Warm weather is a-comin’ and it’s time to start talking spring and summer looks. Skorts are popular summer wear for plus size women, especially those that spend a lot of time on their feet and are prone to chub rub.

If you’re not ready to fully commit to a pair of shorts or nor are you ready to go full-on skirt, then perhaps you should check out these cute plus size skorts for women. It’s a safe halfway between the two.

Whether you’re looking for something for your athletic endeavors or you simply want something for a more casual afternoon we’ve got some great choices for you to check out!

What is a skort?

A skort is a mix between a pair of shorts and a skirt essentially it’s a pair of shorts that feature a flap over it that creates a skirt look. The flap can go all around the body, but sometimes it is just in the back.

Skorts are popular in athletics specifically for women who play golf. However, they can be used a variety of casual settings. You can also get ones specifically for exercising or swimming.

They are popular with plus size women because the shorts underneath the skirt flap can help prevent thigh rubbing that can result in painful blisters. It’s a great way to wear a skirt but not have to find a work-around for chub rub.

Best plus size skorts for women

Editor’s Pick: Columbia Anytime Casual womens plus size skorts

I’ll be honest with you, I’m not a big skort gal but the number one pick on my list is the Anytime Casual plus size skort by Columbia. Not only does it feature a cute, casual look but they’re truly built with quality and comfort in mind.

These are made of a combination of nylon, elastane and polyester that provides a comfortable stretch. If you’re looking for something active or casual, these bottoms provide.

You can also rest easy because this skort features Omni-shield advanced repellency and UPF 50 sun protection. It’s perfect for the active plus size woman who’s looking for cute comfort.

RBX athletic skort plus size

While the Columbia skirt features a little bit of added personality with the side drawstrings, the RBX Active is a much more casual skort for those looking for true workout wear.

Made of a combination of polyester and spandex, this skort features comfortable bike shorts underneath for added comfort and coverage. And the drawstring closure adds extra customization to your fit.

You get access to side pockets so you can conveniently store smaller items. Plus this skort is lightweight and breathable, making them ideal for travel, golf, tennis, running, or just everyday wear.

Jack Smith plus size womens skorts

If you’re looking for something comfortable, cute that allows a ton of movement, look no further than Jack Smith. Made of a combination of polyester, rayon, and spandex, these are perfect for a summer day.

What I love most about this skort is the fact that it’s made of moisture-wicking fabric that’s perfect for maximum comfort and great for travel. You’ll feel secure and comfortable in this summer combination bottom.

You can participate in sports or head for a hike and feel secure. The wide elastic band had an internal drawcord that’s adjustable for your ideal comfort. Why go for anything less than the best?

Columbia athletic skort plus size

We all know that Columbia makes solid athletic clothing, and their Sandy Creek plus size skort is no exception.

These solid skirts come in a range of colors, including the tropic water teal we have pictured, as well as a cute blossom pink and a universal black. With an elastic natural waist, two side pockets, and a back zippered pocket, it’s ideal for both comfort and storage.

The material is Omni-Wick™, which means it dries quickly. Plus, this particular shirt has UPF 50 sun protection built right in. It’s the perfect addition to your travel wardrobe for anyone who wants something summer appropriate for both the hiking trail and the beach.

p.s. Right now you can get this bad boy on the Canadian Columbia Sportswear site for a sale price of less than $50 CAD!

24th & Ocean plus size swim skort

Skirts aren’t just to wear outside on the beach, some are built for in-the-water as an alternative swimsuit bottom. The 24th & Ocean swim skort is made of nylon and elastane, making it perfect for your next play date with the water.

It’s a playful swim skirt with built-in shorts that conveys a cute retro style. It also has tummy-control detailing so you’ll feel comfortable and a tad bit slimmer.

This plus size swim skort comes in four solid, fashionable colors. This means it can be paired with your favorite swim top. Feel confident and fun in the sun whether you’re on the beach or in the water!

Columbia Saturday Trail skort for plus size

Another hike-ready skort, perfect for those active plus size ladies is Columbia Sportswear’s Saturday Trail. It features a pair of inner stretch shorts and an uber-cute outer skirt layer that’s made to protect you from the sun with built-in UPF 50 sun protection and shed raindrops with its shielding material.

I’m not gonna lie, I’m kind of into the canyon sun yellow myself, but they also have fossil tan (pictured,), India ink blue, and a basic black. It features a mid-rise waist,  has two angled side pockets, and two black flap accents. If you’re looking for comfort, style, and usability, this might just be the skort for you.

Jack Smith golf skort

I love the Jack Smith skorts because they have an abundance of colors to fit everyone’s personal style. They feature four-way stretch fabric that dries quickly and breaths well but, thankfully, isn’t see-through!

There is a hidden pocket underneath the skirt layer that’s perfect for your phone or iPod, and there’s a cable hole for your headphones (if you don’t use BlueTooth like I do) that’s built for ease of access. This skort is made with activity in mind, which makes it the perfect travel capsule companion!

Plus size reviewers in the smaller rage have made decent reports, and one reviewer said “for the price they’re worth the try.” But you absolutely HAVE TO check the size chart for these bad boys, while they are adorable, you want to make sure they fit first!

Columbia Chill River skort

The Chill River is the ultimate cool and casual skort plus size women love (so long as you can fit into a 3X or under, since Columbia sizing currently doesn’t go higher </3). I LOVE the stretch fabric which is a polyester combination, and the fact that it has two side pockets and a back slit pocket doesn’t hurt.

This is a great camping skort because it has built-in rain-and-stain repellency and UPF 50 sun protection, so you can head to the beach, on the trail, or sit around the campfire and enjoy the stars. 


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