Rated 5 out of 5 by BigSkyBuckeyeMom Great pants - exactly what we wanted!
We ordered these pants in the French Blue for our 11-year-old daughter, and she loves them! They fit her very nicely - we like the adjustable waistband, because they allow the waist to be cinched in a bit to avoid the gap in the back that many other pants end up with. The color is beautiful, the fabric is a nice weight (not too thick, not too thin), they're soft, and they're flattering. The fit is just right for my daughter, who is average build and just starting to develop some curves. I wish they came in some more colors - like navy, tan, or black - so they would go with a greater variety of tops. But we love the pair we have - we've also ordered the shorts!
March 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by NCActiveMom35 Nice fabric, great for uniform
I ordered the tan size 10 for my eight year old to wear to school as part of her uniform. The waist is a little too big (even with the adjustable tabs). The length, however, is just right. Based on how my daughter fits into other brands' clothing, I would say these run a bit wide and a tad short. The fabric is a good thickness and the pants wash very well. The cut is also cute - like a trendy fitted straight leg rather than a too tight skinny or an unflattering wide leg. I would really like to be able to order these in dark navy. Also, the snap button that LLbean sometimes uses on kids pants would really be great on these. The button/loop closure is too hard for younger children to navigate at school which prevents me from ordering these for my other daughter.
December 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CandZ Fantastic Pants
There are some negative reviews for these pants, so I thought I should add my differing opinion.
We love these pants. I have a 9 year old daughter, 54lbs, about 49", and I bought her a size 8. L.L.Bean is now the only place I buy her pants and jeans. She does not like low rise pants and this seems to be the only place we can find a moderate rise. The colour is nice and the quality is great, a good weight material. Admittedly she is a bit short but we still have some extra length, it's nice for us to not have an extra 6" of length. She does have to cinch the waist, but we're fine with that too.
I believe you should give poor reviews for quality, but not fit, which is subjective. You should describe the fit to help others with size selection. I don't write a poor review every time I buy pants that are too long for my daughter. What works for you, never works for us. So if you have a slightly petite child, these may be the pants for you.
November 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by vt8hrt Not sized well
I love LL Bean, an avid shopper, and wanted to love these pants for my daughter. I have to agree with the other reviewers that these pants are NOT sized proportionately well. My 9 year old daughter is average for height and weight according to the doctor's growth charts and she is a standard size 8. With these pants, I have to cinch the waist--which is great-- because that means there's growing room. The PROBLEM is that they are WAY too short. I learned later, when inquiring about another pair of girls' pants, that LL Bean's inseams are just short in general for their sizes. Girls' size 8 pants have an inseam of 22 1/2 inches. All of my daughter's other pants--different makes-- ( yes, I measured) run around having a 24 inch inseam--which is LL Bean's inseam for their size 10. One would think, oh just order the size 10, but if I'm already cinching the waist on the size 8, the size 10 will be baggy clown pants around the waist.
Bottom line, until LL Bean properly sizes their girls' pants, I think I'm stuck just ordering shorts!
November 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by NYparent A little too big
Bought these for my very skinny child. Even on the tightest waist cinch they were too big, and they didn't look great on the tightest setting. Maybe they would fit a bigger child better but they were not for us. No comments on workmanship; we didn't keep the pants. FYI... daughter is 98th percentile height, 50th percentile weight to give you an idea of build.
October 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ChemeeMom Not For The Skinny Girl
I ordered the pink & purple for my 5 yr old daughter. The colors are vivid & I love the fabric. However, the waist & hip areas are not fitted at all - they are square shaped. They fell right down to her knees when she put them on. The adjustable waist didn't help (who wants to look like a cinch sack?). That being said, the legs fit well, tight to her legs, and the length was perfect. She's 38 lbs, 3'8", waist 19", hips 22". Sad to have to return these!
August 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dejavukitty perfect pants for smaller figured women!
I am a womens size 0 or 2 depending on where I shop. Unfortunately LL Bean only makes womens pants down to a size 4 so I have become a loyal kids pants shopper and they fit great! Usually I am a size 16 in the kids pants but these ran a bit big and I had to get the 14. They are super stretchy, the material is very lightweight, and the rise on the kids pants is always perfect for my 5'3" height. Love the new narrow leg fit too, they look like the perfect pair of skinny leg pants when I wear them. Plus you can't beat the price! Hope Bean comes out with a wider selection of kids pants since I already own most of them now!
July 31, 2013