Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sizing FAQs

These are the top 4 sizing questions...and these are our answers:

DISCLAIMER: You must take into consideration that each manufacturer has their own sizing standards, and produces and labels their clothes by those. Therefore, there is not an answer here that you cannot argue, but we don't want that.

Q1) What's the difference between 24 months and 2T?

A1) Infant clothing is defined by clothes that are sized 0-3 months to 24 months. Toddler sizes are 2T, 3T and 4T. Month sizes commonly have snap crotches to accommodate diaper changes. Toddlers are a bit slimmer, and longer in both sleeve and pant length, and look a little more grown up without snaps in the crotch.

Q2) What's the difference between 4 and 4T?

A2) 4T and 4s seem to have very close dimensions. The toddler sizes in general have a little bit more room in the seat for a diaper. Size 4 pants can come in slims or regular but the length has very little difference than the toddler sizes. Because size 4 starts the run of sizes 4 through 7, the styles can also be big boy/girl looks.

Q3) Why is there a 6X?

A3) 6X covers that age when girls are maturing faster than boys and they shoot out of their little girl 6s and need some tummy room. 6Xs are not usually the best fit for a slim girl. They are made for that "in between" time when girls are a little "fluffy" around the middle. The length is closer to 7s.

Q4) Why is there a size 9?

A4) Yeah, like we need another size break down. Anyway, only a few brands, including Gymboree, have a size 9. It is the size between 8 and 10 and we can't really tell much of a difference. We don't typically have size 9 racks at Rhea Lana's because there just aren't that many items. We encourage you to put those clothes on the size 8 racks so shoppers on their way to 10s can shop for them! Incidentally, there is no size 9 in boys, go figure.

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