When I hear the word "uniform" I immediately become incredibly bored. Thoughts of lycra, mesh, sweaty, smelly garments pop into my head and I immediately want to think of something else. This is not the case with derby. The uniforms are fun and sexy! Why? Because derby ladies are fun and sexy, and we're anything but boring! We're fun, loud, aggressive, exciting ladies and we want our clothing to reflect that about us. We play a tough, grueling sport, but we want to enjoy what we do by feeling free to express our individuality.
Well now that you have the fashion breakdown of the derby boutfit, you need to know that it's not the reason why we play derby. We play derby because we're athletes, we believe in sisterhood, and we enjoy being challenged. This is what roller derby is really about; not fishnets and booty shorts, but empowering ourselves to become something better.