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Long shorts for 10 year old - do they exist?

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walkingtheplank Mon 03-Apr-17 20:33:13

My tall 10 year old would like some shorts that end closer to her knees than her crotch. We used to buy some knee length ones from Boden but they dont do them anymore. We had a look around town today but they were all on the micro side. Do longer shorts exist for girls these days?

irregularegular Mon 03-Apr-17 20:35:00

Gap has denim ones: www.gap.co.uk/browse/category.do?cid=1049671&departmentRedirect=true#department=48

walkingtheplank Mon 03-Apr-17 20:49:39

Thank you. We had looked at the Gap ones. I think DD wants to avoid denim and hopefully have something a bit prettier. Not sure we'll find this.

margaritasbythesea Mon 03-Apr-17 21:37:08

I found some white ones last year in Peacocks.

Sunflower6 Mon 03-Apr-17 21:42:01

Hi my 11 year old is the same, she likes colour shorts not denim and to the knee, I usually get them from next, or gap and last year Sainsbury's did some. If you don't mind eBay you might be able to get some longer length shorts on there, I did last year as my daughter won't wear short shorts.

wrinkleseverywhere Mon 03-Apr-17 21:45:23

Boys' ranges? DD got a purple pair & a jade pair in Matalan last year. They're not "pretty" but they were a change from denim.
She also wears cut offs & I don't have qualms about buying trousers at this time of year knowing I'll be chopping them off above the knees. They're often no more expensive than shorts. If you're buying trousers with that intention, do look at the cut & try & work out if they will look oddly flappy if cut off.
I should say DD is only 7yo so what I can get her to wear may not work for a 10yo

Lucked Tue 04-Apr-17 02:42:25

mountain warehouse

Lucked Tue 04-Apr-17 02:44:03

trespass

Lucked Tue 04-Apr-17 02:45:15

denim but not blue

Lucked Tue 04-Apr-17 02:51:29

dressy culottes

hellokittymania Tue 04-Apr-17 02:57:06

I found some at Sainsburys about two years ago. I have another really pretty pair, they are elastic waist and very comfortable from Esperie I think. I shop in children's sizes. What about somewhere like Uniqlo? Does the UK have a children's version? TK Maxx kids?

SSR24479 Tue 04-Apr-17 04:28:06

Just buy boys cargo shorts.

Lowdoorinthewal1 Tue 04-Apr-17 08:57:08

I agree just buy boys. Boden has loads of longer shorts in the boys section.

FellOutOfBed2wice Tue 04-Apr-17 09:04:06

I even find for my 2 year old that girls ranges are too much like hot pants for my liking!! Shop in the boys range.

Lowdoorinthewal1 Tue 04-Apr-17 09:05:08

Gosh I see what you mean about the girls' shorts on Boden. hmm

WHY do Boden think girls' shorts must touch their bum cheeks but boys' shorts must touch their knees?? confused

Felyne Tue 04-Apr-17 09:20:05

vertbaudet do bermuda shorts. I find their sizes come up a bit small so get the next one (or two) up.

walkingtheplank Tue 04-Apr-17 16:54:32

Thanks everyone for ideas. I'll show DD what you've all come up with. It's disappointing about Boden. We used to buy a jersey knee length short (thinks they were called crops) from them which they don't do anymore. Recently sold the last of ours on eBay and got decent money for them so there's definitely a demand for them.

DeleteOrDecay Tue 04-Apr-17 17:21:24

Sorry op no advice but I have 2 dd's and this sort of thing infuriates me. Why are girls shorts always ridiculously short whereas boys shorts are always closer to the knee? I like the look of longer length shorts for my dd's, but I shouldn't have to shop in another section to find what I'm looking for.

iloveredwine Tue 04-Apr-17 18:37:27

Found a few on m&m direct that are pretty and longer. On my phone so it won't let me attach photo

Mrs9C Tue 04-Apr-17 18:38:31

This infuriates me! So ridiculously short!

Longleggedlovely Tue 04-Apr-17 21:18:52

I'm tall with long legs (hence the nn!) and really struggle to find shorts that aren't indecent on me, my go to is Gap boyfriend shorts and randomly George at Asda do decent casual ones that have roll up/roll down legs. They were nicer a couple of years ago as they didn't have an elasticated waist big they are comfy, long enough and not frumpy so do me for a beach holiday! Could she get small size adult ones?

relaxo Tue 04-Apr-17 21:30:55

My dd wears H&M jersey ones from the boys range. This sort of thing

http://m2.hm.com/m/en_gb/productpage.0519900001.html#Grey%20marl

relaxo Tue 04-Apr-17 21:32:37

Link for 10+ year olds


http://m2.hm.com/m/en_gb/productpage.0459258002.html#Light%20grey%20marl

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