About Us

MaryAnne Gucciardi Dragonwing girlgear


Dragonwing girlgear grew from my wish for my daughter and girls everywhere to be empowered to play sports with determination and joy—free from distraction and constraint.

When my daughter was a pre-teen, she was a serious athlete in need of performance wear. We were forced to shop in the boys’ department. Clothes in the girls’ departments were all fashion and made of lower quality fabrics, not meant for real athletes. Women’s athletic wear didn’t fit and wasn’t age-appropriate.

Of course, boys’ clothes didn’t really fit her developing body: shorts had too much fabric in the front and tops were too tight. Shopping trips were awkward and sent the subliminal message that athletic girls were less than feminine. When other mothers shared similar frustrations, I knew I had to do something to make a difference.

The result is a line of performance wear designed for pre-teen and teen girls. No wedgies. No slipping straps. A fit that’s snug. But not tight. Made for the sports they play. We call it girlgear.

Dragonwing gives girls the freedom and confidence to focus on the competition, skills, and teamwork of the sports they love, empowering them to play - and be - their best.

Be fierce, fast and have fun!


MaryAnne Gucciardi

Soccer Mom & Dragonwing girlgear Founder