Fashion Advice for Tall Children

Time for fashion advice again. This time the question comes from another tall blogger, Long. Leggy. Lovin It!, and one of her readers:

“Tall Moms – I need your help! A reader asked this question about her tall daughter – “Do you have any fashion advice for tall children? My two year old is in a 4-5T, and the next size up is in big kids clothes. As much fun as shopping is, I’d rather have her in more age appropriate stuff. I know it’s not a big problem right now, but it will be when she’s 10 and is in teens’ clothing sizes”. Any tips from the fabulous tall moms out there?”

I must say, this one got me thinking, and, unfortunately, there is no magical solution just yet – unless some clothing manifactures decide to fill this niche! Or unless you are clever enough to make clothes yourself – which, unfortunately, I am not.

In my experience, when kids are young, there are no real issues as far as their clothing is concerned. Problems begin when children get to that age when we have to start looking for adult clothes and shoes for them.

Advice for Girls

My little girl is nearly two and already 1 metre tall. I haven’t bothered trying to have her height predicted for two reasons:

1. I somehow never trust the accuracy of such predictions.

2. I am not sure I want to know. Not yet. I just hope she won’t tower over me one day, as I can just about cope with my own height.

At this stage, it is easy to shop for clothes for her. All I do is buy sizes for slightly older children, and there is plenty of choice out there. I am particularly fond of H&M and love to shop kids stuff on their sales.

What happens when my little girl grows up?

This is an issue I won’t face for another few years, but as the market is at the moment, what I’d probably do is look at high street stores oriented towards the younger generation:


New Look Tall

Top Shop’s tall range

Dorothy Perkins’ tall range

Next Tall Range

Gap Tall Range, and probably more.

I probably wouldn’t buy clothes for a tall teenager from Long Tall Sally: far too classical and mature looking, in my opinion. That’s a brand I’ll keep to myself for the time being.

Advice for Boys

This is when it gets tricky. And I mean tricky! I am entering this stage now and, honestly, haven’t got a clue. My tall fashion blogging expertise extends to women fashion only, simply because this is what I have experience of. Pretty soon I will have to expand it to meet my son’s needs, though.

He is 9 and half and about 155 cm. Now that he can no longer fit into junior shoes, we have an issue. He just won’t like what we suggest for him. And I don’t blame him: why would a young boy like adult shoes? They are just not funky enough.

So, if any of my readers has any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!


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