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...are they about right, or on the big/small size?
I'm thinking of womens and childrens clothes. I've never bought anything from them before but am looking at a few things on e-bay to see what I think before I take the plunge and buy things directly from them (once I've done a bit of overtime!).
Should I just go for our normal sizes or do I need to up/downsize?
My 50th centile boy fits his age size, although sometimes trousers are on the long side. I think the waists are quite slim (which suits him) but in the reviews I often notice people saying they size up.
For me I find the sizing pretty much spot on but some items need trying on and can be strangely tight/ odd fitting. Which is why you must always get a free returns offer, and also never pay full price!
Also, the sale is very soon (usually first week of July)so I'd wait til then if I was you, unless there is something you are desperate for.
No, actually the sale doesn't usually have free returns - good point! The discounts are usually pretty good in the sale so might be worth the risk. Or you could try a couple of dresses and sizes now and send them back (whilst it's free to do so) hoping one of them is in the sale later and you can snap up a bargin! Although that's a bit of a high risk strategy and I'm sure johnny wouldn't approve! I tend to get quite a lot in the sale and think that the returns cost is made up for by the discount on the things I do buy and keep.
If you get stuff on offer, you can get discounts of up to 50% before the sale. I have accumulated a load of return vouchers from this. Also a load of return-via-your-corner-shop dockets. And it seems you can use those in the sale.
I always check the sizing info and read the reviews to see how the item appears to be sizing.
I'm generally a 10 or 12 on the High St and am the same with Boden - but I have never had to size up. I guess in reality I'd be an 11 if there was such a thing - big 10 small 12. I do have different colours of the same item in different sizes so it can be a bit hit and miss - as it is on the High st.
Whilst it grieves me to have to order 2 sizes, I do if it's an item I really want to fit in a particular way.