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Okay, I admit it, I should have done it weeks ago. Please talk to me about school trousers for dd1 - stupid shop sizing!!!!!

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TooTicky Sun 24-Aug-08 20:49:41

Dd1 (11) needs school trousers. Her waist, according to M&S size guide, is that of a 16yo. But she is not fat at all. Her legs are shortish.
Am hoping to buy online but still get something that fits. Are M&S sizes realistic ?
Help!!

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TooTicky Sun 24-Aug-08 20:51:17

Oh, and she'd like a zip pocket...

Califrau Sun 24-Aug-08 20:56:09

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TooTicky Sun 24-Aug-08 20:56:16

Ach, but the shops are useless and never actually have things in stock <grrrr>

TooTicky Sun 24-Aug-08 20:57:58

hmm indeed at husky
But in any case, you always hear about about Americans being obese, so you'd think their sizing would reflect this.

Califrau Sun 24-Aug-08 21:50:58

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FluffyMummy123 Sun 24-Aug-08 21:52:46

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Clary Mon 25-Aug-08 00:42:53

Not bought M&S trousers for girls but have found from trying on that DD (7) tends to wear a size 7 skirt well pulled in.

Just got her a tracksuit from there in size 7-8 top and size 6 bottoms which fits well hmm

She is very skinny and average-ish height, certainly not the tallest. Put it this way, she can wear pass-on jeans from her best buddy who is 2 mo older than her (and slightly taller and stockier - not much tho)

Any help?

You need to go and try on. Call and order what you need first - you don't have to buy it.

TooTicky Mon 25-Aug-08 21:25:38

Hmm, it's all so generalisewd, that's the problem. There should be more adjustable waists and variety of leg lengths.
Cod, some of the next ones seem a funny shape. Also, they're not good on pockets, which dd1 NEEDS. <sigh>
I fear it is the hell that is M&S hell in Bath, Salisbury, Bristol or Swindon <shudder>
Which is the best stocked?

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