Do you find yourself googling “how to shrink softball pants” or “how to make softball pants tighter?” Are you on a never-ending quest to find the unicorn of softball pants? Do you feel like Goldilocks, perpetually searching for pants that are not too big, not too tight, but fit just right?
Why is it so difficult to find softball pants that fit the way they should?
Like a fairy godmother swooping in to deck you out, 3N2 is here to help you find fastpitch softball pants you’ll love, that fit and feel great right from the start.
Shrink It and Pink It
Historically, women’s and girls’ softball pants have not been made to fit women and girls. The mantra of sportwear brands seems to be “shrink it and pink it,” meaning take a men’s pant, make it smaller, and make it pink. But that doesn’t exactly work, does it? The result is a plethora of ill-fitting, poor-performing softball pants on the market that leave you feeling like a princess kissing all the frogs. You search and search and then finally buy some pants that are as close to comfy-fitting as you can find. They’re almost always too big in most places, too tight in all the wrong places, and overall just not right. So now what?
How Do I Make Softball Pants Tighter?
Once you’ve selected your fastpich softball pants from the few choices out there, there’s only so much you can do to make them fit. When none of the frogs turn out to be princes, you just have to try your best and make do with one of a small handful of options.
Option #1: Shrink Them
To make new and ill-fitting softball pants fit, you can try shrinking them. This isn’t a great option since most softball pants are made of polyester, which doesn’t shrink the way cotton does. How to make softball pants shrink, you ask? Well, you can try setting your washing machine to its hottest setting and then drying at high heat as well, but the end result might not be what you were hoping for. Anything’s worth a try, so give it a go and see what happens.
Option #2: Have Them Professionally Tailored
There are plenty of tailors out there, so you can take your pants and have the appropriate alterations made. This is probably the best way to get the desired outcome but the price tag may be more than you paid for the pants in the first place. When you’ve already spent so much money on your gear and apparel, why should you have to spend more just to make those things fit?
Option #3: Try to Alter Them Yourself
We know you’re a renaissance gal with skills and talent to spare. If you don’t already know how to sew, you could easily learn and then you could make the alterations to your softball pants yourself. If you don’t want to sew you could always use hem tape, roll your cuffs or waistband, or get creative to make your pants fit better. But who wants to spend time hemming and altering pants when you could be spending that time perfecting your game?
Option #4: Buy Pants That Fit
What if there was another option; an option that had you buying PANTS THAT FIT in the first place? Turns out the best way to make softball pants fit the female body is to buy pants that are made to fit the female body. We know, your mind has just been blown.
How Should Softball Pants Fit?
We’ve seen you Googling “tight baseball pants” and we get it; you’re looking for the polar opposite of the baggy, saggy, made-for-men softball pants that are ubiquitous in the world of sportswear. But trust us, tight baseball pants are not the answer. What you’re really looking for are softball pants that have been designed specifically for the female figure, not a smaller version of a man’s pant.
When shopping for the best women’s softball pants, keep three main criteria in mind: comfort, flexibility, and protection. Fastpitch pants should fit snugly; not too tight and not too loose, so they won’t get twisted or bunched up when you’re running bases or swinging for the fences. They should have extra fabric in key areas to protect your skin when you’re sliding and they should be made of material that hugs your curves and moves comfortably with your body.
Meeting these key points will help you find pants that keep you performing at your best without fussing over ill-fitting apparel.
3N2’s NuFit Knickers
Ticking all of the above boxes and more, 3N2’s NuFit Knickers come on the scene of the unicorn-quest, Goldilocks-standard search for The Perfect Softball Pants like your own personal Excalibur to help you save the day.
They may as well be made of gold but they’re actually made of a 4-way stretch poly-spandex that hugs your curves in all the right places and allows flexibility and movement while you’re making the plays and rounding the bases. Traditional pants employ all-polyester construction that doesn’t stretch, doesn’t support, and doesn’t move with your body, making them the villain in any story.
While others misplace or omit slide zones altogether, 3N2’s NuFit Knickers feature perfectly placed slide zones made of double-ply poly on the knees and outsides of the legs to protect vulnerable body parts from sliding. We know you’re tough, but there’s no need to tear yourself up while stealing bases. NuFit Knickers allow you to make the plays and keep your skin protected at the same time.
A low-rise fit in the front with a higher rise in the back keeps you from fidgeting and tugging at your pants so your focus can stay on the game while poly-spandex cuffs won’t rub or chafe the way traditional elastic band cuffs often do. NuFit Knickers are available with belt loops or without belt loops so your style can shine through in whatever way you see fit and they’re available in Black, Charcoal Grey, Grey, Navy Blue, Red, Royal Blue, and White to coordinate with your practice or uniform jerseys. NuFit Knickers come in sizes Youth S-L and Adult XS-3XL to fit all body shapes and sizes. Bodies don’t come one-size-fits-all and neither should your softball pants.
With a patented design and yoga pant-inspired fit, you’ll feel like Cinderella at the ball in 3N2’s NuFit Knickers. Come to think of it, if Cinderella had been able to wear these pants instead of that ridiculous ballgown maybe she could have run faster to the carriage before it turned back into a pumpkin.
Learn from Cinderella’s mistakes and always wear the comfy pants.
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