The Fitting Room: Twist Iris Flower Inspire Tight & Pleat to Street Skirt


Time for another dose for some fitting room fun. This time, I shimmied my way into some of the new Twist Iris Flower Inspire TIGHTS, and wanted to see where the Pleat to Street Skirt would rank on the scale from cute coverage to full moon. 

Inspire Tight You know what’s fun about the patterned woven Luxtreme? The fit. They stretch a bit more than Full-on Luxtreme, but snap back to give you a good compression type fit that’s the closest I’ve found to my favorite crops since 2009, the Under Armour Shatter Capri.

You what a tight fit also means? These were a bitch to get on. I run between a size 8-10 on any given day, and the store only had 8’s in stock, so I did what I had to do. Took what seemed about a bazillion years to get them on, but in reality it was probably about 20 seconds. Either way, I liked what I saw with the seams in back, but between the purple waistband, pockets and the mesh on the calves, it was just a little too much detail for me to drop a Benjamin on them. The Inspire CROPS released this week are a step in the right direction, but I’d love to see this pattern in High Times or Wunder Unders. 

Pleat to Street Skirt This was a total crapshoot. You will not ever find me running in a SKIRT. However, golf and tennis have potential. Thing is, I’m 5’9″, so what covers a short girl’s rear end can qualify me for practically indecent exposure. 3 cheers for shorts underneath!

This is a 10, and it fit VERY generously. If you’re in between sizes, I would recommend sizing down. Another great feature is that the built-in shorts underneath are lined with silicone so that hey won’t ride up. The flippy skirt isn’t exactly my style and it was a bit too short for me to wear to corporate golf outings, but it’s still an incredibly comfortable piece. If you’re on the fence, take it into the fitting room and give it a try. You may find a new favorite.


  1. Just purchased the Inspire Purple Crops online. I love them! The texture is awesome hope they make more textured crops/tights for running. The color of the pleat skirt you tried on caught my eye.

    1. I have the inspires in the textured wave from this past winter, I’m definitely a fan of the inspire crops when the fabric’s got that right & tight fit!

  2. I’m so glad I found your blog! We are about the same size and your try on reports are very helpful. Thank you for all the work you put into your blog!

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