What It’s Like Shopping For Women’s Sports Apparel

What do we want? Team apparel! How do we want it? In team colors and in our size!

1. Fact: Women make up an average of 40% of fan bases for the four major leagues.

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2. But you wouldn’t really know that walking into most sports apparel stores …

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3. There’s that moment when you walk into a team store and hear, “Are you looking for something for your boyfriend?”

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4. When you’re finally allowed to browse in peace, you’ll notice sports apparel for women often looks like this…

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5. …or this.

Sacramento Kings fans: standing tall above the haters.

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6. There are plenty of pink options, of course.

“I know, we’ll pink it and shrink it!”

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7. Although there have been some drastic improvements in cuts for women in recent years…

Whoa, courageous design!

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8. …It usually seems like anything that’s not pink was cut for rectangular humans.

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9. If rectangular’s not your thing, you better be ready to show some skin.

Now that’s a girl who will break your heart… just like the Knicks!

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10. This look would go great with a Lombardi!

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11. You’ll definitely be able to meet your sexy MLB logo needs.

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12. And in case you need to be held accountable for seven months of singleness:

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13. In the event that you want to subject yourself to affection from strangers:

Butt logo! Nice!

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14. Of course, you could always go this route:

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15. It’s a bit easier for women who look like this to find flattering apparel.

Because what doesn’t look good on Chrissy Teigen?

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16. Plus-size fans of the Dallas Cowboys, believed to be the most popular team in the NFL, are offered only four options.

Felix Jones left the Cowboys after the 2012 season.

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17. One more thing: In Sochi, the USA Women’s Hockey team finished with a silver medal. The men’s team lost the bronze medal game. Despite this, jersey-style T-shirts representing the female players are nowhere to be found.

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18. In conclusion, the above is what they’re trying to sell me, and this is what I’m actually wearing.

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