Best Petite Running Clothing for Women

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Best Petite Running Clothing for Women

To all petite women out there…

Are you struggling to find running kit to fit a petite frame? Would you like to find running gear that fits you beautifully? It is not a secret that finding sports clothing is hard for us. You can end up a little fed-up at times. To try on more than 10 items and find that none feels like it should – tights too long, T-shirts too baggy, etc. – can be dispiriting. You can even end up abandoning the search or settling for something that doesn’t make you feel great.

As a 5ft runner and a size UK 4-6, I understand how it can be frustrating to find the perfect pair of running tights, etc. I have even taken sports clothing to a dressmaker to make alterations, and asked my patient mother to fix my clothes. Don’t get me wrong, I like being petite, but no one likes to be hitching up their tights every kilometre when running.

That's why I want to share with you my personal edit of running clothing. These pieces have made me feel better; I love them and I think you will too. So, let’s make this process easier and more satisfying, so that running is the only thing you have to concentrate on.

Shorts / Capris / Tights / T-Shirts / Lightweight Long Sleeves / Thermal Tops / Jackets / Accessories

Best Petite Running Shorts

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Best Petite RUNNING Capris

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Women's Ronhill Everyday Run Capris
£15.00 £27.00

Go-to capris. Comfy, flattering cut and soft, quick-drying fabric. Internal pocket.
Women's Brooks Greenlight Capris

Best Petite Running Tights

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Women's Crewroom Winter Fuel Tights

Made of soft & stretchy moisture-wicking fabric that allows ease of movement. Flattering wide waistband, meshy panels & plenty of pockets for storage.

Women's Brooks Threshold Tights
£49.00 £65.00

Perfect for chilly weather. Featuring DriLayer® fabric that breathes well and dries quickly. 2 mesh drop-in pockets & sweat resistant back pocket.

Best Petite Runnning T-Shirts

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Odlo Blackcomb Pro Tee

Best Lightweight Long Sleeve Running Tops

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Women's Montane Primino Merino Baselayer
£48.00 £60.00

This merino wool layer is designed for active use in cold conditions. Draws sweat away from the body, allowing it to dry quickly.

Best PETITE Thermal Running Tops

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Best Petite Running Jackets

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Women's Montane Featherlite Trail Jacket
£56.00 £70.00

Comfortable, wind blocking layer with stretch which regulates body temperature – ideal for trail running. Chest pocket & thumb loops.

Women's Odlo Millennium S-Thermic Jacket
£109.00 £150.00

Fully waterproof and lightweight jacket. Designed for racing and intense training runs in wet conditions. Packs away small into its own pocket.

Women's OMM Kamleika Jacket
£170.00 £190.00

Fully waterproof, breathable & windproof. Maximum freedom of movement thanks to its soft, light & stretchy fabric. Taped hand pockets, adjustable hood & thumb loops.

Women's Inov-8 Stormshell Jacket
£149.00 £180.00

Made of yak wool fibres to keep you warm & comfy in cold weather – while managing body heat and moisture. Secure side pockets & reflective tape.
Running Accessories

Best Petite Running Accessories

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Odlo Velocity Ceramiwarm Headband

Fast drying & seamless band that generates warmth without overheating. Reflective. Wide fit that won’t press on ears!
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