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Sunkist12 Sun 24-Mar-19 14:19:16

Does anyone find that river island jeans come up small? Or is this me just hoping confused

I'm usually a size 12 and I ventured into river island for the first time to buy jeans. Tried on the mom jeans and I couldn't fasten them up.
I wondering if it's me that's gained a few pounds, or if they are small to size?
I've got a few different brands at home which are all 12s and no issue. Come you through some true to size shops at me? I find new look, very and m&s really good for jeans.

Please help before I go on an eternal crash diet.

sushisuperstar Mon 25-Mar-19 19:43:56

This is why I always have to try stuff on in the shop or buy two sizes online. It's bloody annoying. But hey ho. It would be wonderful to have universal sizing but of course all bodies are made differently. There really is no point in comparing your make up to someone else's IMO as it's not as clear cut as that.

Fimat Mon 25-Mar-19 10:38:02

Definitely agree that you have to try on a few pairs. Bought a pair of black mollie jeans from river island, size 10. Wore them loads and they faded songut another pair. Didn’t try them on and they were ridiculously tight on me and I hadn’t gained weight and the other pair fitted perfectly even after being washed etc. So annoying.

Sunkist12 Mon 25-Mar-19 10:29:34

I'll take a look at those, thank you.

AllTheJingleLadies Sun 24-Mar-19 23:08:44

You have a lovely figure.
I'm surprised about your comments as I just found my perfect fit size 12 jeans in RI, and I am 5'7" and a little over 11st. I am in proportion (though my legs are thick) and you look like you are too. The style is called Amelie - perhaps try them? Maybe the pair you tried on were mis-labelled.
I usually find s12 fits in most places, H&M is the only one which is hit & miss

Sunkist12 Sun 24-Mar-19 23:05:44

taco have you tried new look Yasmin Jean? Very similar to Molly, basically live in them

Sunkist12 Sun 24-Mar-19 23:04:41

I think I'll have to go with whatever fits, fits! I focus too much on a number. Also, I have around 7-10 lbs to go, I tend to fluctuate here and there

TacoFlavouredKisses Sun 24-Mar-19 23:01:59

I'm so glad it's not just me - I'm a Topshop 10, M&S 8, H&M 8 (actually have a pair of 6s from H&M now too after their size adjustment!) - and tried on three pairs of RI jeans in a 10 last week (Amelie, Harper and Mollie) and really struggled to even get them up blush

Duster12 Sun 24-Mar-19 23:00:03


I'm a 6 and RI are huge sized, as in falling down around my ankles. Definite vanity sizing going on there.

oneforthepain Sun 24-Mar-19 22:57:06

How have you got "tons to go"? Genuinely don't see it confused

Kennehora Sun 24-Mar-19 22:56:29

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GoGoGadgetGin Sun 24-Mar-19 22:53:53

nometal good old combats! ,95 kit in my day well tail end of!

Sunkist12 Sun 24-Mar-19 22:53:04

Agree with that nometal!

nometal Sun 24-Mar-19 22:51:19

"Should be universal sizing as law! (ok, maybe a bit OTT but so frustrating)"

Perhaps the military system would be better. Trousers have three measurements: waist, bum and leg length...

GoGoGadgetGin Sun 24-Mar-19 22:44:26

Kenn sizing is such an odd thing isn't it, l should probably apologize to you as clearly my annoyance at size judgy friend came a-rearing!

Sunkist12 Sun 24-Mar-19 22:43:46

Don't get me started on Primark nanan

Sunkist12 Sun 24-Mar-19 22:42:53

You're right I do focus to much on a size label and maybe I shouldn't care so much. I've worked so damn hard to get to a majority 12 and today I feel huge and i shouldn't have felt that way

Kennehora Sun 24-Mar-19 22:41:06

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Sunkist12 Sun 24-Mar-19 22:40:18

tdmn I've also heard Dorothy Perkins are great sizewise but never tried personally. In terms of cup size I'm jealous! I'm an A and I get gaping space where breasts should be grin

GoGoGadgetGin Sun 24-Mar-19 22:39:47

You do sun am the same as you except only 1 DC via rapid crash csect so a lovely horrible pouch courtesy of scarring - allowed DC and l to both survive so grateful!

nanananightfevernightfeeever Sun 24-Mar-19 22:39:00

It really annoys me the different sizing in shops - I can never order online as invariably they won't fit!!

I'm 5'5, 49kg and anywhere from a 6, 8 or 10 (or 2xXS, XS, S in good old Primarni!)

Should be universal sizing as law! (ok, maybe a bit OTT but so frustrating) ha

TDMN Sun 24-Mar-19 22:36:14

OP I looked at your photos and thought bloody hell wish I had that figure then went back and discovered we are same height/weight just reversed on sizes - I am 12 on top and 10 on bottom grin i've never got on with River Island jeans (and dont get me started on Topshop - why dont any of their tops have room for anything over a C cup??? Or any stretch in them??) However I have got on well with Dorothy Perkins in the past and also Uniglo if you can get your head around their sizing smile

talktoo Sun 24-Mar-19 22:35:32

Kennehora but your surprise at the OPs stats is just weird. She is heavier than you and larger than you. So what is the freaking problem you have in accepting the stats????? You are a 6-8 on the bottom and she is a 12. What in God's name makes that confusing for you? You are an 8-10 in RI and she is not fitting a 12 so is presumably a 14 in RI. Again, how does that make her stats weird for you. It's all very logical.

Jaffacakebeast Sun 24-Mar-19 22:35:16

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Sunkist12 Sun 24-Mar-19 22:33:50

Thank you gogo that's so kind

Sunkist12 Sun 24-Mar-19 22:33:10

I'll definitely try not to!

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