Comfortable Pants and Shorts for All-Day Play

The basics of an outfit for kids include a top and bottoms. Bottoms need to be moveable to last throughout a kid's active day. Elastic-waist pants or shorts are definite winners. For growing kids (aren't they all?), adjustable waists on bottoms are super helpful. Athletic shorts from brands such as Nike or Xersion ensure kids are comfortable on the playground. JCPenney has shorts in the lengths needed to follow school's guidelines. So, you can start back to school in style and smarts. And, don't forget the most common back-to-school item on the clothing list: jeans. Find a full selection from your favorite brands, like Levi's and Thereabouts, in all size ranges—skinny to plus.

Capris and Skirts are Cute Options

Girls want some more girly choices besides shorts and jeans all the time. This is where capris and skirts come in. Capris and girls' leggings are stretchy pants that girls love to live in. They can be worn with a shirt or a dress for added coverage. Skirts range from school-uniform mandated to fancy floral numbers. What do they have in common? They're all comfortable. That's what counts.

Find Bottoms for All Ages, All Sizes

From the smallest baby size to the "almost adult" sizes, JCPenney offers a variety of styles for every age. Start with Carter's for those extra-soft layette basics—pants that are no-brainers for pairing with bodysuits. Proceed all the way to the most-wanted new style—joggers. These hybrid pants are cool enough for wearing with their favorite graphic tees and tops, but also sporty enough to wear for athletic endeavors.