My daughter is an inch taller than me.
Allow me to pause and grieve over that for a moment.
She's only 11, but she's already the size of this adult. When I look at her, I'm reminded that she will be all grown up sooner than I expect, and I'm also reminded of the importance of letting her be a kid while she's still a kid.
One of the ways I do that is by letting her indulge in the things she really enjoys. She loves to create, she loves history, she loves to read and she will still play dress-up!
Anyone with a very tall daughter knows two things: finding kid-sized clothes that fit is often problematic and moving to the adult or junior section often leaves you with clothes that are flat out inappropriate. What's true for clothes is just as true for costumes. And, when you have a kid as imaginative as mine, finding costumes is a must.
Recently, we discovered Wholesale Costume Club where we found great adult costumes that fit her but were still appropriate for her age group. They had the right costume and size for a recent 50s Sock Hop at school and we found a prairie costume that was close enough to appease her obsession with the Victorian era. At just over $35, it was priced reasonably enough to purchase for play, Halloween or school projects. This particular costume was one-size up to size 14, so she was quick to point out that I could wear it too :-).
In terms of quality, the costume seems surprisingly durable. We've purchased costumes in the past that we knew would clearly not last beyond one or two wears. I questioned whether or not this particular costume would actually fit up to a size 14. It did, however, give us exactly what we were looking for, and with a little steaming, she'll be on her way.
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