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Anglomania sizing

(25 Posts)
OhCobblers Sat 16-Jul-11 22:06:32

have spotted a dress at an amazing sale price but before i order just wonder how their sizing comes up?
I'm an average 12 so looking at the MEDIUM but want to be sure before paying exorbitant P&P!!

Any tips?

OhCobblers Sun 17-Jul-11 11:28:32

bumping as i need to buy BEFORE it sells out!!!

blindassassin Sun 17-Jul-11 11:43:22

I think the sizing's pretty true. I've just bought one in the sale, got a small and am an 8-10 so I reckon a medium should be fine for you. I do find I need spanx/some other kind of smoothing underwear as they do show every little lump and bump even though I am really slim. HTH

Ambernj1 Sun 17-Jul-11 12:35:28

Just having to return the Medium I ordered to NAP as it is way too big - I had a baby 9 days ago so definitely carrying a bit of extra chunk - usually a 10, but probably a 12 ATM... order both sizes if finances allow and return one?

faustina Sun 17-Jul-11 14:16:15

I ordered both sizes and found them to be on the generous side. Kept Xsmall and sent back the small. NAP is expensive for shipping, but it's the same however much you buy, and returns are free. which one are you getting?

CQrrrneee Sun 17-Jul-11 14:17:24

please tell us where it is after you've ordered!

faustina Sun 17-Jul-11 14:34:39

cocosa ia doing anglomania tomorrow I think, but they only have bigger sizes

OhCobblers Sun 17-Jul-11 14:38:07

Oh so now i'm in a quandry!!
I'm normally a "slim ish" 12 but carrying a few extra pounds that i've been working on losing so i don't feel like i'm getting a "true" fit in anything at the moment.

I compared VW sizes to an M&S size 12 for measurements and its a little bizarre but looks ok on the waist so might be fine.

however, the real dilemma is that its a black dress which i really don't need but feel the need to have as i've always wanted an Anglomania dress, but the one i absolutely love is £350 which i cannot afford.

Do i leave the black one for now and save the money to put towards the one i really want, in the hope that one of these days it will be in the sale??


faustina Sun 17-Jul-11 14:41:47

if it's the fulfillment dress, the front is draped and loose - only close fitting from the bum down

which one do you really want? look on cocosa and see if they're doing it - if you aren't a member tell me the name and I'll look

MitchiestInge Sun 17-Jul-11 15:08:57

Am quite chunky but need small in Anglomania dress, only have one (purple drapey jersey one) it's quite flattering except bottom looks huge but it will anyway because it IS. Couldn't go up a size without top bit being too big though.

AnnThology Sun 17-Jul-11 15:57:45

im a 14 top 12 bottom
got medium

OhCobblers Sun 17-Jul-11 16:18:31

faustina its the black fulfillment dress with draped jersey front that i was looking at (the one without the belt), its on NAP for £60 which is bargainous. do you love the way it fits although yours has the belt so perhaps looks quite different??

i really want the Arianna (b/w striped) for £320 sad

faustina Sun 17-Jul-11 17:36:12

the one you want is the one I just bought. Mine doesn't have a belt either - though you can wear one with it - if you look at how it's styled in the photos you'll see what I mean. It fits wonderfully - loose and drapey until the bum and then clingy, but not too clingy.

they don't have the arianna, but they do have a fulfillment in charcoal (though they say it's black) - and it has a thin white/off white stripe. they also have a light grey one.

CQrrrneee Sun 17-Jul-11 18:15:02

I ordered one from NAP - £70 with postage. Postage is £10 - that's crazy!

OhCobblers Sun 17-Jul-11 18:59:37

CQ thats why i'm dithering over size - want to get it right at that P&P cost!!
one of my pet hates is exorbitant postage prices.

CQrrrneee Sun 17-Jul-11 19:08:25

I figured that even with the £10 postage it's an investment at that price!

OhCobblers Sun 17-Jul-11 19:11:05

i agree - as long as it fits, but i can't just see how i'd be a small/size 10.
I sometimes am in Gap but thats it!!! grin

ok, you've convinced me - i'll order tonight!!

OhCobblers Mon 18-Jul-11 12:40:35

ordered last night as i was worried the Medium would sell out.
should have held out until today as NAP have just reduced it further to £42 - aarrgghhh!!!!!

CQrrrneee Mon 18-Jul-11 12:42:01


OhCobblers Mon 18-Jul-11 12:47:47

i know and i've already had a despatch email from NAP so i couldn't cancel and re-order either. gutted - would have been a huge bargain at £42- anyway - must try and get over it and just keep fingers crossed that it fits properly!!

CQrrrneee Tue 19-Jul-11 12:39:29

Mine arrived today - doesn't fit <pout>

OhCobblers Tue 19-Jul-11 13:49:47

me too - too big!
great, £10 to discover what my size is!!! oh well will chalk that one up to experience.

faustina Tue 19-Jul-11 17:40:48

I sent a small back and they said they'd received it today - perhaps you could call them to change it?

IceCreamCastles Tue 19-Jul-11 17:46:09

I ordered medium and it's too big- going to send it back on thurs but if any one would like it let me know- sale's finished now I think

OhCobblers Tue 19-Jul-11 19:37:44

thanks faustina but i didn't really "love" it when i tried it on so i think i'm going to save for the Arianna which i really do love - fingers crossed that it goes in the sales at the end of the year!

however i was really pleased to see how it looks on having read so much about the cut and fit of her dresses. I think the right size in the right style (for me) is going to look fab!!

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