The school skirt is proving the most difficult item on our shopping list.
The polo shirts are bought through the school and come in a range of sizes - huge, vast, and can't see your feet, the PE kit (ditto) is lovingly crafted from potato sacks with the school logo embroidered on every available surface, but the skirt merely has to be black and 'of a suitable length for school.'
Sadly the leading manufacturers and I have widely different ideas about what constitutes 'suitable.' The skirts in Bhs are actually the same length for 15 year olds as for 9 year olds! I may end up having to go to the local schools outfitters and pay a small fortune for the 'regulation' skirt for some particularly straight laced convent.
Also an ongoing argument with everyone I know about the meaning of 'opaque.' DD has always worn wool/lycra mix tights except in the very warmest weather and I see no reason why she shouldn't continue to do so. Friends with older children at the school, however, assure me that they aren't 'opaque' and I actually have to buy the non woolly variety which DD and I (for different reasons) dislike. Surely 'opaque' just means you can't see through them? I defy anyone to see through DD's woolly tights.