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Matalan sizing

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absolutelynotfabulous Wed 15-Jun-16 09:45:28

Bern shopping for some basics in Matalan. I thought I was a 12 but I've had to buy a 14sad in both a drapey mac and relaxed fit trousers.

I've had the same problem with Matalan tops in the past.

Are the clothes coming up small? Please say yes.....

DreamCloud99 Wed 15-Jun-16 09:48:52


I tried on some clothes in there and I was two sizes bigger than I usually buy confused

absolutelynotfabulous Wed 15-Jun-16 10:36:18

Phew!! Thanks. Thought it was just me. smile

Mrs9C Wed 15-Jun-16 11:43:11

Last top I bought there I sized up too. But normal size in trousers/jeans.

JemimaMuddledUp Wed 15-Jun-16 14:32:52

I had to buy a size 16 dress to for my boobs in. But I'm currently wearing size 12 trousers from there - same season, same store.

Their clothes tend not to be the same shape as me.

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Wed 15-Jun-16 14:39:38

Yes they have stuck to traditional sizing and by today's vanity sizing standards are small. I need to buy a size up in there too.

EmmaWoodlouse Wed 15-Jun-16 16:38:40

Hmm, I take size 18 in most shops and I seem to take size 18 in Matalan too (although admittedly I've only bought a few items in there as there isn't one in my town). Maybe the sizing gets more generous as you go up!

absolutelynotfabulous Wed 15-Jun-16 17:54:35

Bizarrely, the long vest is an 8 and it's not even tight...

MiaowTheCat Wed 15-Jun-16 18:14:26

I bought some stuff from Asos recently - bought the size I normally buy at Matalan (I've got a fair bit of their Rogers+Rogers stuff... although I wish the original brand of that was still going sad ) and it's flipping humongous on me! I always have to size right up in Matalan stuff.

Toffeelatteplease Wed 15-Jun-16 19:14:39

I'm struggling with sizing atm cos I've lost a lot of weight. I didn't find them small but the dresses I tried had no waist. Literally straight up and down. They looked truly bizarre

absolutelynotfabulous Thu 16-Jun-16 07:32:14

Well I'm glad it's not just me. I steer away from tops because I find them really weird on. I thought it was just my weird bodysmile.

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