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LK Bennett sizing

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HazleNutt Mon 17-Oct-11 09:19:18

I love the look of LK Bennett dresses and shoes, but unfortunately I live abroad and therefore buying several sizes and returning items is very expensive. So what do you think about their sizing?

Dresses, especially Davina - I'm quite busty (F-cup), will I be able to zip it? As we know, not all brands cater for this.

Shoes - do you find them true to size? I'm usually 5, but need 6 in some brands, what you recommend?

Olivetti Mon 17-Oct-11 09:25:11

From my experience, they cut for proper women. I am busty as well (32 DD/E), and had a baby, admittedly 11 months ago, but still! I fitted into one of their fitted dresses in a size 10, even when I was breastfeeding, about four months ago.
On shoes, I would say they are pretty true, slightly generous if anything.

HazleNutt Mon 17-Oct-11 09:28:00

Thank you!
Anybody else?

CristinaaarghdellAaarghPizza Mon 17-Oct-11 09:28:42

Completely different experience from Olivetti grin I am very curvy and find their clothes don't cater for that - my friend that wears a lot of LKB is very straight up and down and they seem to fit her perfectly.

Shoes - they're quite generous in length but they are narrow - I have wide feet and have to go 1/2 size up (have never understood why shoes are narrower because they're shorter)

Olivetti Mon 17-Oct-11 09:31:06

Actually, I should say that their skirts don't fit me well at all, much more for straight up and down. But for some reason, those fitted dresses they are doing at the moment all fit really really well.

HazleNutt Mon 17-Oct-11 11:37:59

thanks both, I have wide feet so going up half a size sounds reasonable.

MamaGeekChic Mon 17-Oct-11 12:44:30

Dresses I find reasonably true to size (and I'm quite curvy), shoes I find generous but I don't have particularly wide feed and often take 0.5 size smaller as they do tend to give a bit and if I buy my usual size they are too big after a few weeks' wear.

HermanMumster Mon 17-Oct-11 13:09:14

I think their sizes are small. But then I would ...

gregssausageroll Mon 17-Oct-11 13:36:14

Can I ask what their shoes are like? At £200 a pair I'd want them to be amazing on my feet!

HazleNutt Mon 17-Oct-11 14:37:21

Ok ladies, a Davina dress (in lipstick) is on it's way. I'll let you know how it fits.

NotJustClassic Mon 17-Oct-11 19:43:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HazleNutt Thu 20-Oct-11 20:52:38

The Davina dress arrived and it's gorgeous, very nice fit. True, if I was more than F-cup then it would probably be too tight. But fits beautifully - am very tempted to order it in some other colours as well. smile

But also ordered a Phase Eight top and is it just this one or is their sizing generally ridiculous? I could fit a family in it.

whiteoleander Fri 21-Oct-11 00:04:44

I LOVE their shoes - I take a 4 in heels and LKB are true to size even half size bigger and you get a Nicole Appleton style gap at the back - not a good look. They will give slightly as real leather. My feet are wide too (beginnings of bunions sad) but their shoes are v comfy.

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