Clothes for tall and skinny kid?

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Re : Clothes for tall and skinny kid?

Postby mother bear » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:18 am

We just use suspenders.

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Re : Clothes for tall and skinny kid?

Postby trish » Wed Nov 04, 2009 07:51 pm

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We've had good luck with The Children's Place slim. They adjust & are more slim fitting overall than a lot of jeans. Some pants/jeans when you adjust too much they just look like a sack tied with string YKWIM - these don't. But they don't sell slim in stores - only on-line. And I've never looked for boys but I would guess they have slim in boys too. I asked for slim one time at a store & they gave me a free shipping coupon but you can usually find a free ship code on-line.

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Re : Clothes for tall and skinny kid?

Postby kara » Wed Nov 04, 2009 06:49 pm

We don't shop Gap often, but I've noticed their sizes run small, so you might luck out with a pair of pants. Look for pants that have a large hem that you can let out. You can do that, even if you don't sew. You just need a seam ripper and some iron-on hem tape (called stitch witchery).

Avery has the same problem. Skinny, yet tallish. We also use the adjustable waist pants at Target - some adjust more than others. We've got Avery pulled in at 8 on both sides and they are still loose, so we tuck in shirts, which helps, roll the legs, and she tugs them up whenever necessary.

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Re : Clothes for tall and skinny kid?

Postby aggie95mom » Wed Nov 04, 2009 06:18 pm

In addition to J&J clothing, we've had really good luck with the slim sizes at Gymboree (circle of friends 30% off starts tomorrow). I don't think they sell kids clothing anymore, but Talbots kids had the best slim pants, too. Oddly enough, a year ago I had bought three pairs of pants with adjustable waist at Walmart one day b/c they were on super clearance and they turned out to be a lot longer than any others I had in the same size. I think the name on the tag is George. I don't shop there often enough to know if it's something they regularly carry, though.

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Clothes for tall and skinny kid?

Postby hols537 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 03:50 pm

I put this in the preemies section because I think you all are the most likely to have dealt with this, although it is not a preemie issue.

Alexander is skinny. Really skinny, but he's relatively tall. He's been wearing 2T pants, but they're getting too short. I need to get him some longer pants, but the 3T pants we've tried just fall off - even the ones with the adjustable waists. Even a lot of his 2T pants fall down too. Anyone recommend any brands that fit skinny/tall kids particularly well? I know Janie & Jack fit tall and skinny well, but I was looking for something a bit more affordable and suitable for play.

I don't sew, so I can't take them in myself and it seems a little insane to take toddler clothes to a tailor :)

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