This is a long overdue post and before you ask, no, it’s not sponsored! I just have to write about and share my most favourite piece of running kit ever. My Nuu Muu dresses.
My love affair began 2 years ago when a friend tweeted saying she was going to a wedding and wanted to run while she was away. She was limited for luggage space so we joked about just running in her dress and glamming it up with heels in the evening. I decided to Google running dresses and see what was around. It was love at first sight when I saw the Nuu Muus and as my birthday was coming up I put in my request to the main present buyer.
I really wasn’t sure how it would fit or feel and whether I would feel confident running in it. I was so delighted when I popped it on, it fitted like a glove and was flattering and comfortable. I couldn’t wait to get out running. I wasn’t disappointed. These dresses not only look great they perform well too. It almost seems too good to be true that what feels like a really nice fashion item is top notch sportswear.
They’re very flexible. I layer them up with thermal tops and running tights in the winter. In the summer I wear them solo with a pair of shorts underneath or just my undies- they don’t ride up, honestly!
They’re incredibly comfortable, even over marathon distance they don’t chaff around the armpits. The Ruu Muu design have a pocket on the back for your keys etc and I always choose this style.
The fabric is smooth and stretchy. It washes well and dries in a flash. They pack away to nothing so are ideal for holidays. I love it when my entire running kit fits inside my trainers! Actually, on holiday I’ve worn them as a fashion piece as the prints are stunning, they’re cool in the heat and easy to launder too. They’re not just for running; they team up well with cycling shorts for the bike and are stretchy enough for any exercise class.
I know they’re a little pricey but we all like to splash out on a new frock occasionally and you definitely wear these more than once. I have three, two have been presents (one hinted at and one a complete surprise, thanks hubby!) and the third I got in the sale. It felt so nice to put on a new dress for my latest race, it was a special occasion worthy of such frivolity.
I always get so many nice comments whenever I wear a Nuu Muu. People asking where I bought it and saying they’ve never seen anything like it. Other runners have been known to type Nuu Muu into their mobiles or write it on the back of their hands for later purchases. I stumbled across these by chance and now they form the basis of my running wardrobe and I just can’t get enough of them! Thanks Nuu Muu.
You can buy direct from Nuu Muu in the USA (you’ll get charged duty) but they’re also on sale at Minx. I’m saving for another but which lovely print shall I choose?…..