Showing posts with label Shorts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shorts. Show all posts

Monday, May 9, 2016

Featured Basics - French Toast School Uniform Shorts for Spring

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It is a perfect time to pick up new shorts.

Girls Shorts
These classic girls uniform shorts are called the Bermuda Short. They are made from stretch cotton twill, knee length with 2 front pockets and an adjustable waist.  They come in navy, khaki, black and grey in girls sizes 4 - 20, plus, juniors and women's.

If you don't need the extra length, you can try the Mid-Thigh Short. And the youngest girls should check out the Pull-On Girls Short for less fuss and confidence with potty training skills.

Boys Shorts

The classic boys uniform short is the Flat Front Adjustable Waist Short.  They are a knee length twill with an adjustable made from a wrinkle no more cotton blend with 2 pockets in the front and 2 in back.  They are available in navy, khaki and black in boys sizes 4-20, husky and guys sizes up to a 38 YM.

As an alternative, you can try the Pleated Adjustable Waist Short.  Again, check out the Boys Pull-On Shorts for younger boys.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Featured Basic: Classroom Matchstick Narrow Leg Shorts for Girls Uniform

 Matchstick Narrow Leg Short
I was reading a post on Facebook last week where a group of Moms were complaining that they cannot find girls shorts that weren't too short.  Here at Uniform Mom, we can recommend many brands and styles that would also be great for summer camp.  Shh, they would even for non uniform kids. I recently reviewed a pair of Girls Narrow Leg Pants by Classroom. I was impressed with their quality. These girls shorts, from the same manufacture, are similar in style with a narrow leg.

They are made from a stretch twill that is a comfortable blend of cotton, poly and spandex. Amazon has them in navy, black and khaki for a reasonable price.  They are machine washable.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Featured Basics: Bermuda Shorts from French Toast

Update - This post was updated in May 2019 for links and sizing options.

It seems like we had a few days of spring then we fast forwarded right into summer.  We had temperatures in the 80's this week, and I had to go digging through my daughter's off-season clothes to find her shorts.

If you find you need new shorts for your daughter, check out these uniform basics from French Toast. The shorts are 97% cotton and 3% spandex.  They have an adjustable waist, button closure, and a modern fit, low rise.   They retail for a very affordable $12.98.

These Bermuda shorts are a best seller for French Toast.  They have them in all sizes: Toddlers (in a pull-on style 2T-4T),  girls (4-20), plus (10-20), and adult.  They also carry the Lee brand bermuda short in Junior's sizing (0-13).

If you need boys shorts instead, check out French Toast's Flat Front Adjustable Waist Shorts. The boys have a hook and eye closure instead of a button.   They are also available in all sizes:  Toddlers (in a pull-on style 2T-4T),  boys (4-14),  husky (10-20) and young men (31-38).

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Frugal Finds: School Uniforms on Clearance at Children's Place

Uniform Jumper

This girl's Uniform Jumper is on sale at the Children's Place.  It retails for 24.95 but is on sale for $8. Hello, that is more than 65% off!  If you have a little girl that likes the jumper option for school wear, scoop this up now.  Order in multiples, getting her current size and then one size up too.  It is available in khaki and navy in almost all sizes. It is 98% cotton ad 2% spandex.  We haven't tried this jumper, but our other navy items from Children's Place have held their color very well.

In fact, just about all uniform items are on clearance at Children's place right now. You can pick up some girls Uniform Shorts for $6. The boy's Chino Shorts also a couple of bucks off at $15.00.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Frugal Finds - Uniform Shorts at the Gap

As Spring temperatures rise, you'll find yourself digging through the dresser to find a pair of shorts soon enough.  If you suspect your child has outgrown the ones from last fall, you can't beat the price on these uniform basics, ON SALE, at the Gap. Hurry, some sizes are already sold out.

Gap Girls Stretch Bermuda Shorts

These Gap Girls Stretch Bermuda Shorts are 97% cotton and 3% stretch.  They are available in navy and khaki in regular, slim and plus. This style has been modified to a cleaner, more modern silhouette.  They have a concealed adjustable waist that Mom's love and the slim fit through the hips and thigh that girls prefer.  The 8 inch inseam is long enough to comply with most dress codes.  The regular retail price is $24.99.  Currently, they are on sale for $9.99.

Gap Boys Gapshield Pleated Shorts
The Gap Boys Gapshield Pleated Shorts are available in navy and Khaki.  They are treated with Gapshield to repel stains and spills.  These pleated shorts have been updated in "a more modern silhouette—straight fit with slimmer pleat detailing." The inseam is 8.25".  They are 100% cotton and machine washable. The regular retail price is $24.99.  Currently, they are on sale for $6.99.

While you're there, refresh the wardrobe:
  • Stock up on the Gap Girls Pique Polo which is regularly $16.95 , currently on sale for $5.99.
  • Here's the Gap Boys Pique Polo regularly $16.95 , now on sale for $4.99.
  • And many other uniform staples on sale.  These prices are definitely worth a look to see what's left in your child's size.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lands' End Girls School Uniform Shorts, a Review

I'm working with Lands' End as a Brand Ambassador during the 2014 Back to School season. They gifted me school uniforms for me to evaluate so I could share my opinion of the items with you. All opinions are my own.
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With all the short shorts so popular right now, it is hard to find a pair for school that will meet dress code requirements. These School Uniform Girls' Plain Front Stain Resistant Chino Shorts from Lands' End are an easy choice for warm weather days heading back to school this fall. The above the knee length is long enough to avoid any issues with dress code violations yet the plain front style and fit make them fashionable. Paired with a basic polo, the kids will be dressed for the bus and out the door with no morning hassles.

Girls' Plain Front Blend Chino Shorts
We've tried shorts from several of the major retailers; the wrinkle resistant and stain resistant treatment on these shorts makes all the difference to your weekend laundry routine.  These shorts are look great straight from the dryer.  No ironing needed.  That's a huge win in my book.   The seams have reinforced stitching at all the stress points for longer lasting wear. Depending on your climate, you might put them away for the winter months, but when you pull them out of the drawer in the spring, you'll appreciate the adjustable waistband which allows them to grow with her over the course of the school year. A quick fix of the buttons and just like magic, they fit again!


  • Long-lasting, super soft blend of 98% cotton/2% spandex
  • Fights wrinkles and stops stains
  • Side & rear pockets
  • Inner adjustable waistband to fine-tune her fit
  • Above-knee length
  • Little Girl sizes: Easy-on elastic back & snap-front close
  • Girl sizes: No-gap contoured waistband & button-front close
These shorts retail for $27.  They are available in classic navy and khaki in little girl's sizes (4-7) and big girl sizes (7-16).  They also have them in adults sizes (6-16) for $32.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pass the Fingertip Test

During the development of a schools uniform dress code, there is typically some back and forth that leads to an common understanding of the policy between the school board and the larger community of parents and students.  Once the policy is adopted, enforcement can be a constant battle for school administrators everywhere.  Recent articles included in the "in the news" series show many examples of battles between administrators and students, and in some cases, a larger group in the community.

A policy with clearly stated expectations and guidelines makes it easier for parents to understand so they can guide the student's choices when shopping.  Consistent enforcement by different teachers make clear examples of what's acceptable and what's not acceptable.

The length of a girls hemline for shorts, scooters, and dresses is a huge area for consternation.  Many schools have tried to set a simple easy to understand rule of thumb which is commonly referred to as "the fingertip test".   A young lady passes the fingertip test when the length of the skirt is below the fingertips of the student while standing with her arms extended straight down.  The same test works for jumpers, scooters and shorts. Maybe its a backlash to the mid-thigh trend we've been seeing for the past few seasons, but this fall, I noticed a trend of several retailers offering new longer lengths. Lands End's fall school uniform catalog features girls skirts in 3 lengths: above the knee, top of the knee and below the knee.  The French Toast fall catalog page on girls skirts feature both "the long and short of it" featuring two knee length skirts and one long skirt.  This can make shopping easier if your school has adopted the fingertip test as a rule of thumb to guide enforcement.

Below are some examples of new longer skirts:

Girls' Plus Solid Pleated Skirt (Below The Knee) - Gray, 14
Lands' End
 Girls' Plus Solid Pleated Skirt (Below The Knee)

French Toast
Kick Pleat Skirt
Little Girls' Solid A-line Skirt (Below The Knee) - Classic Navy, 6
Lands' End
Little Girls' Solid A-line Skirt (Below The Knee)
French Toast
Knee Length Straight Skirt

Little Girls' Box Pleat Skirt (Below The Knee)
Lands' End
Little Girls' Box Pleat Skirt (Below The Knee)

What do you think of these knee length and longer styles?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Children's Place Uniform Shorts, a Review

I picked up another pair of girls school uniform shorts at the Children's Place outlet in the spring. The regular retail price is $14.95, but you can frequently find them on sale.  Because they are 98% cotton, they are softer than some of the other brands we've tried. However, being cotton they do not look crisp and neat straight out of the dryer. They look better ironed.  They are available in khaki and navy in girls sizes 4-14.  The waist is adjustable.  They come with a cute ribbon belt. My daughter is still too young to manage it on her own, so she hasn't used it. It would be a great for older girls.

The other day helping my daughter with a quick change to head to an after school activity, she expressed frustration with the button on these shorts. As a first grader, she can manage smaller buttons without assistance, but seems to prefer bottoms with the 'hook and slide' closures.

We now have a few pair of these shorts and they all have held up well to frequent wearings and washings. The color has held up well and they seem to get softer after each time through the laundry.  I used to iron them each week for her, but these days I'm too busy blogging to iron these days. ;)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Best Bets in Girls Shorts for School

Updated: This post was most recently reviewed and updated in 2017 to update links and ensure pricing is accurate.  This post was originally published in 2013 and is updated regularly.

Regular retail prices for the basic girls school uniform shorts range from $9 to $30. Based on my review, the target price is to find uniform shorts for under $15 per pair. When you are watching the Back to School ads or out shopping, when you find a pair that at or below that target price range, make the purchase with confidence that you've found a good sale price. 

Quality Features in Girls School Uniform Shorts:
  • Adjustable Waist
  • Stain Resistant
  • Wrinkle Resistant
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Best on a Budget-Girls

  • French Toast Bermuda Shorts Girls $14.98
    97% Cotton 3% Spandex. Adjustable Waistband.
    Imported. Machine wash.

    Best for Slim Fit

    Best for Plus Fit

    Monday, July 29, 2013

    Best Bets in Boys Shorts for School

    Regular retail prices for the basic boys school uniform shorts range from $9 to $30. Based on my review, the target price is to find boys uniform shorts for under $15 per pair. When you are out shopping, look for boys shorts to be priced at or below that target price range. There are several features that you should look for to ensure you've found a pair of quality shorts.  Look for features such as an adjustable waist to grow with your child during the school year, look for  items treated to be stain resistant and wrinkle resistant.

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    Best on a Budget - Boys

    • Target Cat and Jack Flat Front Boys Shorts $11.99
    • 60 %: Cotton, 40 %: Polyester.
      Machine Wash Cold. Adjustable Waistband.

    Best for Slim Fit-Boys

    Best for Husky Fit-Boys

    This post was updated in summer 2017. This post was originally published in 2013.  It is updated annually to reflect any changes in prices and features.