Sizing Girls Under Dress Shorts for the Comfiest Fit

Kids grow so quickly, it can be hard to keep up with their sizes from year to year. We’ve simplified the process with our easy-to-match chart for sizing girls under dress shorts. Our girls short sizes are roughly equivalent to age, but for more exact measurements, measure the hips and waist to compare. We recommend sizing up, if you’re unsure about which one to choose, to provide the comfiest fit possible. 


Sizes are roughly equivalent to age. If between sizes, order the next size up.

Measurements are in inches.

Shorts Camisoles Hip Waist
3 XS 24 20.5
4 XS 25 21
5 S 26 21.5
6 S 26.5 22
7/8 M 27 23
9/10 M 28 24
11/12 L 29 24.5


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Keep in mind sizes they’re meant to fit snugly, in order to be discreet under dresses, skirts, and school uniforms. Bulky or baggy simply won’t do. Additionally, the length is long enough to ensure appropriate coverage and short enough to not extend past the hem. That makes them ideal to wear to school, on the playground, or anywhere girls want to run, play, and feel adventurous. 

The elastic, lay-flat waistband allows for growth between school years and won’t pinch or bunch up. Designed for the ultimate in comfort, our shorts are tagless with finished seams to prevent chafing and are primarily made of breathable cotton for an unrestricted fit for active girls. The shorts keep their shape after washing to fit better for longer. Then, when your girl has outgrown her current pairs, pass them down to a younger one who can love wearing them, too. They’re the go-to shorts to grow with as girls get older. All you have to do is go up to the next size.

We want it to be easy when sizing girls cartwheel shorts, whether you’re in need of shorts for the week or several options to accommodate an entire group. Sizes range from 3T to 11/12 to accommodate girls in all areas of school and play. They can be worn under dresses, over leotards, and they’re also perfectly comfy worn on their own. Due to the high-quality comfort and special, three-sparkle signature look, girls will always want to wear Sparkle Farms shorts.