My daughter loves this leotard! We both love that the front is fully lined with the softest material. She is 8 and wears an 8 and I bought a medium and it fits her well with some room to grow. It is roomy in the waist but I think that just makes it even more comfortable and it looks great regardless. Now she wants me to order another one so she never has to wear her other leotards! :)
This did not fit my 8yr old, she is tall and thin, and usually wears a size 7 so I ordered large based on the reviews I read. The large was too wide, it fit in length perfectly but it did not fit otherwise. I didn't order the next size down because I didn't want i to be too short. i think I will stick with Bloch or Capezio from now on for her size. I loved the quality of this leo though, I ordered in light pink and it was well lined.
My daughter is 9, but like the other review, my daughter is a size 7, but she needs a large. I love the coverage. Leo is full in the butt, very soft, worn very well ... sure they'll go through another child. Love the front seams. My favorite leo by far -- very classic!