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Anyone else with a weirdly proportioned child?

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Gileswithachainsaw Thu 28-Jun-18 07:38:54

And how did you get around such restricted uniform requirements without having them looked swamped or in stuff they consider too tight hmm

I am going to get to do 're measure as i just have messed up as according to my measurements she needs an age 9-10 for length an age 7-8 for the waist and 5-6 hips.

Now I just have made a mistake but then this would also explain why despite numerous trouser threads and trying of different ones we have still not found one that fits round the waist that has the right length and doesn't have "saddle bags" either side.

I was hoping she could wear a skirt but that means tights and she can't really wear tights as they make her itch.(excema)

Trousers have to be the straight leg kind and there are no links on the site to anything that comes in a slim fit option but those are usually too tight around the crotch and bum. Plus she is a swimmer/gymnast so her thighs aren't quite as slim as the rest of her grin

Does Anyone else have trouble with kitting their kids out

God primary is so kuch easier no one complains at skirts that are too short or shirts that don't quite stay tucked in.

So how does everyone else cope with the restrictions on children with their own restrictions?grin

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BrownTurkey Thu 28-Jun-18 07:46:42

Yes, its a nightmare, but length doesn’t matter, they can easily be taken up.

And actually, finding something that fits is not too hard.

However, finding some trousers my teen will agree to wear without crying and which are on the list of only 3 approved product numbers school will allow is my personal Mount Everest. {As it is impossible we can’t stick to the list, and nor does anyone else so I don’t know why they bother}. Thankfully skirts are popular in her group this year.

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 28-Jun-18 08:19:59

I'm crap at seeing but it's usually the sides that are the problem more than the length.

What's with the masses of material on the side like clown trousers.

How does wool mix with eczema. We have never tried it on account of usually aiming for vegan skin care products it would have seemed daft to them buy wool clothing..

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TeenTimesTwo Thu 28-Jun-18 08:39:45

I always found that John Lewis school trousers came with loads of length for the waist size - have you tried them?

Definitely can't wear socks instead of tights? That what DD2 does for a lot of the year.

crumpet Thu 28-Jun-18 08:46:33

Take them to be altered to fit - not an ideal solution, but probably wouldn’t cost more than £10 to alter, which would be worth it for something she wears every day.

CMOTDibbler Thu 28-Jun-18 08:47:14

Try Marks and Spencers - they have extra long trousers which have an adjustable waist and hem so you can get the size you need at the top.

Enb76 Thu 28-Jun-18 08:52:09

My daughter is height 11/12, waist 7-8 and has no bum to speak of. It's dresses/skirts all the way but we don't do tights because I've never found a pair that fit her. Instead she wears leggings.

Bamboo is pretty hypoallergenic - not terribly cheap though.

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 28-Jun-18 08:58:31

The only ones they approve are some from m+s or a specific pair at 16 pounds from website. So any alterations woukd then them into 26 pound trousers hmm

The skirt is a designated one supplier job at 17 pounds and it's wool.

So a little stuck as to what to do as tights are a no but trousers are so limited

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Enb76 Thu 28-Jun-18 09:03:27

I would email the school and question them about their designated supplier and whether alternatives are available as not only is the clothing against your ethics but you cannot find anything that fits either.

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 28-Jun-18 09:36:37

Oh I'm not vegan it's more that those are the products that we use to treat her eczema and are proving most effective. She's never worn wool so I don't know if she finds it itchy or not. She won't wear scarfs or hard for instance as she finds those itchy.

I'm going to have to email some links and get approval as I've tried the m&s ones befire and they have duck sides and are too badly fitting to alter without starting from scratch again. Doesnt help that half the links have expired so no idea if the ones that still work are even really available.

They were very quick to point out at the meeting tht trousersbare approved styke only so if the uniform shop ones don't fit in.fucked

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Seeline Thu 28-Jun-18 09:41:14

I would be surprised if she could wear wool. Both my Ds and I have sensitive skin, although not eczema, and neither of us can tolerate it. I can tell instantly if a jumper has wool in it - even soft, expensive ones - just by touching it.

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 28-Jun-18 09:42:01

There's no alternative to the skirt either.

Think Darla from Buffy.

The patented tartan school skirt

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Seeline Thu 28-Jun-18 09:43:16

I think your measurements must be wrong though - my DD was tiny when she started secondary, but was wearing age 10-11 stuff.

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 28-Jun-18 09:48:13

Shes still in her age 7-8 school skirts . I just had to kit her out for school trip had to send the joggers back twice and sixebdoen to an 8-9 which were too big but thankfulky not fall down immediately too big. The only 9-10 + stuff she fits into are leggings (bottom wise) tops you can get away with bigger

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RandomMess Thu 28-Jun-18 09:51:41

With trousers I went down in age size and bought extra long which helped a lot.

Our approved skirts are £20 each and in both brands she is between sizes - needs a 20.5 inch tbh so is swamped in 22". They now have logo's girls trousers and even in the xtra long were just huge as they are designed for curvy girls and she is that straight shape even though she has finally developed hips.

GivenAndDenied Thu 28-Jun-18 09:52:04

I have similar issues with my DD - she is very long legged, but very slim. Nothing ever fits her on the waist, and by the time it does, it's too short on the leg.

I don't really have an answer though - we end up either having stuff altered, or she has to wear belts or use a scrunchie to tighten waists.

It does feel like there isn't as much for slim kids these days.

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 28-Jun-18 09:59:09

That's exactly it. By the time it fits around waist it's too short on the legs!
Leggings have been the saving grace . Asda did some stretchy skinny trousers which I thought would be fab but the 8-9 was so short grin I've kept them for her sister instead had to send the 9-10 back.

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Gileswithachainsaw Thu 28-Jun-18 10:07:22

And the skirt does the same thing here. Goes 24 26 etc

No point buying a 24 as no growing room especially as it has to be bought earlier than id usually get so she will have to have a 26.

Need the holy grail of non itchy black tights. Ones that won't result in more infected eczema and anti biotics

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Enb76 Thu 28-Jun-18 10:10:22

Need the holy grail of non itchy black tights.

Leggings, black leggings and black socks. Tights are the devil's invention for anyone long-legged but slim.

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 28-Jun-18 10:11:25

No leggings allowed sadly...Not sure why that would be but ....

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Greenandcabbagelooking Thu 28-Jun-18 10:14:51

Black ballet tights, maybe? They are soft, seamless and don’t ladder easily? Dance Direct online, or s dance shop.

Hoppinggreen Thu 28-Jun-18 10:15:42

Yes, my dd is 13 and tall and slim with a tiny waist
Her uniform has to be from the official outfitters so she can wear a skirt that fits or one that is long enough. The correct length almost falls off her and the correct waist is too short ( letter home from her form teacher). Im Ignoring it until September as she finishes in 2 weeks for the summer anyway

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 28-Jun-18 10:20:52

Oooh I like the idea of the black ballet tights.

Did you get away with them at your school?

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m0therofdragons Thu 28-Jun-18 10:22:05

Dd is really tricky. She's above average height for her age (10) but is so skinny she can wear age 3 knickers and has some age 7 cropped jeans that are the best fit we can get but still baggy. The only adjustable trousers we find work are H&M skinny fit. Even Boden swamped her. No idea what she'll wear when she goes to secondary. Brownie uniform is also huge imo. She's in age 4-5 skorts and trousers didn't fit at all. Makes dd more aware of her body and feeling weird sad

Greenandcabbagelooking Thu 28-Jun-18 10:35:44

I’m a teacher, and wear them most days in the winter. No one has ever commented on them, so if they are okay for me, I think they would be fine for school. They look like normal tights.

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