Comfort is key when working out, which is why finding stores that offer petite activewear and workout clothes is key. Whether you’re a gym rat or a yoga newbie, it’s important to feel comfortable when working out. When your yoga pants or leggings are dragging on the ground and getting in the way of your workouts, it’s time to shop for something specifically made for your height. If a brand doesn’t offer petite options (many don’t, sadly), look for terms like “7/8 leggings” or “ankle-length leggings”. These will hit you in the right spot, whereas they’d be much shorter on a non-petite woman.
Since style is important, too, your petite workout clothes should be cute and fashionable. Now that leggings, yoga pants, and biker shorts are in style, there are plenty of colors, patterns, and options to choose from.
Browse through the categories below to find the petite activewear you’re looking for, including sports bras, yoga clothes, gym tees and more. Get your body in motion!
Petite Activewear Brands & Stores
Athleta – Athleta carries over 200+ items specifically made for petites, from leggings to loose tees to work out in.
Lululemon – While Lululemon doesn’t carry petite sizes specifically, most of their bottoms are listed by their inseams. Popular inseams they offer include 21″, 23″, and 25″, all of which will hit petite ladies in the right spot. Their 28″ inseam will be too long.
Outdoor Voices – Outdoor Voices doesn’t carry petite sizes, but they offer 3/4 leggings that hit petite women right underneath the ankle.
Alala – Alala offers many cropped fits in their workout pants, which are perfect for petites.
Old Navy – A majority of Old Navy’s Activewear line is available in petite sizes – hooray! This includes sweatshirts, muscle tanks, and leggings.
Aerie – Aerie offers a “short” sizing option in almost all of their bottoms.
Under Armour – Under Armour offers a “short” sizing option in some of their activewear bottoms.
Girlfriend Collective – Girlfriend Collective doesn’t carry petite sizes, but they have excellent fit guides on their site that show real women of various sizes/heights wearing their products. Browse through to see their petite models and which items fit them best.
ASOS – ASOS carries tons of petite options in general, and activewear is no different. Check out their leggings and training shorts offered in shorter styles.
Belk – Belk carries a few New Directions products, an activewear brand that is for petites.
Target – Target’s workout clothes for women comes in a variety of rises and inseams.
Kohl’s – Kohl’s offers a good amount of petite sweatpants, comfy tees, and shorts that are great for exercising.
Nordstrom – Nordstrom carries a variety of petite-friendly brands. Their generous return policy makes try-ons easy and hassle-free.
Amazon – Amazon is known for their activewear “dupes” for higher-end brands. Be sure to pay attention to each item’s size charts, since they can be all over the place.
Forever21 – Forever21 items always run a bit on the shorter and smaller side, so their regular sized athletic items tend to fit petites nicely.