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Top 10 Petite Workout Leggings

Calling All Shorties: You'll Love These Workout Leggings

Calling All Shorties: You'll Love These Workout Leggings

A good legging is a necessary workout staple. The material, color, and fit each factor in when it comes to finding a workout legging that’s best for you, especially the latter if you’re on the petite side. For that reason, the workout leggings ahead are specifically for the petite gals out there. These leggings come in a variety of shades and materials, but best of all, their fit is just right for smaller frames. Functionality wise, these leggings are supportive and will stay in place through all types of workouts—yoga, running, boxing, you name it, these leggings will stay comfortable throughout whatever challenges you face. Click through to take a look at our Top 10 petite workout leggings! Opening image: athleta.gap.com

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February 22, 2018

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The Rankings


Lululemon Athletica In Movement 7/8 Tight Everlux 25"

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Being comfortable enough for daily wear

USERS SAID: “These leggings are awesome. They look great, stay up when I'm running/lifting and are super comfy. The waistband isn't too high on me (I'm 5'2) and the length is, coincidentally, a perfect full-length!”


Alala Siren Tight

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The mesh paneling that provides breeziness during your workout

BEST FOR: Those ready to invest in a high-quality pair of leggings


GapFit gFast High Rise Blackout Perforated 7/8 Leggings

Our Score

USERS SAID: “I love the quality of these pants, the fabric is soft and a little thicker to smooth everything out. They fit true to size and don’t shrink in the wash.”

LOVED FOR: The flattering high-rise fit 


Koral Petite Lustrous High Rise Capri

Our Score

BEST FOR: Those who want to make more of a statement with their leggings

LOVED FOR: The slim-fitting material


Old Navy Mid-Rise Mesh-Pocket Compression Leggings

Our Score

USERS SAID: “Love the look, feel and fit of these and the cutest mesh sides give it a little sass.”

BEST FOR: The pockets make this pair ideal for holding your essentials during your morning run.


Outdoor Voices 7/8 Springs Legging

Our Score

BEST FOR: Lifting and toning your butt

LOVED FOR: The color blocking style 


Sweaty Betty London Power 7/8 Mesh Leggings

Our Score

USERS SAID: “Really love the deep oxblood, it goes well with both summer tops and autumn tops for little chilly days... The side details are amazing without making the fabrics too thick. I am petite (5'1") so the leggings rather become full length but I prefer that way!”

BEST FOR: The mesh provides the breathability needed for high-intensity workouts


Athleta Eclipse 7/8 Tight

Our Score

BEST FOR: Supporting you through all of the down dogs and tree poses

USERS SAID: “I’m 5’3”, 120lbs., and I have these leggings in XS and small - both fit great. They stay up and in place during the toughest workouts (kickboxing, long runs). Love them!”


Old Navy High-Rise Stripe-Melange Leggings

Our Score

USERS SAID: “Love the high waist and feel of these. I would love to have several pairs if they came in other colors. The fit is amazing.”

BEST FOR: Those looking for high-quality workout gear on a budget 


Athleta Salutation 7/8 Tight

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Being so soft, they feel like a second skin

USERS SAID: “I bought a pair of these on a whim, and now I own three in different colors (fun colors, too!) They fit amazingly and are very flattering! The material is crazy soft.”

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