Size 11 does not exist in kids clothing

Paging size 11 in girls clothing.  Size 11, where are you?

If only I knew the answer.

My tween is turning 10, and she's of average size, perhaps a little taller than average. With school starting soon, we've started restocking the wardrobe for the coming academic year.  I realize it's very much a first world problem, but this year, finding clothes that fit has been tough.

Size 10 clothes are often too small for her, and I have no doubt that she'll outgrow them. Quickly.

Size 12 means she's swimming in fabric.  Even I know that the trendiest of tweens have a tough time rocking the mumu look.

Girls sizes include odd sizes, 5,6,7,8,9,10.  After 10, though, the odd sizes evaporate.  Poof! Gone! For good!  There is no size 11 at the stores that we  both like, and even at the specific tween store, Justice, of which I am not a fan. It goes 10, 12, 14.

I realize that's how grown up sizes work, but I don't understand why size 9 exists, and size 11 does not.  What makes 10 the arbitrary cut off point?  Ten seems a little young for the harsh reality of women's clothing that it's really tough to find items that fit just right.

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