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High Street clothing size difference

S: 26st2.2lb C: 24st13lb G: 21st5lb BMI: 54.7 Loss: 1st3.2lb(4.7%)
#1
I've just had the latest Which? magazine through and it had some useful info on the difference in sizes in high street shops.

Apparently the waist of a size 12 in
Next is 71cm
Per Una 72cm
Wallis 72½cm
Dorothy Perkins 73cm
M&S and Miss Selfridge 74cm
Topshop 74.2cm
New Look 75cm

Why are they allowed to do that?!
 
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spyro2008

I will never give up
S: 17st5.6lb C: 16st6.8lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 36.1 Loss: 0st12.8lb(5.25%)
#3
I wondered why i can only just squeeze in to my next size 16 trousers but other size 16s fit fine. It is madness they should all be the same.
 
S: 16st13lb C: 16st7lb G: 9st7.5lb BMI: 40.9 Loss: 0st6lb(2.53%)
#4
my goal is to get into next size 12 as they are so small haha

I am currently in DP and NL 16:eek: no wonder the DP ones are snugger:rolleyes:
 

spyro2008

I will never give up
S: 17st5.6lb C: 16st6.8lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 36.1 Loss: 0st12.8lb(5.25%)
#5
I JUST FOUND THIS TOO. WHAT A DIFFERENCE

Size 12
Brand Bust Waist Hips
NewLook, 93cm 75cm 99cm
Topshop, 92cm, 74.2cm, 96.5cm
Miss Selfridge,92cm, 74cm, 96.5cm
M&S, 91cm, 74cm, 99cm
Dorothy Perkins, 92cm, 73cm, 96.5cm
Wallis, 91cm, 72.5cm, 98cm
Per Una, 90cm, 72cm, 98cm
Next, 90cm, 71cm, 95.5cm

Size 14
Brand Bust Waist Hips
NewLook, 98cm, 80cm, 104cm
Topshop, 97cm, 79.2cm, 101.5cm
Miss Selfridge, 97cm, 79cm, 101.5cm
M&S, 96cm, 79cm, 104cm
Wallis, 97cm, 78.5cm, 104cm
Dorothy Perkins, 97cm, 78cm, 101.5cm
Per Una, 94cm76cm102cm
Next, 94cm76cm100.5cm

Size 16
Brand Bust Waist Hips
New Look, 104cm, 87cm, 110cm
Wallis, 103cm, 84.5cm, 110cm
Topshop, 102cm, 84.2cm, 106.5cm
Miss Selfridge, 102cm, 84cm, 106.5cm
M&S, 101cm, 84cm, 109cm
Dorothy Perkins, 102cm, 83cm, 106cm
Per Una, 99cm81cm107cm
Next, 99cm, 81cm, 105.5cm
 
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Lynn_

On A Mission!
S: 17st9lb C: 10st9lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 23.3 Loss: 7st0lb(39.68%)
#6
That explains why im wearing size 14 trousers, size 16 blouse and size 18 cardigan lol
 

rose1987

reaching my goal
S: 15st11lb C: 15st11lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 39.1 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#7
I would like to get into a next size 12 . I Will be very happy
 

spyro2008

I will never give up
S: 17st5.6lb C: 16st6.8lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 36.1 Loss: 0st12.8lb(5.25%)
#8
YEAH A NEXT SIZE 12 LOL
 

Snowbaby

Wants to shed pounds more
#9
I had wondered if you should make this a Sticky as I think it's something that many of us need to know. Who would think that Next would be more generous that M&S etc?
 
S: 14st7lb C: 11st0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 24.1 Loss: 3st7lb(24.14%)
#10
I had wondered if you should make this a Sticky as I think it's something that many of us need to know. Who would think that Next would be more generous that M&S etc?
Ummm they're not, Next is much smaller, unless I've read it wrong :confused: Good idea to make it a sticky though :)
 

mudbabe

Fitness Freak!
S: 11st0lb C: 9st6lb G: 8st0lb BMI: 22 Loss: 1st8lb(14.29%)
#11
The biggest High St sizes as far as I have found are Peacocks. I'm 'usually' an 8-10 but even now at 2-3st heavier their 8s are too big!!
 

alidxx

Full Member
S: 150.59kg C: 97.98kg G: 63.5kg BMI: 35.9 Loss: 52.6kg(34.94%)
#12
that is madness. why arent they the same???

but now that i think about it in new look a 18 is smaller than an 18 in the inspire range isnt it??
 

LincsBren

Silver Member
S: 15st6lb C: 14st4lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 1st2lb(7.41%)
#13
Does anyone know about Primark? Last time I lost weight, I bought a load of size 12 clothes from there. I was going to aim for a Next size 12, but wondered how different my Primark size 12's will be so I can use them to see how far from goal I am!!
 
S: 18st1lb G: 13st1lb
#14
Wow this is crazy!! No wonder all my clothes come from Newlook!! I guess i had an incline though as my size 18 Next stuff wont even do up, yet the 18 for NL is absolutely fine .... it wrecks confidence having to chop and change sizes... they should surely have to force retailers for standardise??!!
 

Vm019

Silver Member
S: 20st12.0lb C: 20st5.0lb G: 14st7.0lb BMI: 40.9 Loss: 0st7lb(2.4%)
#16
Super thread! Heading to new look now for a confidence boost! Lol although I was wearing 22/24 in Evans in oct- now 20 but bought dp 16 jumper the other day!!!
 


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