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Difference in clothes sizes shop by shop

Fizzy

Silver Member
#1
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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#2
I generally think that next and matalan are smaller but I find asda normal, dont really shop anywhere else hun.
 
#3
marks and spencers are small - monsoon are generous as is new look :) xx
 
#4
I've always thought next was on the large size, new look also seem to be. Dorothy Perkins is also on the larger size.
 
#5
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)
 

missmf

getting slimmer
#6
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
 
#7
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.
 

missmf

getting slimmer
#8
i agree shazzy - primark are allover the place!! x
 
#9
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
 
#10
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

xx
 
#11
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.

x
 


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