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Where can I get trousers to fit slim child!

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onefunkymama Sat 10-Oct-09 00:20:50


Does anyone know where I can buy trousers to fit my children's waists??!! They are slim kids and nothing I buy fits them, everything falls down or I end up having to take them in. Button elastics are OK but make them look as if they have nappies on. I particularly need jogging bottoms, navy, for a 6 yo girl. Help! The ones from Next literally fell off her which was quite funny but no use for running about in...

overmydeadbody Sat 10-Oct-09 00:29:24

I find Gap trousers are nice and slim.

maxybrown Sat 10-Oct-09 00:34:36

Boden, not cheap but all have working drawstrings, a life saver! Some are button adjusters as well, but nerver looked at girls things as only have very skinny boy!

mussyhillmum Sat 10-Oct-09 08:57:59

Hi. My DC are tall and slim. I found Boden jenas/trousers too "full fitting" for my DS, although their sskinny jeans were fine for DD. Gap does a classic and a slim style which are fine. However, the best (and cheapest!)fit I have found are at H&M. They have quite a large range of styles, many of which are slim cut.

FlyMeToDunoon Sat 10-Oct-09 09:03:18

Gap slim fit jeans.
Boden sweatpants were good until age of 5 ish then got too baggy.
I hate adjustable waists.

FlyMeToDunoon Sat 10-Oct-09 09:04:42

Oh sorry just noticed the jogging bottoms bit.
Could you snip, shorten and then reattach the elastic in the waistband?

IMoveTheStarsForNoOne Sat 10-Oct-09 09:09:03

Think M&S are quite narrow

mumtytoo Sat 10-Oct-09 17:35:05

Pumpkin patch worked well for my daughter when she was little.

UndeadLentil Sat 10-Oct-09 17:39:08

I have three narrow children.
Zara is good for the girls especially as everything is narrower than the Next stuff.

M&S for school uniform as they have adjustable waist trousers, and Tesco tend to do this too. DS is still walking round with boxers showing over the top of his jeans though.hmm

Ineedmorechocolatenow Sat 10-Oct-09 17:43:25

Gap has the best ones... my DS is a skinny little thing too...

popsycal Sat 10-Oct-09 17:44:05

h and m

4madboys Sat 10-Oct-09 17:46:28

i have this problem with my boys, i also use h and m.

but when visiting mil discovered mackays or m and co as it is now called and got fab ones with adjustable waist, slim legs etc and very reasonably priced

CarGirl Sat 10-Oct-09 17:49:08

gap slim fit jeans are the only ones that fit IME

UndeadLentil Sat 10-Oct-09 19:31:23

Oh, we've had luck with H&M too and they have just opened their second Irish branch not far from me. smile

Denny185 Sat 10-Oct-09 19:36:26

Not v ethically correct but last lot we got from primark - no adjusting required.

slipperthief Sat 10-Oct-09 19:41:31

Sainsburys are okay but not Tescos

catinthehat2 Sat 10-Oct-09 19:48:45

H&M for skinny tall childern every time

NorbertDentressangle Sat 10-Oct-09 19:55:49

We find H&M the best fit for jeans for a very slim DD.

The skinny jeans (Sqin?) even fitted her nicely.

LIZS Sat 10-Oct-09 19:59:37

I oftenhave to unpick the seam at the centre waist and run new elastic through, esp for pjamas and leggings. Proper trousers I find H and M , Gap and esprit are cut well and have adjustable waists

catinthehat2 Sat 10-Oct-09 20:01:14

M&S school tracky bots seem to fit quite well

Ivykaty44 Sat 10-Oct-09 20:12:30

JLewis - the only place I could get trousers to fit as they do waist and leg measurment

onefunkymama Sat 10-Oct-09 20:40:25

Thanks everyone, will take DD to town next week and try the shops mentionned.

blueshoes Sat 10-Oct-09 21:46:06

Try Vertbaudet.

Their skinny jeans are great and have adjustable waists.

bichonbuzz Sun 11-Oct-09 12:32:36

h and hm- matalan are only ones to fit my skinny dd-adjustable waist - m and s ,asda ,next a nightmare we have given in !!

Heated Sun 11-Oct-09 12:42:23

Both my dcs are skinny minnies and sometimes find the adjustable waists chafe.

Vertbaudet are very good for elasticated waists, although they do adjustable too. Usually have to order the yr up for ds to get the length but dd is wee so their clothes fit perfectly.

Boden boys are good for ds, especially if elasticated or drawstring, but the girls trews are still too capacious. Fortunately H&M do beautiful Boden type cords and trews which do fit, and are a third of the price.

Occasional bits from Next, Tesco & Asda. They are all erratic on their sizing ime.

JoJo Maman

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