13 Best Women's Petite Athletic Shorts

List Updated March 2020

Bestselling Women's Petite Athletic Shorts in 2020


Yogipace 27"/28"/29"/30"/31"/32"/33"/35"/37" Inseam,Petite/Regular/Tall, Women's Bootcut Yoga Pants Long Workout Pants, 29", Black Size L

Yogipace 27
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Just Love 401574-BLK-L Yoga Capri Pants for Women

Just Love 401574-BLK-L Yoga Capri Pants for Women
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • ENHANCE YOUR WORKOUTS: Designed with stretchy performance fabric, Just Love's yoga capris for women treat you to unrestricted movement as you work up a sweat. The yoga workout capris have 4-way stretch to handle any exercise and even a hidden pocket in the waist band for stashing your valuables.
  • WORK OUT IN COMFORT: No more dealing with yoga capri leggings that itch with every stretch. Our yoga pants are completely tag-free to keep any irritation at bay and are made using a mix of 82% polyester and 18% spandex that feels nice and soft against the skin.
  • NO MORE RIPS: Made with a reinforced crotch gusset, these yoga capri workout pants save you the embarrassment of rips and tears in the middle of your class. The high-quality fabric also ensures that the spandex yoga capris don't lose their shape even after multiple washes.
  • SIZING FOR ALL: Petite, plus sized, or somewhere in between, you'll find a figure-flattering fit from our extra-wide size range of XS-3X. Our capri length yoga pants have a 20" inseam, and a wide waistband to prevent them from riding up and down as you get your workout on.
  • UNMATCHED VALUE FOR MONEY: Just Love prides itself on giving you the latest styling at the best value around. You'll love the great attention to detail that has gone into making the cute yoga capris, and all at a price that can't be beaten.

Danskin Now Womens Dri-More Core Bootcut Yoga Workout Pants - Regular or Petite (Small Petite, Navy Blue)

Danskin Now Womens Dri-More Core Bootcut Yoga Workout Pants - Regular or Petite (Small Petite, Navy Blue)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Stretch cotton-blend jersey
  • Dri-More wicking technology
  • Shrink resistant
  • Wide elastic waistband and matching topstitch
  • Bootcut pants silhouette

CnlanRow Womens Under Skirt Leggings Soft Stretch Lace Short Leggings Fitness Shorts

CnlanRow Womens Under Skirt Leggings Soft Stretch Lace Short Leggings Fitness Shorts
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Soft, Silky,Lightweight,Super stretchy,Dry fast.
  • A lighter and more comfortable material.Not a tight shaper design.Allows more air to circulate .Don't add unnecessary bulk and heat during the hot summer.
  • Great for under dresses or skirts - comfortable and prevents chafing.You sure be happy to wear your favorite dress without worrying that you're going to have a Marilyn Monroe moment.
  • These are not shorts to run around in public wearing, but would make comfy pjs/lounge clothes.Great to wear around the house, or underneath a dress that may be a little too short.
  • You're covered by our 100% full money-back guarantee . If for any reason you decide that this is not for you, all you have to do is send a simple email and receive a 100% money-back refund, absolutely no questions asked! Our goal is to provide you with the best customer service in the world!

Baleaf Women's Activewear Yoga Lounge Shorts with Pockets Navy Blue Size M

Baleaf Women's Activewear Yoga Lounge Shorts with Pockets Navy Blue Size M
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Skin-friendly and soft fabric offers a smooth, low-friction performance
  • Lightweight and breathable material wicks away sweat to keep you comfortable
  • Elastic waistband and adjustable drawcord for a custom fit
  • Big side pockets for convenience
  • Perfect for lounging, jogging, walking, running, yoga, workout or GYM fitness

Yogipace Petite Length Women's High Waisted Yoga Leggings Workout Gym Active Pants Back Pocket Black Size S

Yogipace Petite Length Women's High Waisted Yoga Leggings Workout Gym Active Pants Back Pocket Black Size S
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

FIRM ABS Women's Low Cut Shorts Black/Fluorescent Green L

FIRM ABS Women's Low Cut Shorts Black/Fluorescent Green L
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • An innovative fabric - Helps keep you dry and comfortable by wicking sweat away from the surface of the skin.
  • Flat elastic waistband offers a smooth fit that stays in place
  • Sporty fold-over waistband provides versatile wear
  • Spandex offers excellent stretch to help move without restrictionsody to breathe and protects you from the uncomfortable feeling of rubbing sticky skin.
  • Mini length, Perfect for the Pilates or Gym.

Aenlley Women's Activewear Yoga Pants High Rise Workout Gym Spanx Tights leggings Color Black Size L

Aenlley Women's Activewear Yoga Pants High Rise Workout Gym Spanx Tights leggings Color Black Size L
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • You will feel most smooth and confortable from this running yoga pants, high waistband sits close to your body and stays in place.
  • Tuck your key or card in the hidden interior waistband pocket.
  • Perfect for yoga, exercise, fitness, any type of workout, or everyday use. Aenlley yoga leggings combine fashion, function and performance.
  • Fit for you by you, our performance pants are better than ever. Yoga, running, biking, belly dancing ??? you name it, these pants have been there.
  • Luxuriously soft yet ultra durable; beyond yoga???s supplex is performance fabric with generous stretch and full recovery. Highly resistant to wind, moisture and abrasion, our supplex retains its color and shape wash after wash, making this fabric ideal for active wear.

HDE Women's Retro Fashion Dolphin Running Workout Shorts (Purple, Small)

HDE Women's Retro Fashion Dolphin Running Workout Shorts (Purple, Small)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Unlined and lightweight; Elasticized waist with adjustable drawstring
  • Built for the active individual; Perfect shorts for a fuss-free gym outfit
  • Breathable soft cotton blend fabric will keep you cool while getting active
  • Sporty style with white contrast trimming
  • Measured from: Small | Length: 13" | Waist: 26" | Hip: 14.5" | Inseam: 2.5"

CnlanRow Womens Under Skirt Lace Shorts - Thin Stretch Short Length Leggings for Women

CnlanRow Womens Under Skirt Lace Shorts - Thin Stretch Short Length Leggings for Women
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Soft, Silky,Lightweight,Super stretchy,Dry fast.
  • A lighter and more comfortable material.Not a tight shaper design.Allows more air to circulate .Don't add unnecessary bulk and heat during the hot summer.
  • Great for under dresses or skirts - comfortable and prevents chafing.You sure be happy to wear your favorite dress without worrying that you're going to have a Marilyn Monroe moment.
  • These are not shorts to run around in public wearing, but would make comfy pjs/lounge clothes.Great to wear around the house, or underneath a dress that may be a little too short.
  • You're covered by our 100% full money-back guarantee . If for any reason you decide that this is not for you, all you have to do is send a simple email and receive a 100% money-back refund, absolutely no questions asked! Our goal is to provide you with the best customer service in the world!

Womens Dri-more Stretch Core Capri Pants Activewear Casual Wear Black, L

Womens Dri-more Stretch Core Capri Pants Activewear Casual Wear Black, L
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Women's Dri-more Stretch Core Capri Bermuda Pants
  • Perfect for loungewear , activewear , walks , hikes , runs, soccer games
  • Cotton blend with spandex for enough stretch to move around comfortably
  • Elastic waistband , Moisture wicking technology
  • Falls below knees, super comfortable , you will literally live in these

CnlanRow Womens Under Skirt Pants Soft Ultra Stretch Knee Length Leggings Fitness Sport Shorts,Small,Dark Gray

CnlanRow Womens Under Skirt Pants Soft Ultra Stretch Knee Length Leggings Fitness Sport Shorts,Small,Dark Gray
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Soft, Silky,Lightweight,Super stretchy,Dry fast.
  • Perfect fitting,piece-soft fabric,Ultra Stretch to fit most sizes.
  • A lighter and more comfortable material.Allows more air to circulate.Don't add unnecessary bulk and heat during the hot summer.
  • Smooth and slippery, so skirts and dresses flow over them, without snagging or static.Doesn't even feel like you're wearing anything "extra" underneath.
  • Good for exercise and perform its function.

Baleaf Women's Yoga Capri Pants Workout Running Legging Inner Pocket Gothic Grape Size M

Baleaf Women's Yoga Capri Pants Workout Running Legging Inner Pocket Gothic Grape Size M
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Non see-through, moisture-wicking, breathable and stretchy fabric provides complete coverage
  • Mini hidden waistband pocket for convenience
  • Elastic waistband for a snug, comfortable fit
  • Flat seams help reduce irritation caused by chafing
  • Ergonomic seams for natural range of motion. Size Chart: Waist: XS=24-26", S=26.5-28", M=28.5-30", L=30.5-32", XL=32.5-35"

Petite Fashions: Dress for You First, Your Height Second

Petite women have fashion challenges, but they should first consider their other fashion attributes before worrying about their short stature.

One way to verify whether the designer understands the petite woman's needs is to look at the standard inseam given for pants for regular women versus those given for the petite woman in that designer's line. If the inseams are the same and the only difference between the regular pants and the petite pants is the length, then avoid that designer. Jeans in particular need the proper fabric, sizing, and proportion to meet the special needs of the petite woman. Hint: small stitching on the side seams, rear pockets, and pant leg hems can often tell you the the whole story.

Kim Williams Dahlman, author of The Petite Handbook, reminds us not to get stuck in the box of thinking of petite woman as short women first. There petite women who are fat, skinny, red heads, blondes, busty, and so on. She reminds us to think of us as who we are first - of our body shape and other attributes - and of the fact that we are petite second.

Kim also banishes away the old rule of staying away prints. She says that prints are fine so long as they aren't bigger than the woman's fist. However, she claims that a monochromatic ensemble will elongate a woman's figure.

A petite woman also has challenges with regards to her hair. Too long and it appears heavy, too short and she looks like a sprite. She should avoid pony tails and barrettes because she will look child-like. A bright hair color can be fine, but the petite woman can't go too far out or she'll look like she's playing dress up in her mother's hair dye. Gentle waves, nothing too shocking, is best.

Sadly, that is how it often is for the petite woman when it comes to fashion. If she wears anything outrageous, be it jewelry, shoes, hats, etc., she will look ridiculous.

Or will she?

Sometimes it will depend on the woman's own personality. Remember Kim William Dahlman's advice - dress for your other body aspects first and the fact you are petite second. This writer believes that should also mean that you should dress for your personality first. Certainly you wouldn't dress in anything wild if you didn't have the personality to carry it off.

That is, you wouldn't do it more than once! Hopefully you have that wonderful best friend to tell you, "Girl, you just can't ever wear that again!"

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