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gallicgirl Sun 04-Nov-12 18:18:50

and if so, can someone please tell me if Marks & Spencer's children's clothes come up big or about right?

I'm after some long sleeve vests for my 21 month old but I'm struggling to get any above 18mo or at the most 18-24 months. She's short and fat and although she wears within her size for the most part, I think I'd prefer to get age 2-3 vests as they always shrink a bit in the dryer.

crazybutterflylady Sun 04-Nov-12 18:28:59

M&S. I bought a 3 pack for £9 last week


crazybutterflylady Sun 04-Nov-12 18:30:34

Sorry I totally misread your post! They come up true to size I think, although the length isn't DD is 17mo and I bought her 18-24. They only just fit lengthwise but she is tall. Maybe get 2-3

gallicgirl Sun 04-Nov-12 19:37:13

Thanks for that. I'll stick with 2-3 then. Seems strange - not a baby anymore sad

mewkins Sun 04-Nov-12 20:00:02

Trousers come up very long, tops quite snug and vests a bit short and wide I find. go for the bigger size! Mothercare do bigger sized vests that are good quality, John lewis ones go very odd in the wash... Sainsbury's tu ones are really good quality (and cheaper) if that helps?

DerbyNottsLeicsNightNanny Sun 04-Nov-12 20:28:46

I think m&s come a bit small - especially in tops/cardigans etc.

I get larger size vests with poppers from mothercare, my son has some age 2-3 ones from there

gallicgirl Sun 04-Nov-12 21:02:36

Sainsbo's didn't have any bigger sizes when I went today but I do use a lot of their clothes and find 18-24 tops a bit snug so have bought 2-3 tops today. Still in 18-24 mths for trousers though. In fact, I think she's still wearing some 12-18 mth trousers from some places quite happily! Crazy how sizes differ.

Short and wide might just work for us. I can always get both sizes because they will fit at some point.

ladyintheradiator Sun 04-Nov-12 21:49:14

H&M do nice long sleeved vests and I find them quite big - my DD is 2 and still wears a couple of the 12-18 months ones although 18-24 are a better fit in the arms. They don't do them in a 2-3 unfortunately but you might find 18-24 are roomy enough. They're 3 for £10 and do a good range of bright colours, stripes etc.

noviceoftheday Sun 04-Nov-12 22:00:13

I think they come up a little small but dd is taller than average, so maybe that's why. I tend to find that John Lewis are slightly bigger (so last longer) and Sainsbury's Tu prob true to size.

gallicgirl Sun 04-Nov-12 22:50:41

JL are definitely bigger - I think DD is still wearing a 12-18mth dress from there!

I'd forgotten about H&M, thanks Lady. smile

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