Year after year, my mother outfitted me in dresses that were fine for the classroom, but completely inappropriate for the playground. While all the other girls wore slacks and hung upside down from the monkey bars, I stood off to the side and silently cursed my mother’s sewing machine.


Monkeybar Buddies cool bloomers for older girls
Monkeybar Buddies‘ comfy, stretchy shorts would have saved my elementary school social life.
Created by mom Gina Wissmiller, these feminine-yet-functional nylon-spandex undergarments are cuter than bike shorts, sportier than ruffled panties, and make even the fanciest dresses kickball field-friendly for girls 2T to 12.

Besides, they finally give girls a good response to that old “I see London” chant: