I threw on my dress and went for run. Yep, I just said I ran in a dress — and it was liberating! The Nuu-Muu Moxie is made of a silky polyester/spandex blend, with enough stretch for vigorous activity and a flattering, A-line cut that can go right from the trail to town. The fabric is wrinkle, stain and tear resistant, so the dress is highly packable, and it also boasts an SPF of 50+. The Moxie retained moisture on my run, leaving me a bit sweat-logged, but it was a darn hot and humid day to log 20 miles. Nuu-Muu dresses are available in two neckline options (scoop and keyhole) and come in sizes XS to 3XL, an option for every shape and style. If it were up to me, I’d put one in the closet of every active woman, for running, cycling, commuting or all of the above. $88; nuu-muu.com

Shalini Kovach is a regular contributor to Terrain Magazine.