Extended garment usage for growing kids.
NOT RECOMMENDED for BL/SK-50
Possibly the best of both worlds?
Extremely form fitting.
Preferred Fit for BL/SK-50
Model is wearing: Unishell: AM
Skirt: AS-Low Rise Skirt
Not really the most flattering fit, but if you have growing
students... what can you do when parents insist?
Fabric probably will be stretched very little- if at all.
Garment may "hang" on the student's body.
If the skirt is too big in the waist AND hips-
it may literally fall off.
Unishell and skirt lengths should measure normally,
but will appear longer because of the fabric
drooping over the body.
Pros: Practical. Extended span of usage. "Rolls" and
"bumps" are usually hidden. Room to grow.
Cons: Not really very flattering. Garment may hang
on body or look sloppy.
Need for alterations is LIKELY!
Model is wearing: Unishell: AS
Skirt: YXL-Low Rise Skirt
Happy medium- comfort &style.
To get an "All-Star" Fit with all Specialty Fabric Uniforms
USE THIS CHART
Even with proper care, lycra and especially specialty lycra fabrics won't last forever- it's just the nature of the fabric. You may as well get a fairly decent fit that will allow a bit of grow room, but don't want it sloppy.
Fabric may be stretched a little- normally just a bit
over bust and hips on an average body.
How the waist fits will depend on each individual student's shape.
Unishell and skirt lengths should measure normally.
There will be some fabric wrinkles.
Pros: Acceptable fit. "Rolls" and "bumps" don't show quite as badly as with the All-Star fit. Some room for growth.
Cons: Some fabric wrinkles. Doesn't have that aggressive,
professional look. Need for alterations are a possibility.
Model is wearing: Unishell: AXS
Skirt: YL-Low Rise Skirt
It's all about the look!
(but may not be super comfy)
Do NOT use this chart for ALL Specialty Fabric Uniforms.
Specialty Fabrics do not stretch as much as
traditional Ultra Flex lycra!
Fabric will be stretched- usually over bust and hips on an average body- but possibly waist and sleeves as well, depending on the shape of the individual student.
Garment lengths may seem a little shorter because the fabric is stretched horizontally. The skirt above actually measures 1/2" shorter on the mannequin than it did measured flat.
Fewer vertical fabric wrinkles but possibly some horizontal wrinkles from fabric stretch and body contour.
Pros: More aggressive, professional look.
Fits now- won't have to grow into it.
Cons: May not be really comfy. Single season fit for
many growing athletes. Shows "rolls" and "bumps" that might be better hidden on larger girls (consider moving such students into an "Average fit" uniform)