H & M sizing or am i fat ??

(56 Posts)
weekendgirl66 Fri 25-Jul-14 15:45:10

Ok so i know i need to loose some hmm,, but just not sure if these sizes are true im 5'2 and 10 stone 7 ( need to loose 1 stone) with a 32g bust,, Should a 12 fit?? i have just brought items from H & M and nothing fits nice shock should i be bothered.. Please be nice wink

runlikeagirl Fri 25-Jul-14 15:47:46

I'm 5'6" and weigh 10 stone 9. I wouldn't get into a 12 in H&M. I'm a 12/14 depending on shop.

RobinSparkles Fri 25-Jul-14 15:50:31

I'm not sure about H & M as I've never bought anything from there for me. I'm sure I've heard that they size small.

I'm 5 foot 3, just under 9 stone and usually wear a size 10-12.

FuckyNell Fri 25-Jul-14 15:51:26

I'm same size as you. A 16 blazer doesn't even do up!

JellyStrawberries Fri 25-Jul-14 15:52:22

At 5'6" and that weight with a 32G bust I was in a size 12 mostly but it always varies depending on shop, brand, style etc.

JennyOnTheBlocks Fri 25-Jul-14 15:52:32

I'm the same height as you, and almost the same weight, and shop a various places including H&M

I have clothes with labels in that read anything from size 10 to size 16

One size does not fit all, they vary so much due to supplier, fabric, any tailoring, even poor manufacturing.

Sorry, but maybe you're going to have to return your things and try them on next time.

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Fri 25-Jul-14 15:52:52

H&M 12 is actually a 10.

Lesleythegiraffe Fri 25-Jul-14 15:53:49

I'm normally a 10/12 but never get into anything less than a 14 at H and M.

Tried their online shopping once and the whole lot went back.

Thelongdarkteatime Fri 25-Jul-14 15:54:51

I find h and m varies a lot. I have size 12 and size 16 tops from there (34ff) and all fit. It's definitely h and m's bizarre sizing- I wouldn't worry! (Btw I'm 5ft 6 and carrying baby weight)

Thelongdarkteatime Fri 25-Jul-14 15:55:36

-x posted with lots of people!

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Fri 25-Jul-14 15:56:32

As in a 16 is a European 42 which is actually a 14!

Cockadoodledooo Fri 25-Jul-14 15:57:50

H&M sizing is bizarre. In ordinary clothes I usually have to go up a size or sometimes 2 from my usual, but their maternity clothes seemed to come up enormous so I had to get a size or two smaller!

17leftfeet Fri 25-Jul-14 16:02:08

H&M sizing is all over the place -I've got tops from there ranging from a 12 to 20 -they all fit

MorphineDreams Fri 25-Jul-14 16:04:13

This is an interesting site to compare sizing in different shops. Not sure if H&M is on there sizes.darkgreener.com/

WhizzPopBang Fri 25-Jul-14 16:11:42

H&M comes up tiny in my experience - jeans especially. I was really pissed off when I bought some of their maternity tights in a large when I was about 5 months preg last year, and they were so tight and unstretchy I couldn't get them past my calves & was completely knackered & out of breath from the effort! I was a size 10-12 everywhere else at the time confused

Branleuse Fri 25-Jul-14 16:17:07

i take a 12 in most shops but i usually go for a 16 in h&m.
could probably manage a 14 but their stuff usually shrinks a bit in the wash

Branleuse Fri 25-Jul-14 16:17:18

i take a 12 in most shops but i usually go for a 16 in h&m.
could probably manage a 14 but their stuff usually shrinks a bit in the wash

GiniCooper Fri 25-Jul-14 16:17:54

I'm 5ft 3 and 8stone 7.
I'm a 10-12, there's no way with another 2 stone on would I fit in a 12.

MegBusset Fri 25-Jul-14 16:19:28

H&M sizing is totally random - I am a size ten everywhere else and have H&M stuff that fits me in small, medium and large! Ignore the label and just get what fits!

rookiemater Fri 25-Jul-14 16:21:17

I think H&M sizing is quite small. I don't buy their clothes normally, but bought some maternity items, I am 5ft 6 and around 11 stone and normally fit size 14. In H&M I had to by the XL maternity stuff.

msfreud Fri 25-Jul-14 16:33:19

I'm about a stone less than you and an inch taller, with a 34DD bust. I take a 12 in most shops but need at least a 14 in H&M. So, I would think you need at least a 16 in their sizing.

alltoomuchrightnow Fri 25-Jul-14 16:33:51

comes up small in general but can be quite random as Meg says.
a lot of their stuff can be baggy / a bit oversized, then fine.. but reg fit, it's a size smaller

alltoomuchrightnow Fri 25-Jul-14 16:34:45

with a 38DD dress i've had to stop getting dresses from there on the whole… though jersey maxi dresses have been fine and often loose fit

alltoomuchrightnow Fri 25-Jul-14 16:36:41

is it just me, or are they using cheaper and ever nastier fabrics these days in a lot of stuff? same with Zara too.. not everything but a lot

weekendgirl66 Fri 25-Jul-14 16:55:10

Thank you everyone i feel so much better now, i was in a rush so couldnt be bothered to try never mind they can all go back foR A BIGGER SIZE [GRIN]

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