weapon that is so powerful.  

Women's safety is a top concern for me.  My demographic of women are targets as we drive fancy cars, wear nice clothing and are often running from point A to point B so fast, we might forget to look around and be aware of our surroundings.  Carrying a firearm is a personal decision, but so many steps come before that.  Education, awareness, self defense and something as simple as walking with a strong powerful walk are important pieces of this women's safety puzzle. 

We support all demographics who love to wear our skirts.  In celebration for those that like to carry a firearm, we teamed up with Can Can Concealment and Safefire Indoor Shooting Range to bring you this photo shoot. Thank you to our model Elvira, she is well versed in the handling of a firearm and beautiful to boot.  Thank you to both Kate and Frank for educating me on the much debated topic of guns and gun safety.  

 


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Sizing Video for Classic and Technical Running Skirt

Sizing Chart  (Scroll Down for Sizing Videos)

Skirt Sizing

Compression Shorts & Tights

Inseam for Compression Shorts

SPORT fits sizes 2 -14

XS: 0    

5 inches

SUPER SWEET fits sizes 10 - 18

SM: 2 - 4

5.25 inches

E SWEET fits sizes 18 - 24

MD: 6 - 8

5.5 inches

SWEET Z fits sizes 0 - 6

LG: 10 - 12

5.75 inches

 

XL: 14-16

6 inches

Both Classic and Fast N Flirty

2X: 18 - 20

1/4 inch +/- Dif

 

Overall Look at Our Sizing:  Classic Skirts

 SPORT SIZE Classic Skirt Sizing

FAST N FLIRTY Sizing Information

 

SUPER SWEET Classic Skirt Sizing

E SWEET Classic Skirt Sizing 

 

This video will show you both the "Sport" size and the "Super" size!

Each Sweet Spot Skirt is adjustable and fits a range of sizes.  The unique snapping system gives you the freedom to adjust the size of your skirt.  Don't forget it is also 'reversible.'  One of the most important things to remember is the skirt is meant to be worn on the hips, not the waist! (Scroll to bottom of this page for visual!)  
The best fit is to fasten at least 3 rows of snaps.  We have put thousands of skirts on women, and it never fails to amaze people how flattering the wide waistband is on all types of body styles!  Feel free to call and discuss your fit questions with our "Specialist" at the shop!   
Flagship Store 360-904-9929.
Sport Size:  Fits sizes 2-14
This is our most popular size.  It is 12 inches in length (measured from the hips).  It’s long enough to cover, but short enough to stay out of the way during activities.   Don’t be afraid of it being too short.  We tell everyone to 'trust' the 12 inches and start with this skirt.   Measurements:  fits hip sizes 31"-40".
Super Sweet:  Fits sizes 10-18
This skirt is 14 inches in length and provides a bit more coverage than our “Sport” size. We have found that women who have very long legs or desire more coverage prefer this skirt.   **If you are a size 10 or 12, this skirt will fit you.  However, many of our customers who can fit in either size ("Sport" or "Super Sweet") and are quite active, find the extra length cumbersome and prefer the shorter “Sport” size. Measurements:  fits hip sizes 36"-43".
E Sweet:  Fits sizes 18-24
This skirt is 16 inches in length.  The skirt fits each body slightly differently, but provides ample coverage in a stylish and flattering way.  Each E sweet is custom made to order.  Measurements:  fits hip sizes 41"-54". 
Sweet Z:  Fits sizes 0-6
This skirt fits a true size 0 and more petite body frames.   It is 12 inches in length.  This is a great alternative if the "Sport" size is too loose and you have all the snaps fastened.  Measurements:  fits hip sizes 27"-33".

 

If you have questions on sizing, please email us at info@sweetspotskirts.com