Per my daughter's dance teacher's recommendation I ordered the child size large for my 7 year old. Because my daughter takes after her father in height we expected that it would be close and it definitely is so I'm hoping she doesn't hit a growth spurt between now and her June recital! However, as I said & as the item description clearly states, I expected this item to run small so this is not a complaint so much as a verification of the fact that it does run small. My only real concern is for the durability (or, perhaps, the workmanship) of this adorable dance costume! There are many loose and/or dangling threads throughout the tutu of this costume! At first I believed that the threading was a way to artistically attach the sequins to the white layer of the tutu but it appears that this is not the case. On our garment it appears as though the sequins and the decorative threading of the tutu are simply glued/tacked to the white layer and, while it looks beautiful, I am concerned that this will absolutely not stand the test of time. I mention this for those families with more than 1 dancing daughter so they don't expect to be able to pass the costume to a younger child unless they're willing to go through and more permanently affix these decorative items. As the parent of only 1 daughter, this costume meets our needs though so I can't really complain but I wanted to review the item so others can make a fully informed decision and/or, perhaps Discount Dance Supply can look into how to address the issue in the future. Aside from all of that, I received my order in a very timely manner and in good condition. This is my second year dealing with this company and, so far, I have no real complaints and a lot of compliments!
I ordered 2 of these, a small for my 5 year old, and a large for my 8 year old. To my disappointment, the small will not even go over the head of my fairly small 5 year old, and she actually ended up fitting in the large. That of course, leaves my 8 year old with nothing for her upcoming recital. Very disappointed.