Nice cheap tights but size up. Good for kids up to 52
by: mom2dancers - 11/06/2018 - Maple,ON
Fit: Runs small
I have been using these tights for a while now. My kids have used about 20 pairs. They hold up nicely (only had one run on us) but they are SHORT on the legs. The convertible hole is also located closer to the heel unlike the other brands that are more in the middle or mid front so when the kids start to outgrow them you can't squeeze a few more wears them into them because the foot hole will ride up the heel and they look like stir ups from the back. My oldest kid is 51" and 50 lbs and she is outgrowing the Large already so she wont be able to use these tights soon.
We use the Ballet Pink (very nice light pink but not pink pink if you know what I mean) and by mistake Theatrical Pink (which is actually a salmon colour and more shorter on the legs than Ballet Pink).
I used the sizing chart to guesstimate the correct size for my 34 lb, petite 4 year old. According to that, she's at the LOW end of Child Small so I figured that best even considering the tip to order up a size. Nope. I should've ordered up a size. My eager to be a dancer daughter insisted they fit fine, and we were able to get them on her easily enough, I just had to gather it good from her feet up to her inseam so there was enough fabric there. They'd actually be doable if not for the waistband. As I watched her prance around, I could tell even under her leotard that it was cutting into her giving her an exaggerated hourglass shape. When we took them off, she had a red mark around her waist. The quality of the tights themselves seem good enough that I'll stick to this brand and style and just hope the Child Medium won't be too big.
I wasn't sure if these tights would be durable since they are the cheapest ones I've found, but they are! My kids have three pairs that they rotate through and they've held up very nicely over many dance classes and many washings for a whole year. They are nice and soft too! There are 3 different pinks offered and one is definitely more of a beige, but the "ballet pink" worked nicely for our studio's dress code. I've also purchased the white and black for non-dance purposes (like Halloween costumes and formal dresses) and was really happy with them.
They fit fine and for the price they are definitely okay. BUT the pink looks beige, so they would not be appropriate if you school is strict about the dress code and they would definitely not be for performance wear.