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Next sizing - is it all out or what??

(16 Posts)
EternalPie Tue 16-Aug-11 10:30:04


Bought myself a pair of size 12 jeans from Next a few weeks ago. Felt fine at first but after wearing for half an hour they're hanging off me and looking baggy. I've never been able to get into a size 10 before but thought since I had a free delivery code I may as well order some just out of curiosity.

Well I ordered a size 10L (as I'm 5ft 10). They have just arrived and as soon as I saw them I said to myself "they look massive". I even checked the tag thinking they must have sent a size 12/14 or something (not that a size 12 or 14 is massive, just I was expecting these to look really small).

I tried them on anyway and they're baggy as hell. I got the slim fit ones so it's not as it they're supposed to look baggy.

So again, they're no good. No way am I ordering a size 8.

Is it something with Next clothing?? I'm going to give it one last shot and order a size 10 skinny jean - you watch, I won't be able to get them past my thighs hmm

Bet the poor courier bloke thinks I fancy him, he's backwards and forwards here that often.

thesortinghat Tue 16-Aug-11 10:38:16

You've just reminded me, my 10s arrived today and they fit great and not at all snug, which I was abit shocked at considering I'm normally a 12. My only issue is they're suprisingly short despite being a regular and I'm only 5ft 2.5 inches. Maybe I'm morphing into a supermodel at the age of 30!

EternalPie Tue 16-Aug-11 10:41:01

I wonder if it's us getting skinnier or Next making their sizes bigger! I'll go with the first explanation wink

thesortinghat Tue 16-Aug-11 10:49:09

Me too smile

tethersend Tue 16-Aug-11 10:51:08

Next clothes bear no resemblance to the human form.

Avinalarf Tue 16-Aug-11 11:13:48

Next sizes ridiculous.

I am six foot tall and their tall range of clothes are HUGE - trouser legs and sleeves all many inches too long (IF you are about 6'4, good luck to you - Next is for you!).

I also find I swim in most of Next's size 12s and am usually a 12-14 - weird.

FoofFighters Tue 16-Aug-11 12:16:14

Agree their sizes are way off, and the cut looks like my 3 year-old did it with safety scissors.

I am a size 10 but can fit a size 8 in next no problem. I think they're doing vanity sizing!

RabidRabbit Tue 16-Aug-11 12:55:14

Well I bought a size 6 blouse from there a few weeks ago and if it went down to 4 that would have fit too, plenty of room in it! I am a size 10 on top and a 10/12 on the bottom in most other places!

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Tue 16-Aug-11 13:01:08

Next sizes are enormous. I am a petite 6 or something stupid like that in there. I am no way a petite 6.

Hellishday Tue 16-Aug-11 13:09:17

Totally agree the tall sizes are huge.
Have just got 2 pairs of tall skinny jeans and got into a 12...the ones from last year are a 14.
Disclaimer...they are the only things I get from Next as the rest is crap.

catswipe Tue 16-Aug-11 13:09:28

It depends on the item. I have bought jumpers and had to go down two sizes yet a jersey jacket ran tight.

EternalPie Tue 16-Aug-11 15:57:18

Also agree with the tall sizes being ridiculous. At 5ft 10in you would think I'd class as a "tall" woman - yet the tall size jeans I bought once were at least 5 inches too long and looked absolutely stupid. God knows how tall you'd have to be to get them to fit - like someone else said, if you're 6ft 4in, you could well be in luck!

ElsieMc Tue 16-Aug-11 16:09:30

It's not just the sizing OP, their jeans seem to get strangely bigger during the day. Fine when tumble dried, but very baggy by the end of the day. I have heard of this elsewhere, maybe on an earlier thread and it's true.

I have three pairs, all very different fits and generally large at the top of the leg area.

Very disappointed with their stuff recently. Just had a look in our local small branch and the tops are just too awful for words - flowery balloon type tops in gaudy colours.

I have always bought their jeans as they were reasonably priced and they fit me at 5 ft 3 inches. I even weighed myself (which I rarely do) and sadly I have not lost weight, so it seems a problem with the jeans rather than everyone losing masses of weight. Sorry.

EternalPie Tue 16-Aug-11 16:21:31

ElsieMc, I too have been a bit disapointed with their stuff recently. I mean, these jeans that arrived today, even if they had fitted I doubt I would have kept them as they looked all bitty and out of shape - they didn't look like new jeans at all. And generally agree about their tops, very florrey and non-flattering. I remember buying a top from Next once, tried on a size 12 - looked like a tent. Tried on a size 10 not expecting to get it over my boobs - it was HUGE. Tried on a size 8 - baggy and too loose. I'm sorry but there is no way that a person of my height is a size 6 in tops unless they had some kind of health problem. I used to love Next but am getting very disillusioned with them lately.

(Gets the H&M catalogue out...)

actiongirl1978 Tue 16-Aug-11 20:48:57

I agree - I got some size 10 skinnies recently and they fit me, but then baggy out due to the elastic in them.

I am normally a 12 and 5ft6/9st12lb.

Def vanity sizing.

brighthair Tue 16-Aug-11 21:00:04

I had the opposite problem last year. I'm a size 16 in every shop, next - could only get into size 20 jeans angry

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