Today it’s easier than ever to find jeans and pants for petites, but short-inseam sweatpants and joggers are still desperately lacking. Leaving many of us petites constantly pulling our sweatpants up to prevent them from dragging on the ground.
Luckily, petite sweatpants and joggers DO exist, it just takes a little bit of detective work to find them. With that being said, below you will find some of the best places to find short inseam sweatpants, joggers, and lounge pants for petites – because we all deserve to put on some comfy pants.
Slowly, Amazon sellers are offering more petite options but you still have to dig quite a bit to find them. One of the best Amazon stores to check out is Yogipace. They offer short inseam sweatpants and yoga pants along with some other comfy pant styles. Most other Amazon stores are hit or miss but below you can find some of the best petite options Amazon has to offer.
Petite Inseam: 24″
Petite Inseam: 28″
Petite Inseam: 27.5″
Just keep in mind that Amazon sellers tend to come and go. And some of the items they offer may sell out without being restocked.
Macy’s is one of my favorite places to shop for petite clothing. They offer everything from jeans to tops that are specially designed to fit smaller and shorter frames. For petite sweatpants and jogger options, I would check out the following brands: Charter Club, Karen Scott, Alfred Dunner, Style & Co., and INC International Concepts. I also want to point out that Karen Scott offers drawstring sweatpants in two short inseam lengths (26 1/2″ and 28 1/2″) and they often go on sale for under $16.00. At 5’2″ I actually found the 26 1/2″ length to be too short, which I didn’t know was possible.
Regular Inseam: 28 1/2″, Petite Inseam: 26 1/2″
Petite Inseam: 26 4/5″
Petite Inseam: 24 1/2″
Lands’ End offers one of the biggest selections of sweatpants I’ve seen for petite women. Their sweatpants, joggers, and lounge pants are offered in several different styles including slim-fit, wide-leg, and ankle-length varieties. They also offer a large size range that includes both petite and petite-plus. Their prices can be described as mid-range with many sale styles falling between $20-40.
Some of the offerings by Lands’ End include their Women’s Petite Active 5 Pocket Pants which have a petite inseam of 28″. And their Women’s Petite Serious Sweats Ankle Sweatpants which has a regular inseam of 28″ and a petite inseam of 25 1/2″. They also offer hybrid-like pants such as their Women’s Petite Sport Knit High Rise Elastic Waist Pull-On Pants, which are like sweatpants but with more sophisticated styling.
Talbot Petites has a great selection of stylish sweatpants and joggers, the only problem is that they can be a little pricey. But luckily, they have a lot of sales where you can save quite a bit. And one of the things they excel at is offering their items in all sizes including plus sizes.
Some of the best items they carry include their Stretch Joggers and their Pima Terry Jogger Pants. Both of these styles have a petite inseam of 25 1/2″ and come with drawstrings waists and pockets. And be sure to check out their Pima Terry Relaxed Leg Pants . This style has a petite inseam of 27 1/2″ and is a cross between a casual and comfy pant.
L.L. Bean offers several different sweatpants options for petite women. They are a little pricier than most, but their return policy is still one of the best. This means, that if you’re not 100% fully satisfied with your product, you can return it within one year.
Some of the products they offer include their Women’s Ultrasoft Straight-Leg Sweats which come in six different colors and have an inseam of 28 1/2″. They also offer their Women’s Bean’s Cozy Joggers which have a regular inseam of 28″ and a petite inseam of 26″. And this style comes in three different colors.
Old Navy is a good place to check if you are looking for jogger pants. Their prices are extremely affordable, especially during sales. And as a bonus, they offer free returns. The only problem is that they don’t offer a lot of other styles besides joggers. Which is easy to understand given how trendy they are right now, but hopefully they come out with more wide-leg styles in the future.
I think the stores listed above are your best bets for variety and style selection, but there are a few other places you can check that may have one or two options. New York & Co. and Banana Republic, for example, both offer a couple of petite options in their pants categories. But with New York & Co. it can be difficult finding information regarding the exact length of their inseams.
Aerie also has some cute options, but they mostly carry jogger pants. And their petite inseam is only 29 1/2″-30″ which may not be short enough for many petites.
If all else fails . . .
If you’re still having difficulty finding short-inseam sweatpants and joggers, you can always shorten a pair you already own. This can be done by yourself or you can hire a seamstress or tailor to shorten them for $5-10.
Know anywhere else to find petite sweatpants, joggers, or comfy pants? Please let me know in the comments so I can check them out!