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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 Clothes labelled S(mall) are really Medium and clothes labelled M(edium) are Large!!
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
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...
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 at myself for that!
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!!