View Full Version : Gymbo leggings -- what are these all about?
07-19-2006, 11:31 AM
I'm starting to get DD's Fall stuff sorted out and of course, shopping is *required*!
What are Gymbo leggings all about? I have never bought them before but see them all over eBay. Are they tight fitting? Do they look all bunchy with dipes underneath? Do they need a longer top over them to complete the look?
I'm thinking these would be comfy and easy for her but didn't know the "skinny" on them.
They are my favorite leggings. They hold up well and they fit my daughter. She has long legs so a lot of lines don't work. I also like that the legs are tapered, this way you can scrunch or roll them up at the legs if they are a little long. As to being tight fitting, I guesss it depends on the child. The baby girl sizes will have diaper room. I put them with whatever top matched, although my favorite was with swing tops or turtlenecks. Hope this helps.
07-19-2006, 01:27 PM
I LOVE the Gymbo leggings - cute and comfy, and they fit babies that are skinny or not so skinny. I have a friend that bought them because the pants were too big in the waist for her baby and I bought them because the pants were too small in the waist for mine. They are leggings so they are snug, but I don't think that they are tight (it isn't like trying to get tights on a baby!).
I also find them a lot easier with dipe changes - you don't have to snap and unsnap a million little snaps up one leg and down the other.
And more economical for a number of reasons. The leggings are usually less expensive than the pants, so you can put inexpensive leggings with a cute, detailed top that might be not so inexpensive. I like to look at the "per outfit" cost.
Another reason that they are more economical is that they can be worn longer. If they are a long on your DD, it isn't noticable because the legs are scrunched up. If pants are too long, they just can't be worn.
I think that they look best with a swing top - swing tops are A shaped and a little longer than a regular top, but I have also paired them with a regular top, and it looks cute. My older DD wore Gymbo leggings until she was about 4.
Is that enough info? (Or too much??)
07-19-2006, 02:38 PM
Another fan here. I love them with swing tops on little girls, and there are a few cute swing tops in the new lines. Have fun shopping!
07-19-2006, 04:29 PM
I love them, too. They fit closely, but are not tight. They are not bunchy with dipes. They fit DD's small waist when the waist on the same-sized pants are too big. They go with any top that is not tucked in. They are very comfy and easy for DD to pull down and up, so great for potty-training, too.
07-19-2006, 08:03 PM
ITA with everything already said. My 4.5 year old still wears leggings with swing tops, though this will probably be her last season. They also look really cute under the knit dresses, plus they add an extra layer of warmth in the winter.
07-19-2006, 08:16 PM
They are very cute and I think look best with swing tops.
07-20-2006, 07:35 AM
Thanks everyone -- I am on a mission now to find the best deals on eBay for leggings & swing tops!
07-20-2006, 09:08 AM
They last very well. I loved them for my oldest daughter and they were still in good shape for my second daughter. She wore holes in the knees of everything, so the neutral stuff won't even work for my son, but I definitely got my money's worth.
Other good places we've found pants:
zutano - bunch of sites
sofiabean.com - similar to Zutano
07-20-2006, 09:20 AM
Forgot...I had a coupon from Sofia Bean when I placed an order.
Baby15 gets 15% off through August.
07-21-2006, 09:27 AM
Thank you everyone.
For sizing, should I go up or stay with DD's age. She is 12mos, weighs approx 20lbs.
I was thinking I should get her 18-24mo stuff for the Fall/Winter to last her, but don't want leggings to be sliding down her bum...
How tall is she? When will she actually need the leggings? By the end of September, Gymboree will start doing big markdowns. I bought transition lines at a huge discount last September.
07-21-2006, 03:52 PM
I think Gymbo runs big - I bought 12-18 mos around the time my DD was a year (a bit over 20 lbs) and she didn't wear it until she was 2 (ran exact to size in most brands).
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