Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-19-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
Bellamoon's Avatar
Bellamoon
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: State of confusion (thanks Army)
Posts: 5,053
My Mood:
I need help finding girl clothes

My dd is really tall for her age, or rather she has a super long torso! She wears a 5 slim with adjustable waist band for pants, but she prefers skirts and dresses. For shirts if they are the right size 5-6 they are way too short and show her tummy if she moves at all. If I size up they dont fit everywhere else Where can I get longer tops and dresses that will still fit her everywhere else?

Advertisement

__________________
Mama to N (8/02), L (12/06) and P (2/11)
My blog
Bellamoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
andyoly82's Avatar
andyoly82
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,863
My Mood:
Gap has clothes that really cater to this. My little sister has this problem as well. When she was little Gymboree had clothes that fit her well. I hope this helps!
__________________
Andrea SAHM to Mason dec 09 and oue 12 week angel 2011. wife to my amazing soldier and hero Chris currently expecting our rainbow in AUGUST 2012!!!
andyoly82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 11:34 AM   #3
Bellamoon's Avatar
Bellamoon
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: State of confusion (thanks Army)
Posts: 5,053
My Mood:
Re: I need help finding girl clothes

Gap and Gymbo are way out of my price range for a 5 year old, but thanks!
__________________
Mama to N (8/02), L (12/06) and P (2/11)
My blog
Bellamoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 12:01 PM   #4
rottenapple's Avatar
rottenapple
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 348
My Mood:
Re: I need help finding girl clothes

My DD is in the same boat- she's way tall all over!! These are my 2 solutions for you, for cheap (hopefully)
Mine wears a lot of her old "dresses" like the cotton play dresses from carters or wherever as tunic tops with leggings or bike shorts underneath. She gets away with wearing regular smaller sized leggins (like 3T) as capri length under her old dresses that now look like tunics. For dresses that you want to look like dresses, I find that buying her about a size 6 with the ties that tie in back fit well because you can tie it to adjust her skinny self.
The other day DD was wearing a pair of DS's 24 month cotton pants as her capris-
Good luck mama!!
__________________
Steph- Blessed Wifey to Matt (12/20/05) , and PTWOHM Mama to Cassidy (07) and Jake (09) and Fur Buddy Simon Brown
rottenapple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 12:43 PM   #5
EmilytheStrange's Avatar
EmilytheStrange
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mountain Home, ID
Posts: 7,418
My Mood:
Lots of cotton dresses here to hide the belly. I hate when shirts and such are noticeably too big in the shoulders, so larger shirts are generally a no go.

I have a long torso like my daughter and my mom made most of my clothes growing up, which is only helpful if you can sew.

When I needed dresses to be dressy, we always did the empire waist so that the difference in normal waist clothes and my actual waistline wasn't obvious.
__________________
SAHM to Magnolia May (09/10) and Luke Russett (04/13) and wife and best friend to my airman.
EmilytheStrange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 12:46 PM   #6
EmilytheStrange's Avatar
EmilytheStrange
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mountain Home, ID
Posts: 7,418
My Mood:
Quote:
Originally Posted by rottenapple
My DD is in the same boat- she's way tall all over!! These are my 2 solutions for you, for cheap (hopefully)
Mine wears a lot of her old "dresses" like the cotton play dresses from carters or wherever as tunic tops with leggings or bike shorts underneath. Good luck mama!!
Oh yeah! And this!

We totally do this. I bought a 2t dress last year for this year and now it barely covers her bottom. But it fits her chest perfectly and looks like a little top. Lots and lots of these. Which is great for recycling clothes. Dresses last year - shirts this year (doesn't work with all styles, obviously).
__________________
SAHM to Magnolia May (09/10) and Luke Russett (04/13) and wife and best friend to my airman.
EmilytheStrange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 01:57 PM   #7
Free Thinker
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,112
Re: I need help finding girl clothes

I was going to suggest Gap as well. My DD is now 9, and we still struggle with this. Sometimes her tops are just boxy to be long enough. I'd also suggest tunic tops w/ leggings for spring!
__________________
Busy Mama to 5 Great Kids
Free Thinker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 03:40 PM   #8
Pyrodjm's Avatar
Pyrodjm
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,072
Re: I need help finding girl clothes

I love Land's End jersey dresses, tunics and legging. I shop the sale section with codes.
__________________
D, wife to B , momma to N 7/08 and A 8/10
Special Ed teacher
Come SWAG with me!
Pyrodjm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 04:07 PM   #9
mjg2043's Avatar
mjg2043
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,135
My Mood:
Bike shorts or leggings under dresses. Extends the life of dresses too!
__________________
WAHM for tutoring company and wife to my Hubby. Full time mom to Gabby (9/04) and Anthony (1/08)
mjg2043 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 08:02 PM   #10
mom2cse
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 305
Re: I need help finding girl clothes

I also find that Kohls has a few shirts with stickers marked "extra long". I have found these few and far between in the store, but they have fit wonderfully. I never tried looking on their website, but I may try that soon and let you know if I have any luck.
mom2cse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.