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To think ski clothes come up small, yes? (Say YES)

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PeaLouB Fri 31-Mar-17 15:15:31

size 12-14 (9st 11, 5'2") but just had to size up to an 18 for salopettes (first ski trip). Tried 2 different brands so wasn't an anomaly. Please PLEASE tell me this is a thing. The brands were salmon or something and north face

BorpBorpBorp Fri 31-Mar-17 15:16:51

They do.

Toomuchocolate Fri 31-Mar-17 15:17:23

It depends on the brand. Jelly Hanson comes up big, salomon is usually right ish BUT you have to have slim tummy/hips. My jelly belly can't fit in any salomon trousers now!

SovietKitsch Fri 31-Mar-17 15:17:31

Not in my experience, my north face jacket is a 12 and I'm a 12, and my salopettes are age 15/16 kids...

Toomuchocolate Fri 31-Mar-17 15:17:47

Helly Hanson not jelly!

PeaLouB Fri 31-Mar-17 15:18:05

Wtf to actual size 18s do then? That was the biggest pair in the shop. This is shit. I already hate skiing angry

Adelie0404 Fri 31-Mar-17 15:18:23

North face notoriously size small.
Minute DD at 12 in large size 14-16. She would usually be 10-12 still in other brands.

SovietKitsch Fri 31-Mar-17 15:18:34

Should have said, the saloppettes are trespass - had them since I was quite literally 15/16. I'm 5'8"

PeaLouB Fri 31-Mar-17 15:18:38

Oh no, sobs. Babies have ruined my middle then

WyfOfBathe Fri 31-Mar-17 15:19:27

All sports clothes do, I find. Not the sports/jogging clothes you buy in regular clothes shops, but any that are specifically designed for sports.

BarbaraofSeville Fri 31-Mar-17 15:20:55

Sizing with all womens clothes is so all over the place that you can't really say you are a particular size any more. Anything Italian is always tiny compared with UK brands but there is a danger of an element of kidding yourself over this as if you say you are 12-14 but can only really squeeze into a 14 in M&S or Next that is the time to accept that you aren't really a 12-14 any more.

PeaLouB Fri 31-Mar-17 15:22:39

I'm a 12 in asos, M&S, whistles
14 in Boden and top shop

PeaLouB Fri 31-Mar-17 15:23:24

And I've a (just) healthy BMI so that's unlikely to correspond with a size 18 is it

Or maybe I am kidding myself....

BeastofCraggyIsland Fri 31-Mar-17 15:29:55

I mostly wear sports/outdoor clothing like Rab, Mountain Equipment, Salomon etc. and a lot of it is slim fitting. I'm a fairly standard size 6-8 on top and 8 on bottom but often size up to a 10 in outdoor trousers and especially shorts.

Deliaskis Fri 31-Mar-17 15:35:09

Massively depends on brand. I found Helly Hansen L were fine when I was a genuine size 18, and also Schoeffel always had sizes to fit and had longer legs (I'm almost 6ft). Would head for German/Dutch/US manufacturers as they are usually bigger, and ignore e.g. French/Italian manufacturers as they are usually smaller, IME.

PossumInAPearTree Fri 31-Mar-17 15:36:06

I agree. Over the years I've found I generally am about two sizes bigger in ski trousers/salopettes than normal,clothes.

Sadly I'm now a size 18. For walking trousers I recently bought men's trousers. Couldn't get in the size 18 ones.

SpitefulMidLifeAnimal Fri 31-Mar-17 15:36:39

No Pea, you aren't kidding yourself. Size 8 usually, size 12 in North Face. Why, oh why do we let ourselves get upset by what is essentially just a number?

MackerelOfFact Fri 31-Mar-17 15:39:24

I found the opposite! I'm usually a size 12 but my ski trousers are North Face size 10, and there's still room for thermal leggings and knee pads underneath.

They're massively adjustable at the sides though, surely?

VanellopeVonSchweetz99 Fri 31-Mar-17 15:40:37

I used to sell them, and the answer is yes.

Chippednailvarnishing Fri 31-Mar-17 15:40:47

Mmm, I'm just under 5"4 and 8st 10, i wear a small in North Face...

Misericord Fri 31-Mar-17 15:41:40

YES. I had a very traumatic salopette shopping experience - I am a 12, but couldn't even close he 14s.

Solution: men's size small smile

MackerelOfFact Fri 31-Mar-17 15:42:04

Also, try snowboarding trousers, they're usually bigger round the bum and generally a bit baggier because of the crouchy stance that snowboarders have to adopt. They're otherwise the same thing.

Toomuchocolate Fri 31-Mar-17 17:57:40

Some of the premium names assume an athletic figure. If you are a normal woman post baby then I'd go for helly Hanson, or decathlon. Might have some luck with trespass too.

toomuchtooold Fri 31-Mar-17 18:12:12

Oh thank christ! I'm just after getting salopettes and I was in a size 18 having thought of myself as still being a 14-16. I mean there's nothing wrong with being a size 18 per se but I'm a short arse and a waist measurement that big would put me well into diabetes risk territory.

Where are you going skiing? US? Pretty much everywhere around us (Germany/Switzerland) is shut now.

PeaLouB Fri 31-Mar-17 18:31:02

Val thorens (I think! Didn't book it myself and just tagging along with the seasoned skiers)

It must be my stomach as the trousers are super baggy on the legs but tight around the middle. I am blaming the third C section, not the cake.

Thanks for the tips!!

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