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I can't get school uniform to fit dtds. where do I stand?

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EdwiniasRevenge Wed 14-Aug-13 17:28:08

As part of school uniform dtds need embroidered tracksuit bottoms. Whilst strictly speaking they are not compulsory NONE of the girls wwhere shorts and shorts are not appropriate for winter.

Therefore imho it is necessary for them to have a pair of tracksuit bottoms.

The school policy is that I have to buy a specific pair. We have been to try these on and they do not fit. Those which fit around the waist are far too short (see picture on profile).

In order to buy tracksuit that is long enough I have to buy a tracksuit which is 8" bigger round the waist, which is big enough to put them both in together. They do have elasticated waistband with drawstrings but it is just so bulky and uncomfortable when tied tight enough. There is so much excess fabric on the bum and legs.

They have very tall and skinny. I do have problems buying them clothes. I have to shop around for brands and styles to fit, and even then I often have to adjust the trousers by elasticating the back portion of the waistband. There is no scope for me to adjust these.

Where do I stand given that they could wear shorts as an alternative. I feel that this would be discrimination against them for being tall and slim.

NoComet Sun 18-Aug-13 01:08:35

Cheapest plain bottoms you can get and only explain the problem if the school bothers to moan.

DDs are supposed to have plain tracksuit bottoms, no logos. DD says this rule is universally ignored.

nannynewo Mon 19-Aug-13 22:32:50

how about putting a thick pair of tights under their shorts?

MidniteScribbler Tue 20-Aug-13 11:27:29

We allow parents to purchase the closest matching product they can find that is suitable fit and our uniform supplier embroiders them (for a small fee) if they have a valid reason (sizing, special needs, etc). The school must approve the item prior to embroidery so that it is a reasonable match. There's always a handful each year that some component of the official uniform doesn't fit (tall and skinny, short and large, allowances for medical equipment, allergy to a particular fabric, etc).

Bluebell99 Tue 20-Aug-13 11:59:42

Wow your crochet is amazing smile I have problems trying to get clothes to fit my skinny 14 yr old ds, so sympathize.

Gilbertus Wed 21-Aug-13 08:19:07

My dds are at indie school. They have school trackies - horrid, don't fit properly, too baggy, too short. But everyone wears them/they are compulsory. Does it matter if they don't look great? You could always put a tuck in the back?

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