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Uniform - longer length summer dresses

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smudgesmith231 Fri 18-Mar-16 20:57:55

Has anybody seen any of the above?!
My dd is very tall for her age (5yrs but age 7 length wise going on most shop measurements).
I got her the m&s winter pinafore and skirt that they do in a longer length, however they don't do the same for the summer dresses. She's slim so I don't want her to be totally swamped

Mavey9 Sat 19-Mar-16 17:29:23

I've always found the john Lewis summer dresses to be longer length. And 100% cotton too.

BikeRunSki Sat 19-Mar-16 17:35:04

DS is tall and thin, I get his school uniform from Next as it fit him well (1 or 2 years older though). Possibly the same with dresses?

anotherbusymum14 Sat 19-Mar-16 17:38:43

Yes I agree with Mavey, try John Lewis. That should do it smile

Lurkedforever1 Sat 19-Mar-16 17:45:10

Dd is 12 now so might not be relevant, but v tall & thin & always was. She had some that were meant to be v close fitted, so while getting the right length still left them baggy, they weren't as tent like as most. And some with wide ribbon belts, can't remember which supermarket, so we could gather in the spare 12' of material. Did have a couple of simple shape ones I just unpicked, chopped down and sewed back up. Think it was either asda or tesco that used to do them as separate skirt & blouse, and the skirt waists were simple elastic so easy to sew some more on one the right length. And by y6, at 5'6 and width ways an age 7, we went for the mid thigh with cycling shorts under look of the tent like age 10's.

lexloofah Sat 19-Mar-16 17:48:47

what colour do you need? ours are blue and white striped and I got them from, they also have same on Amazon and Ebay
my DD is 5 but tall for her age and the 7-8 are right length with enough room to grow hopefully get another year out of them

Paperm0ver Sat 19-Mar-16 17:55:09

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Mavey9 Sat 19-Mar-16 18:00:06

The John Lewis ones have a tie waist so it's adjustable for thin children

Bogburglar99 Sat 19-Mar-16 18:00:13

DD is short but has most of her length in her legs and is even slimmer than she is short. Found we had to shop around different styles - the shirt dress types from M and S with a zip up and collar were longer and thinner than the more old fashioned sort.

BettyBusStop Sat 19-Mar-16 19:21:11

Asda tend to be quite slim fitting, and sell tie waist ones.

TeenAndTween Sat 19-Mar-16 20:51:54

Agree John Lewis.

nonicknameseemsavailable Sat 19-Mar-16 21:20:28

one of mine is about 3yrs taller than her age and about 5 years taller than her width!

we have managed to get away with the M&S traditional style gingham summer dresses, the ones with a waist,2 front pockets, flowery shaped buttons down the front and an open neck.

just buy the one for her height.

Arkwright Sun 20-Mar-16 10:05:32

My Dd's had the skirts/tops from Debenhams. The skirts were definitely longer length.

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