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H & M sizing, true to size?

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Megatron Wed 26-Sep-12 15:21:45

Have seen a couple of cheapy things online that I would like to order but I;m not sure what their sizing is like, any idea?

Itwillendinsmiles Wed 26-Sep-12 15:30:43

Not helpful to you but I find it extremely variable... I have size 8 tops that fit similarly to others that are labelled size 12.

tanfastic Wed 26-Sep-12 15:32:22

I'm a 14 and find it really variable too. I have to get size 16 trousers, especially the slim fit ones. However in jumpers I tend to go for a medium. It really depends on the style.

freerangeeggs Wed 26-Sep-12 15:33:13

Any tops with buttons will not fit round my chebs. I have a largish chest (D cup) but elasticated tops, jumpers etc seem to be fine. Just buttons.

I've never really tried jeans/trousers in H&M.

tanfastic Wed 26-Sep-12 15:35:35

I'm the same, hardly ever wear blouses because of the gaping button problem.

sugarice Wed 26-Sep-12 15:37:50

Their clothes are cut small, unless you're built like a slim teenager with no hips go a size up.

NatashaBee Wed 26-Sep-12 15:41:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GobblersKnob Wed 26-Sep-12 15:46:06

It is hopless sorry, I am a 12 and have things in everything from an 8 to a 20.

mrsbugsywugsy Wed 26-Sep-12 15:53:50

agreed with other posters, variable but usually on the small side. i am usually a 12 but would order a 14 there.

also it is worth knowing that their size medium is defined as a 14 - 16, so is relatively generous.

Megatron Wed 26-Sep-12 15:59:42

Brilliant, thank you! I'm normally a 12 so have ordered 14 and will keep fingers crossed. thanks again.

LouMacca Wed 26-Sep-12 16:13:45

It is hopless sorry, I am a 12 and have things in everything from an 8 to a 20

Yep I'm pretty much the same. Went out fully kitted in H&M clothes last week - my top was an 8, my jeans were a 14 and my jacket was a 16 smile Clothes labelled S(mall) are really Medium and clothes labelled M(edium) are Large!!

derekthehamster Wed 26-Sep-12 16:18:03

Funnily enough I went in there today looking for a dress I'd seen on their website. They didn't have the dress in stock but a very kind boy, showed me the range they came from and told me to try something else, from the same range, on to check the size. Which suggested to me that sizes are very variable grin

WinklyFriedChicken Wed 26-Sep-12 16:19:12

Yes it's wears as hell, I remember one confusing day when I had on a size 8 top and couldn't get the size 16(!) jeans to button up.

WinklyFriedChicken Wed 26-Sep-12 16:19:31

Wears? No. Weird.

Meglet Wed 26-Sep-12 16:21:08

Pretty bad. I have had size 10's I can't do up in the changing room and size 10's than fall off me.

I have pretty much given up on H&M as it is so hit and miss. I really can't be bothered to get 3 different sizes of everything each item to try on each time.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Wed 26-Sep-12 16:26:41

Vanity sizing through and through. I recently put on half a stone and according to them I am still size 8 (trousers), which I was pre-DD going to the gym 4 times a week. Even then I was a size 8 to 10, so there is no way I can now be an 8. Even looking at them, you can see they are not for a slim person, I they are a 12...

DrinkFeckArseGirls Wed 26-Sep-12 16:27:13

I bet they are (...)

Startailoforangeandgold Wed 26-Sep-12 16:30:48

DD(14) and normally a very standard size 12 had to size up to a 14 and she says even then her straight skirt is tight.

Im a 16 and I couldn't get near a size 18 gillet.

However, their kids stuff is much better, age 11 DD2 found age 11 was right.

HyvaPaiva Wed 26-Sep-12 16:37:12

I find their sizing is big not only because it's vanity-sized but because so much of their stock is composite sizing - a 'small' is sized 10/12 and an 'extra small' is sized 6/8. Despite being a 10, I am an XS in H&M simply because I'm a 10 that's closer to eight rather than closer to twelve. Vanity sizing aside, composite sizing always means nothing fits beautifully. And yet still I fall for it being cheap, cheerful, and 'extra small'. I'm so hmm at myself for that!

bigpants103 Wed 26-Sep-12 19:09:22

I think the sizing is all over the place. Just got my £100 order. 2-4yrs tops too small for my average 2yr old dd and 6-8 top too small for 5yr old ds. My size 16 dress is far too tight. (i'm a 14) and my medium jumpers are massive!!

mirpuppet Wed 26-Sep-12 19:16:01

Ha Ha Ha is the answer to the question.

Like most are saying sizing all over the place.

SunshineOutdoors Wed 26-Sep-12 20:08:50

Yeah, just came on to say the same as everyone else. No rhyme or reason whatsoever

Startailoforangeandgold Thu 27-Sep-12 00:51:34

Oh and I spoke to soon 11 yo DDs newest H&M trousers are 12-13.

Most other people's that sizes are way too long.

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