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H&M sizing

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fairgame84 Sat 16-Dec-17 16:48:21

Does anybody know what h&m are like with their sizing please?
DS is 13 and 164cm tall. The clothing is sized 12-14y or 14+ and I'm not sure which to get.
12 would definitely be too small but 14 too big according to the online size guide. It doesn't say what height a 12-14 Is meant to fit so I'm confused

PersianCatLady Sat 16-Dec-17 16:49:16

Could you take him into a store and let him try some clothes on?

PurpleDaisies Sat 16-Dec-17 16:49:21

I’ve found they’re very inconsistent so you need to order a few and return whichever doesn’t fit.

fairgame84 Sat 16-Dec-17 16:53:49

I can't persian he has autism and can't cope in town at Christmas.
Thanks purple I was hoping to avoid having to do that.

PersianCatLady Sat 16-Dec-17 16:55:26

Without ordering extra or going to a store, I don't know what else you do really.

Fairybella Sat 16-Dec-17 17:03:09

For women the sizes are stupid. Found kids normally plush

PersianCatLady Sat 16-Dec-17 17:07:56

How do you mean the women's sizes are stupid?

I have always found them to be very true to size.

Fairybella Sat 16-Dec-17 17:11:02

I usually can only fit size 16 trousers there and I'm a size 10

PurpleDaisies Sat 16-Dec-17 17:22:13

I have always found them to be very true to size.

You’re really lucky then. I’ve bought clothes from a size six to a sixteen in there.

LIZS Sat 16-Dec-17 17:26:01

What are you buying? I find the height a reasonable guide but they are less generous on cut.

LIZS Sat 16-Dec-17 17:32:38

HelloCanYouHearMe Sat 16-Dec-17 17:35:14

IME for womens clothes - utter shite. Im a size 14 and couldnt get a size 20 jeans past my knees.

I wouldnt buy anything for anyone from there

fairgame84 Sat 16-Dec-17 17:35:38

The size guide doesn't have the 12-14y size in it LIZS.
I want to buy him this

fairgame84 Sat 16-Dec-17 17:36:49

He is very long limbed which doesn't help.

Foxyloxy1plus1 Sat 16-Dec-17 17:37:38

I think they are the furthest from true to size it's possible to be- for women anyway. Ridiculously small.

HildaZelda Sat 16-Dec-17 17:39:42

I don't know about kids sizes, but the ladies are absolutely terrible. Probably the worst shop out there for inconsistent sizing. I'm an 8 in most shops, sometimes a 6 but can be anything from a 6 to a 12 in H&M. Sizing means absolutely nothing in there. Generally I'd say clothes run small so you might be better going for the bigger size if you're unsure.

LIZS Sat 16-Dec-17 17:40:26

Go 14+ if it is borderline (12-14 will generally be to the higher size).

monkeyfacegrace Sat 16-Dec-17 17:42:29

My dd is 5'3" and 103lb at age 10, and she wears 14+ at H&M if that helps?

WaxOnFeckOff Sat 16-Dec-17 17:45:21

I think, if he is an average to slim build, I'd go for the 12-14. It's obviously a winter item so getting it with growing room probably isn't what you are looking to do. My DSs were very tall and I found the sizing to be ok in that I'd generally have to buy a year or two above their age and that was fine for H&M. Until recently DS2 was still wearing shorts (that cost £1.99) that were age 12-13 that he'd been wearing since he was 10/11ish and he is now 16 and Men's size L/XL!

JennyOnAPlate Sat 16-Dec-17 17:47:07

I find that H&M children’s stuff comes up small. I would order the bigger size.

Roomba Sat 16-Dec-17 17:51:14

I've found H&M sizing to be very bizarre and inconsistent. You really need to try stuff on in there! I'm a size 10 and own stuff from size 6 to size 16 from there. I can't even say well the trousers run small and the tops run large, it seems to vary for every individual garment.

PersianCatLady Sat 16-Dec-17 17:51:15

I must be lucky in what I buy then as I am a size 10 and the size 10 always fits

fairgame84 Sat 16-Dec-17 17:55:09

Thankyou everybody that's really helpful. I'll give the 14+ a try.
I struggle to know where to buy teen clothing from apart from NEXT and I never shop at h&m.

Pythonesque Sat 16-Dec-17 17:56:17

If he's long-limbed I'd go for the larger size for a jumper, to get the sleeve length. Body length can always be folded under and width will not be massively different between the two sizes I guess.

My son's a bit taller than yours and I think is going to be in "loose" clothes for the forseeable future as he is decidedly heading for beanpole territory.

burntoutmum Sat 16-Dec-17 17:56:25

I find, length wise, they are very generous

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