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to be annoyed at having to find somewhere else to buy pants now that M&S have changed their sizing?

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BellaBear Sat 26-Sep-09 14:40:29

<<not entirely serious AIBU>>

So, I stroll along hoping to pick up some of my boring usual 12-14s when to my shock and horror I am mildly perturbed by the new sizings of 10-12 and 14-16. So I pick up the 14-16 on the basis that I am actually a 14 and go to pay.

But when the assistant takes them of the hanger, they are ginourmous!! (is that a real word)

Try them on and they fall off me. Try the 10-12s and they are unsurprisingly a tad snug.

I have been buying M&S pants longer than I care to remember and I am a little heartbroken. And possibly need to lose some weight.

Can anyone suggest somewhere else to buy nice pants that are a bit colourful and a size 14? Or preferably a 13.

NOTE: all pant-trying-on was done over the OP's own underwear.

hairtwiddler Sat 26-Sep-09 15:31:01

They are huge, aren't they? I bought some size 16s last week and they are the same size as my enormous maternity pants from mothercare. They were meant to be for after the birth but suspect they'll fall off me then...
Tried Debenhams/John Lewis?

CNyle Sat 26-Sep-09 15:31:32

i alwyas just buy singel size ones there

BellaBear Sat 26-Sep-09 15:54:07

yes, think I will try JL, good idea.

It WAS the single ones!

<hates change emoticon>

misspollysdolly Sat 26-Sep-09 21:32:59

If there was a topic that started all threads 'Am I imagining it, or...' mine would end '... is M&S going to the dogs...?' Nuff said really...

BellaBear Sun 27-Sep-09 08:55:52

I don't think M&S is going to the dogs. I just want to be able to buy their pants. But I can't <sob>

echt Sun 27-Sep-09 09:12:51

On a recent visit to the UK I was gratified that suddenly size 10 was just OK in M and S knickers. In the past I'd always gone for 14 just in case, but even 12 were generous. I am size 12.

This is a relief as 14 in Bonds - the archetypal Aussie knicker - cuts me right up the doodah. :0

echt Sun 27-Sep-09 09:15:08

I meant: o.

But while I'm at it, for really loopy sizing, try Muji. You're always small.

echt Sun 27-Sep-09 09:15:58

Why does the emoticon not work?

echt Sun 27-Sep-09 09:16:43


dearprudence Sun 27-Sep-09 09:18:38

I would happily buy my knickers from another shop if I could have a size 13 arse.

BellaBear Sun 27-Sep-09 10:16:05

size 13 does have a ring to it, doesn't it? grin

might go to Muji then! Love being 'small'

gingernutlover Sun 27-Sep-09 10:29:42

i got my last lot from primark, they do nice multi pack

or la senza, lovely knickers

mablemurple Sun 27-Sep-09 10:32:48

They've done this again??? They tried this trick a number of years ago and the outcry was such that they reverted back to the 12-14 sizing pretty sharpish. Can't believe they have been so stupid as to try it again hmmangry

OrmIrian Sun 27-Sep-09 10:37:17

I remember them doing this before. I was talking to a friend in the pub about how annoying this is (not mentioning specific sizes). DH butted in and announced the world - "yeah, I have to buy her a size 14-16 now! " hmm

BTW I would like a 13 too. And sometimes even an 11 (not now sadly) I am never a true size in any shop.

moondog Sun 27-Sep-09 10:39:09

Please don't say 'pants'.
It's a vile word.
Only 'knickers' will od.

BellaBear Sun 27-Sep-09 10:46:45

you know I used to say knickers. I don't know where 'pants' crept in from

BellaBear Sun 27-Sep-09 10:48:28

the lovely shop assistant did say there had been quite a few comments from customers re the new sizes. I didn't realise they had done it before.

Anya4 Sun 27-Sep-09 10:55:46

BHS ones seem to have been the same size for years and their multipacks are really comfy !

pjmama Sun 27-Sep-09 11:00:34

I hate HATE HATE it when shops only do 10-12 and 14-16!!!! angry

Size 13's of the world unite and campaign to stop this travesty!!

Nothing worse than ill-fitting uncomfortable knickers...

BellaBear Sun 27-Sep-09 11:01:59

"Size 13's of the world unite and campaign to stop this travesty!!"

Now that's what I should have called this thread!

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 27-Sep-09 11:28:30

sizes annoy me

normally 10/12 or 14/16

im a slightly rounded 12

so 10/12 fit but snug as my bum is not a 10

14/16 fall down/saggy


why cant they be size 10,12,14,16 etc

you dont buy jeans/skirts in 10/12

BellaBear Sun 27-Sep-09 12:58:04

I could get the 10-12s on (which suggests they would be a bit big for a size 10) but they were tight and would have given me very VPL. And wouldn't have been comfy.

pjmama Sun 27-Sep-09 18:08:44

While we're bashing M&S, I've been today. I asked an assistant if they had the jumper I was waving at her in a different size. This was her reply;

"We can't do stock checks any more, you'll just have to look for it. And we can't check with other stores either, you have to do it yourself online." I asked if they had terminals in store so I could, do just that and she said no.

Is it just me or is that a bit crap?!

What's happening to our good old reliable M&S!!!??

kitbit Sun 27-Sep-09 18:17:09

I am also narked by H&M who do age 2-3, age 3-4 and then 5-6 and 7-8. Grrrrr. We need 4-5 ffs. poor ds's tshirts are either showing all his little ribs or way below his fingertips. argh.

AND M&S no longer do my knicker size.


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