Difference in clothes sizes shop by shop

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  1. Fizzy

    Fizzy Silver Member

    Can I ask you opinions on which shops sizes come small, generous.

    I know a size 16 for example can vary so much depending on which shop you are in I thought it would be good to know which ones come small so I don't get disheartened with having to get a bigger size.

    Im presuming that Next come small, going by how small the childrens clothes are.
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  3. susan70

    susan70 Gold Member

    I generally think that next and matalan are smaller but I find asda normal, dont really shop anywhere else hun.
  4. slaterslady

    slaterslady Silver Member

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    marks and spencers are small - monsoon are generous as is new look :) xx
  5. LizDesigns

    LizDesigns Silver Member

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    I've always thought next was on the large size, new look also seem to be. Dorothy Perkins is also on the larger size.
  6. Loz1984

    Loz1984 Flab 2 Fab!

    It's funny as i've always had trouble in monsoon! Mainly because i've always had big boobs and a smaller waist and a lot of their stuff was the wrong proportions.

    Topshop comes up small i think. As do shops like Jane Norman (never bought anything in there!).

    I agree about New Look.

    Debenhams stuff tends to be pretty good (designers at debenhams, red herring etc)
  7. missmf

    missmf getting slimmer

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    i find too it varys in the same shop!!

    i can try on a 14 in one style of trousers and fits, another doesnt!!

    bazzare!! xx
  8. shazzy1970

    shazzy1970 Full Member

    depends on your shape doesn't it. I've got big boobs. I find i can generally get into the same size in Dp's, matalan, monsoon, asda, next, m&s, wallis. But primark - well thats a whole different story - i've got clothes from there ranging from a size 10 (yes thats right:D) - 18, all of which fit me, i'm a size 12-14 depending on what i'm buying (so really a 13 then:confused:).
    I don't think its so much the shop but rather the style of what you are buying.
  9. missmf

    missmf getting slimmer

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    i agree shazzy - primark are allover the place!! x
  10. Bunnyg

    Bunnyg Determined

    well I have received some trousers this week from M&S and Additions in a size 24 and they are almost a perfect fit (and should be fitting great in 3 weeks when I am on hols) but today I got some from evans and they hardly go over my bum!! I was sooooooooo annoyed! I hate that shops vary in size - I wish they'd work together to make sure they are the same wherever you go! x
  11. Toots

    Toots Gold Member

    I find Asda varies wildly especially the jeans - I have some bootcut ones that are a 14 and a perfect fit and some boyfriend cut ones (supposidly a baggier fit) in a 14 that won't even go past my thighs??!!

    Dorothy perkins and Newlook tend to be favourable but Matalan and Next are on the snug side of things (for me anyway)

    I think you can only use size as a very rough guide. I have 2 pairs of trousers for work from florence and fred (tesco) they are EXACTLY THE SAME pair of trousers - 1 pair are baggy, the other pair fit where they touch

  12. jennikay

    jennikay Gold Member

    I bought some size 14 trousers for school from Primark and they used to fall down!

    I had some stretchy size 12 jeans from Asda which fitted me when I was a 14.

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