MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of primarily Muslim girls in Minneapolis has designed their own sportswear that is aimed at being both practical and modest.

When the girls played in traditional dress, they risked tripping on long skirts. Or a head scarf could come undone during a crucial play.

The solution: athletic wear that allows the girls to move freely while preserving their modesty.

Working with designers from the University of Minnesota, the girls came up with two designs. One uniform, good for all sports, features leggings and a knee-length tunic. For the basketball team, the girls designed a bright red outfit that includes a tight black headpiece.

Style was key to the girls. The two-year project culminated in a June fashion show during which the girls modeled their new uniforms.

(Story by: Jeff Baenen, The Associated Press)