There’s nothing more annoying than spending the day hitching up your leggings every few minutes when all your really want is to be comfortable. Short girls, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. I’m 5’2″ and finding leggings that have the right proportions, either for working out or just for everyday life, is extremely difficult. But don’t worry. If you’re under 5’3″ and have the same complaints, I’ve done the (extensive) research for you, and come up with a final list of the best leggings for petites.
Whether you’re looking for performance leggings you can run in without having them bunch at your ankle, or a classic, wrinkle-free seamless pair to tuck into knee-high boots—I’ve got you covered. In the below list there are pairs for all budgets, from dedicated activewear and ready-to-wear retailers.
From my thorough research online, as well as my own personal trials, and from insights collated from my fellow petite editors—I’ve come to realise there are a few key factors to look out for when buying leggings as a petite person. Firstly, any brands offering 7/8 leggings, or alternative inseam lengths head straight to the top of the list—shout out to Sweaty Betty and Lululemon. And if your budget sits closer to the high street, look out for pairs actually labeled ‘petite’ and you should have pretty good odds that they’ll actually sit where they should on the ankle.
So, without further ado, keep scrolling to see and shop the best leggings for petites. True comfort is calling.
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