Right now I'm looking into spring dresses for the girls. My 2yo wears a size 80,and they fit her well with growing room. My 4yo only has one hanna dress, it's a size 110 which was recommended by the salespeople. It's almost too short on her arms, and is shorter in length than I would like. Would it be weird to get size 120 dresses for her? The website says size 120 is 6-8 years! She does have a tall torso though, and wears a 5-6 in lands end dresses (at least the ones we got from the thrift store).
What do you think?
I'd just measure how tall your DD is :). Or maybe you have done that. I have found they run quite true to size, except the sweater knit ones that I put in the dryer - those I buy bigger because I shrink them.
My children, who basically live in HA clothing (we live near an outlet) wore 120's for a long time. They started wearing them around age 5, maybe late 4's. Now at age 7 they mostly wear 130's (the 120 waists still fit but they are too short). I'd say that if your daughter wear a Land's End 5-6, a 120 w/b the best fit.
p.s. I do not dry my children's clothing so i do not take into consideration shrinkage.
My daughter has a long torso and has always had to go up a size for Hanna Andersson dresses (Ebay is my friend for those). Right now dd is 7 and needs a 140, which says ages 9-11 on their site! I found that out because she was wearing a size 130 the other day and the dress was far too short. Luckily it's winter so she was wearing leggings, but I can't let her go into summer in that size.