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Where can I buy girls' school shorts that aren't culottes?

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kippersyllabub Sun 10-Apr-16 20:01:19

I have a tomboy. She's not keen on froufrou culotte shorts. Has anyone seen any school shorts for girls that actually look like shorts?

Jbck Sun 10-Apr-16 20:03:46

Marks had some last year.

SuburbanRhonda Sun 10-Apr-16 20:06:07

Would she not wear trousers?

Scootergrrrl Sun 10-Apr-16 20:06:16

My tomboy just wore boys shorts. She was especially keen on the Marks and Spencer ones which had pockets on the sides like combat trousers. They were (annoyingly!) cheaper than girls ones too.

kippersyllabub Sun 10-Apr-16 20:10:40

suburban sure she'll wear trousers but when the weather is hot she prefers shorts.

EskSmith Sun 10-Apr-16 20:11:29

I buy Dd2 boys plain shorts. She has so. E next girls shorts that I bought on eBay but she prefers the boys ones. I find d I have to go a size down to what I would buy her in girls clothing. (i.e. Dd2 is 7-8 but I would buy her 6-7)

EskSmith Sun 10-Apr-16 20:13:23

Btw not sure if your dd would go for this but I have just bought Dd2 a gingham playsuit from M&S - I sold it to her as a shorts onesie!!

MsHighwater Sun 10-Apr-16 20:23:04

Next has these in black and grey.

RufusTheReindeer Sun 10-Apr-16 20:25:44

My daughter also wore those "boys" combat shorts from M&S

kippersyllabub Sun 10-Apr-16 20:27:57

In two minds about the play suit as dd could easily be the odd one out but I like the next shorts. Thanks all

EskSmith Sun 10-Apr-16 20:33:19

My Dd2 wears being the odd one out like a badge of honour but I definitely understand what you mean, Dd1 would never have been the first to wear it!!

GreenMarkerPen Sun 10-Apr-16 20:34:26

my dd wears the plain shorts in the summer.

EskSmith Sun 10-Apr-16 20:35:10

Those next shorts are expensive though- plain boys ones from tesco are about £5 for 2

WoodleyPixie Sun 10-Apr-16 20:35:33

We brought them in m&s, asda, next, Matalan.

MrsPnut Sun 10-Apr-16 20:37:22

My daughter has the next girls shorts and also a few pairs of the next boys combat ones because they have extra pockets for hiding stuff in to smuggle to school.

Hersetta427 Mon 11-Apr-16 13:27:11

Thanks for this thread - have just bought DD a couple of gingham playsuits and a gingham dress with a ra ra bottom from Asda.

They did have girls city shorts I noticed too.

SoupDragon Mon 11-Apr-16 13:37:02

Don't you think those gingham play suits are horribly impractical when going to the toilet? Especially in the grimness that is a school toilet towards the end of the day...

Hersetta427 Mon 11-Apr-16 14:00:16

DD is a little older and manages playsuits and buttons with no issues so hope she will be fine.

paxillin Mon 11-Apr-16 17:49:12

Buy boy shorts or make shorts from last years' trousers. Served us well.

Pengweng Mon 11-Apr-16 18:08:17

M&S have some in grey and black. Just not bloody navy like i need so I'm just buying boys ones.

AndNowItsSeven Mon 11-Apr-16 18:15:59

Why can't she wear a skirt or a summer dress are shorts part of the girls school uniform. Dd1 was a tomboy but at school she knew she had to wear the same as the other girls?

paxillin Mon 11-Apr-16 18:17:54

Mine didn't wear skirts, either. Many schools allow girls to wear shorts or trousers.

CodyKing Mon 11-Apr-16 18:59:49

My DD's both wear shorts in summer - not unusual either!!

Why can't they? Boys do!

eandh Mon 11-Apr-16 19:07:22

Get my dd's smart girls tailored shorts from next range

eandh Mon 11-Apr-16 19:08:42

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