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Sizing Thread - please add your opinion

AlexIce

Silver Member
S: 160kg C: 147kg G: 100kg BMI: 47.9 Loss: 13kg(8.11%)
#1
Can we start a cut and paste sizing advice thread like the xmas challenge type stuff - ie cut and paste the advice and then add any comments.
I don't know for sure but there must be other people on here who have never shopped in "skinny" shops as an adult and I know when I get into normal sizes I am going to be a bit clueless. I have started getting the odd thing I like the look of on ebay and just hoping I will fit at some point but I just bought a size 18, a size 20 and a size 22 and my mum measured the waist band and they were ALL 42 inches.

So here goes some size advice sent to me by a friend- please cut and paste and add your own advice/comments/experience.

M&S taken as base
Next - similar to M&S
M&S per una range - smaller
M&S classic range - much bigger
BHS - smaller
 
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S: 22st2lb C: 17st3lb G: 12st6lb BMI: 38.9 Loss: 4st13lb(22.26%)
#2
Asda George large range are decent sized and I have found even Evans trousers can be tighter than George.
 

AlexIce

Silver Member
S: 160kg C: 147kg G: 100kg BMI: 47.9 Loss: 13kg(8.11%)
#3
Thanks Witchy :)

M&S taken as base
Next - similar to M&S
M&S per una range - smaller
M&S classic range - much bigger
BHS - smaller
Asda George - can be larger than Evans
 

AlexIce

Silver Member
S: 160kg C: 147kg G: 100kg BMI: 47.9 Loss: 13kg(8.11%)
#5
Thanks Megan. Ok folks - cut and paste and give your advice!

M&S taken as base
Next - similar to M&S
M&S per una range - smaller
M&S classic range - much bigger
BHS - smaller
Asda George - can be larger than Evans
Topshop are tiny!
New look is pretty average.
Primark can be anything
 
G: 10st7lb
#6
M&S taken as base
Next - similar to M&S
M&S per una range - smaller
M&S classic range - much bigger
BHS - smaller
Asda George - can be larger than Evans
Topshop are tiny!
New look is pretty average.
Primark can be anything
Tesco-large
Sainsbury-average
French connection-on the small side
Karen Millen-average
Dorothy Perkins-average (some stuff bit on smaller side)
Zara-average
 

Fattack

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S: 15st0lb C: 11st7lb G: 8st8lb BMI: 31.4 Loss: 3st7lb(23.33%)
#7
note on george bras: their back sizing appears to be on the small side as well as the cup, i'm a comfy 36F in bravissimo bras, picked up one from asda in the sale yesterday, and it's TIGHT around the back, and slightly round the boobs too
 

AlexIce

Silver Member
S: 160kg C: 147kg G: 100kg BMI: 47.9 Loss: 13kg(8.11%)
#8
Updated list - please cut &paste with any comments you have.

M&S taken as base
Next - similar to M&S
M&S per una range - smaller
M&S classic range - much bigger
BHS - smaller
Asda George - can be larger than Evans
Asda George - bras can be small around the back
Topshop are tiny!
New look is pretty average.
Primark can be anything
Tesco-large
Sainsbury-average
French connection-on the small side
Karen Millen-average
Dorothy Perkins-average (some stuff bit on smaller side)
Zara-average
 

alipally

Serial Dieter!
S: 118.3kg C: 113.7kg G: 80kg BMI: 36.7 Loss: 4.6kg(3.87%)
#9
M&S taken as base
Next - similar to M&S
M&S per una range - smaller
M&S classic range - much bigger
BHS - smaller
Asda George - can be larger than Evans
Asda George - bras can be small around the back
Topshop are tiny!
New look is pretty average.
Primark can be anything
Tesco-large
Sainsbury-average
French connection-on the small side
Karen Millen-average
Dorothy Perkins-average (some stuff bit on smaller side)
Zara-average
Monsoon- bit bigger than M&S
Debenhams- Bit bigger than M&S
Wallis- Generous sizing
Max Mara- smaller than advertised!!
Jaeger- pretty average
Calvin Klein- average
Miss Selfridge- tiny!
Jane Norman- same as top shop
River Island- variable!

HTH a bit!
 

shell09

Silver Member
S: 19st7lb C: 15st10lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 34.5 Loss: 3st11lb(19.41%)
#10
M&S taken as base
Next - similar to M&S
M&S per una range - smaller
M&S classic range - much bigger
BHS - smaller
Asda George - can be larger than Evans
Asda George - bras can be small around the back
Topshop are tiny!
New look is pretty average.
Primark can be anything
Tesco-large
Sainsbury-average
French connection-on the small side
Karen Millen-average
Dorothy Perkins-average (some stuff bit on smaller side)
Zara-average
Monsoon- bit bigger than M&S
Debenhams- Bit bigger than M&S
Wallis- Generous sizing
Max Mara- smaller than advertised!!
Jaeger- pretty average
Calvin Klein- average
Miss Selfridge- tiny!
Jane Norman- same as top shop
River Island- variable!
H & M - so stingy very tight!
Sainsburys (TU range) average/on the generous side
 

AlexIce

Silver Member
S: 160kg C: 147kg G: 100kg BMI: 47.9 Loss: 13kg(8.11%)
#11
M&S taken as base
Next - similar to M&S
M&S per una range - smaller
M&S classic range - much bigger
BHS - smaller
Asda George - can be larger than Evans
Asda George - bras can be small around the back
Topshop are tiny!
New look is pretty average.
Primark can be anything
Tesco-large
Sainsbury-average
French connection-on the small side
Karen Millen-average
Dorothy Perkins-average (some stuff bit on smaller side)
Zara-average
Monsoon- bit bigger than M&S
Debenhams- Bit bigger than M&S
Wallis- Generous sizing
Max Mara- smaller than advertised!!
Jaeger- pretty average
Calvin Klein- average
Miss Selfridge- tiny!
Jane Norman- same as top shop
River Island- variable!
H & M - so stingy very tight!
Sainsburys (TU range) average/on the generous side
M & Co skirts seem ok but tops can be smaller
 

Chlo

Silver Member
S: 16st4lb C: 15st5lb G: 9st6lb BMI: 40.6 Loss: 0st13lb(5.7%)
#12
M&S taken as base
Next - similar to M&S
Next - bigger than M&S (sorry to differ from above)
M&S per una range - smaller
M&S classic range - much bigger
BHS - smaller
Asda George - can be larger than Evans
Asda George - bras can be small around the back
Topshop are tiny!
New look is pretty average.
Primark can be anything
Tesco-large
Sainsbury-average
French connection-on the small side
Karen Millen-average
Dorothy Perkins-average (some stuff bit on smaller side)
Zara-average
Monsoon- bit bigger than M&S
Debenhams- Bit bigger than M&S
Wallis- Generous sizing
Max Mara- smaller than advertised!!
Jaeger- pretty average
Calvin Klein- average
Miss Selfridge- tiny!
Jane Norman- same as top shop
River Island- variable!
H & M - so stingy very tight!
Sainsburys (TU range) average/on the generous side
M & Co skirts seem ok but tops can be smaller
 

AlexIce

Silver Member
S: 160kg C: 147kg G: 100kg BMI: 47.9 Loss: 13kg(8.11%)
#13
:) Chlo - differ all you like - that's what it's about - getting everyone's opinion.
Although I am really looking forward to being able to shop in a wider range of shops than Ann Harvey and Evans - it's also quite daunting. Never ever having shopped anywhere else all the info and advice I can get is extremely welcome!
 
S: 12st6lb C: 11st11lb G: 9st7lb Loss: 0st9lb(5.17%)
#14
Hi all,
Hope you don't mind but i found this and thought it may be useful, for size 14's at least. Researched by daily mail in 2007. At the time the EU were exploring bringing in new regulations whereby stores don't have sizes, but measurements of bust, waist and hips printed on their labelling to try to reduce the discrepancy between stores. Not happened yet, so looks like that idea was shelved?
Have tried to find the supposed 'standard' for sizings but struggling. I really have no idea what i am, have to just keep trying on- which makes shopping a tedious and much longer task than usual if you haven't got much time! Although it is exciting to get into those smaller sizes i've never been in before! xx

 

AlexIce

Silver Member
S: 160kg C: 147kg G: 100kg BMI: 47.9 Loss: 13kg(8.11%)
#15
Butterfly - Thanks! I shall save that and when I get down to 14/16 .... I will head for Jaeger first!
I wonder if there are any more tables like this around. Well done on finding it!
 


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