Tunic Shirts (Almost as Long as Dresses) for Preschoolers?

Updated on August 09, 2011
E.T. asks from Albuquerque, NM
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Both of my girls have requested tunics and leggings as their main clothing options for school this coming year. They hate structured pants like jeans and love soft clothes. So, I figured I would buy what they want and save money doing it (cause leggings have to be cheaper than real pants, right?) But I'm stumped. I can't find long sleeved tunic shirts anywhere in size 4 or 5. I've found tons of long tshirts, but no long sleeved long tshirts.

Can anyone help? Where to look... preferably online? (I've checked Childrens Place, Old Navy, Gap, and Target so far)


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answers from Kalamazoo on

My daughter always wears old dresses as tops! When they become too short to wear as a dress, she wears leggings or even just shorts/capris under them. She wears size 8/10 really but the other day she was wearing a size 5 dress as a tunic style tank top!

Just buy the short sleeved and they can wear a long sleeved shirt under them or a sweater over them???

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answers from Honolulu on

Just use dresses, or long sleeved cotton dresses, OVER leggings.
That is what my daughter has always done, and which I buy for her. Just leggings under their dresses or skirts.
Its cute.

Using a 'dress' over leggings, is JUST like a Tunic. Especially if the dresses are shorter, per their growing taller, but if the dress still fits.

It does not have to be a "tunic" per say.

Or, I just saw some on Old Navy, online.
They also have cute leggings in many designs. Which can be used, under their dresses to create, a "tunic" look.

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answers from Los Angeles on

Hanna Andersson ~

They show only 3 solid color long-sleeved tunics, the rest are short -sleeved. I would purchase long sleeved shirts to layer them over : )

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answers from Oklahoma City on

They are not in season yet, wait until cooler weather hits and they'll be everywhere.

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answers from Madison on

Lands End has some nice ones.

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answers from Beaumont on

Lands End has some cute ones!

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answers from Houston on

Could it be that retailers haven't put out all their fall/winter inventory for purchase yet? You could also try JC Penney's. Also - Carter's.



answers from Phoenix on

Try Carter's. They're advertising tunics and leggings for fall/winter and have bigger sizes.



answers from Omaha on

I found some in the mid-season clothing between spring/summer through Carters and Osh Kosh. Good luck!


answers from Medford on

I dont see fall and winter stuff in the stores yet. its still 100+ out and when school starts we wont need long sleeves. I think with a preschooler she will most likely dip her sleeves in paint and ruin them anyway. I figure she will wear sleeveless or short sleeves and a sweater if its chilly. Ive bought my grand daughter several long tops with leggings.



answers from New York on

I just got a coupon book in the mail from Osh Kosh. They had a great sale on long-sleeved tunics and leggings. They also have a website if you don't have an outlet near you.



answers from Los Angeles on

try carters (but I don't think they do online) Also jumping beans brad from kohls



answers from Kansas City on

I recently bought some in sets at old navy for my daughter, there is also Hanna Andersson and Osh kosh that has some very cute ones !



answers from Phoenix on

I found tunics for my daughter at Childrens Place - they were $10 each or try Kohls. I usually have good luck there.


answers from Portland on

Osh Kosh is also advertising tunics, I got a coupon book thing in the mail. You could also try Cookieskids.com, their brands are more urban but they will probably have tunics.



answers from Sacramento on

Lands' End had a bunch of them last year. You might check their Overstocks to see if any are left. I know they're also just starting to get in fall merchandise.

Naartje is another store where I've seen a lot of tunics.

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