Our tennis dresses are both sporty and fashionable; made with a blend of vintage and new materials. The alligator patches are authentic dead stock pieces made by Shuttle Tex Corp in NYC. They were made in the 1970’s. This dress is designed to land at your child’s thigh and sizes 6m-4y come with matching bloomers and size 5y-10y come with matching shorts. You can also order this without the alligator patch’s (just mention this in the “order notes” section when checking out). This item runs true to size to roomy. Please refer to our size chart and we will need the measurement from child’s shoulder to area on leg/thigh where the dress should fall. Please provide measurement in the “order notes” section or in a separate email.