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We’re always on the hunt for the best leggings on the market, and we never back down from putting them to the test. However, if you’re short or petite, we know how difficult it is to find leggings that fit you properly and feel comfortable. Some are way too long, causing the extra fabric to bunch up around your ankles; others have a waistband so high that it probably ends up reaching your bust. It looks awkward and can feel pretty distracting during a workout. We found the best leggings for short people for every workout, whether you are a Pilates pro or prefer something high intensity, like running or Spin class. We broke down all the details ahead, so you can choose the right ones for your needs.
We found several options with specific short or petite sizing, including a few that let you choose your ideal inseam. Some of these options have a super-flattering crossover waistband that will accentuate your curves while staying securely in place. A few of these leggings have pockets, too. We even found a few compression leggings that will provide a secure and flattering fit. If you’re on the hunt for flattering leggings made for short people, some of our favorite brands like Old Navy, Lululemon, and Girlfriend Collective have amazing options. Shop our top picks ahead.
— Additional reporting by Gina Florio