The Best Activewear Brands for Petite Girls

First off, being petite certainly has its blessings. While, historically, finding clothes for petite bodies hasn't been as easy as it could be, retailers have really expanded their range of petite offerings, and if we find that perfect holiday party dress but it happens to be too long, all that's required is a trusty tailor. Activewear, meanwhile, is a whole other beast. The thought of taking a workout top or leggings to a seamstress feels, if not silly, stressful. But don't fret—petite activewear does exist, and we are here to show you a few of our go-to places when searching for products that don't need to go under the knife.

Today, we are zeroing in on petite leggings, since those are the hardest to come by in the category. Whether the brands ahead have their own specific petite section or design their leggings in ways that cater to a smaller frame, the petite activewear ahead is guaranteed to look great on you. As a petite person myself, I can confidently say that the brands ahead offer up some of the most stylish and the best-fitting activewear to date. Ready to shop? Scroll down to shop the best petite activewear brands.


Athleta has its own petite section, meaning shopping activewear you know will fit well is hardly a mystery with this brand. You can shop tops, bras, and bottoms all within the confines of your petite needs.

TLA by Morgan Stewart

TLA by Morgan Stewart is a newer cool-girl activewear brand that sells cropped leggings galore. Between the bright colors and adorable matching bra tops, you won't miss full-length leggings at all. "I designed The TLA by Morgan Stewart leggings with the petite girl in mind. Meant to hit mid-calf, they are the perfect length for tall or short girls and no need to have them hemmed," says Morgan Stewart, designer of the brand.

Outdoor Voices

Coming in at a solid 5'3", I can confidently say that Outdoor Voices creates some of my favorite leggings to date. Thanks to the shorter inseam, petite gals can rest assured that these leggings won't bunch or scrunch at the ankle. 


It's no secret that Lululemon leggings are loved by athletes of all kinds, but they are also highly praised in the fashion world as well. With the ability to tailor the hem of your leggings right in the store, there's truly no restrictions on which product for petite girls here.

Lou & Grey

The inseam of Lou & Grey leggings averages around 25", which is a tad shorter than the usual legging inseam. Translation: less bunching and a better fit for your smaller frame.

Old Navy

Old Navy also has its own dedicated petite section filled with activewear of all kinds. However, the leggings stand out among the rest. With sleek designs and covetable colors, there's no sacrificing style in this petite section. 

Under Armour

Under Armour leggings offer up "short" sizes that have shorter inseams. While this is not exactly a full-blown "petite" section, this shorter length makes all the difference on a small frame.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next up, shop the seven outfit trends that have defined fall so far.

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