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Couple of years ago on a rare trip to nearest city, I ventured into a Zara store for the first time. Not a clue about the S to XL sizing, being size 14 thought might be a M, went to ask a shop assistant who was standing about, twiddling her thumbs looking superior. She drew herself up to her full height, about a foot more than mine, & boomed out to all the shop, " that will be an Extra LARGE madam". Legged it to M&S next door.