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I bought both a long and short sleeves linen top this week in Zara. I am a standard size 12 and find the M size spot on. They do shrink in length a bit - I have the blue one that I bought last year - but they are very nice tops regardless. Excellent for layering with vests.
Thanks everyone for the feedback. I was hoping it would be a bit easier than that! I guess I'll just have to order them and send them back if they are no good. Just hate the idea of paying for delivery when I might end up sending it all back again.
Annoying about the linen top, I'm long in the torso as it is and nothing irritates me more than a top that fits great when you buy it then shrinks up! sleepy, would you recommend buying up a size then if they shrink up?
isla, do the trousers fit ok everywhere else or do the tend to be a bit big all over?
I'd say the trousers are big and generally all the clothing is quite big but I'm a shorty! I've always bought size small bottoms and xs jackets and s tops. Don't think the sizes are random and I'm certain of my size there. Over a certain amount the p&p is free not sure how much. Returns are free so you can order a couple of For trousers it may depend of style/material whether they stretch or not ? I'd still say small if you're going for the material of the ones you mention.
Oh, and the basic linen Ts are generally oversized. The organic cotton basics are very popular and always look nice when people try them on, if you are after simple tshirts. Lots of people buy one then come back for lots of colours.
I wouldn't size up....I tried a L in the other day to see if the beige colour suited me (which it disappointingly didn't!) and it was way too big. For a size 10, I'd probably order a size S but also a M to compare. Sorry, I know that's a complete pain in the rear end and one reason why I hate ordering online! (I had a rare day with just my sleeping baby and was able to park close to Zara and satisfy my shopping needs! It had been too long!)
Thanks everyone, I really appreciate the feedback! I have gone for the S in the linen top - I looked at the sizing chart but it wasn't helpful at all taking into account what you have all said! Hopefully they turn out to be a little bit generous fitting on me and then if they shrink up when I wash them it won't be too annoying.
Unfortunately the trousers were out of stock in my size(s) but I did find a couple of nice cardigans instead...