From Kittenpie, just in time for springtime clothes shopping:
A money-saver if you're not too much the fashionista:
Last year I was looking at cute skorts at Gap when a sales associate pointed something out to me – the waistband on a size three is the same as on a size 2, it's just the length that is different. Turns out they pretty much just get taller, not really overall much bigger, and most of that length is in their legs. So I've bought my size 2 kid her skirts and tops in size 3, so they'll just get a bit shorter as she grows into them, but it's a matter of a couple of inches, so they are not too long now. Meaning I really only have to get her new pants as she grows, and a few odds and sods. I even got her winter coat in a three and her snow pants in a 2 separately, so next year I might just have to buy snow pants! Nice savings, particularly if your kid (like mine) wears pretty basic stuff that's not so in style as to go out of it again by next year.