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Zara sizing

(39 Posts)
DarkestBeforeDawn Tue 21-Mar-17 19:21:39

Am a size 12/14 in most U.K. Shops and have heard that Zara sizing runs small - is this true and if you are my size, what size would you buy from there if you shop online?

EmmaC78 Tue 21-Mar-17 20:12:42

I am a size 10 on top (sometimes an 8) and when I bought a coat in there a few years ago I had to buy a large.

DarkestBeforeDawn Tue 21-Mar-17 20:15:52

Thanks emma perhaps I am sized out of Zara! It's that bloody coat that has popped up everywhere that I am in love with (along with everyone else!).

DarkestBeforeDawn Tue 21-Mar-17 20:17:50

Judydreamsofhorses Tue 21-Mar-17 20:20:04

I would buy various sizes and return what doesn't fit - I'm a 10/12 and have XS, S, M and L from Zara, al of which fit perfectly.

EmmaC78 Tue 21-Mar-17 20:21:19

I find Zara sizing ridiculously small. I don;t even bother with their trousers as I am pear shaped and would probably sized out too.

You could try putting your measurements in this to see what it says. i do usually find it fairly accurate.

BikeRunSki Tue 21-Mar-17 20:25:04

A few years ago I asked a sales assistant in Zara to explain their sizing. She looked at me fur a few seconds and said indignatly "we don't make clothes for people your size". I am, and was, a 14. I hav not set foot in Zara again.

Mrs9C Tue 21-Mar-17 21:01:10

BikeRunSki That's horrendous! How rude! shock angry

Mrs9C Tue 21-Mar-17 21:01:46

I'm a 12, and M fits me well in Zara, that's for tops, I've never tried bottoms.

BobbinThreadbare123 Tue 21-Mar-17 21:03:37

Zaragoza tops are OK. I'm a busty 10-12, and buy a S or M. Their trousers are dreadfully sized. I have a L pair but they are too small!

DramaAlpaca Tue 21-Mar-17 21:05:52

Zara sizes are tiny. I am tall & broad shouldered and nothing fits me in there, nothing at all. It's quite dispiriting really.

KikiDeliversCakes Tue 21-Mar-17 21:11:52

I'm a 32FF and usually a 14 in places like Topshop, and I wear a Zara med for tops, a medium or large for bottoms depending on the style.

I would order both medium and large of that coat to try on.

paulapantsdown Tue 21-Mar-17 21:22:17

I love Zara clothes but I'm a 16, so I can very rarely get anything there. I bought a coat last winter in a XXXL!

Such a shame.

CaitAgusMadra Tue 21-Mar-17 21:24:11

Lovely coat.

I'm a small 12 and recently bought a coat in S in Zara (and its still pretty loose). Trinny also featured a Zara coat recently on her blog and advised sizing down. I'd go for a M if I were you or take advantage of free returns and get multiple sizes

ILoveAGoodBrusselSprout Tue 21-Mar-17 21:25:35

I'm a 14 and couldn't get a Zara XL tailored jacket on over my arms! Was mortified and haven't been back

DarkestBeforeDawn Tue 21-Mar-17 21:33:42

So basically the gist here is that their sizing is a confusing nightmare! I think I will either have to boycott Zara after Bike had such a shitty experience or let my desire for that coat win and order a couple of different sizes as many of you have suggested. Thanks for your help wise folk of MN.

smashyourglasses Tue 21-Mar-17 21:38:25

I find Zara sizing to be true to size, I wear 6 and their XS fits perfectly.

Polly99 Tue 21-Mar-17 21:40:37

I'm a biggish 12 and just bought an L dress from Zara. It fits but is fairly tight! I'm just going to eat a bit less.

RedMetamorphosis Tue 21-Mar-17 22:28:05

I'm a small 12 and the 12 bottoms fit me perfectly - M or L for tops/dresses depending on material and cut. I am 32GG though.

When I was a 12/14, it was always the L without fail.

MingeFog Tue 21-Mar-17 22:33:42

Hi OP, I think generally it runs like this:

XS - 6
S - 8
M - 10/12
L - 12/14
XL - 14

It's worth trying things on though; as a PP mentioned I've tried on coats in size L that were so tight on my arms I could barely pull them off, and another coat in size M fitted perfectly!

MingeFog Tue 21-Mar-17 22:34:59

PS) I tried on that coat first time around and the M was perfect - I'm a 12/14 usually (depending on store).

lokisglowstickofdestiny1 Tue 21-Mar-17 22:42:35

I'd agree with minge, my DD is an 8 and small fits very nicely. I'm usually a large as a 14, sometimes XL depending on the cut.

ItsThatBeverleyMacca Tue 21-Mar-17 22:44:18

I'm a size 12, sometimes a 10. I haven't been back in since I tried on a couple of their sweaters in XL and they were too tight.

Harree Tue 21-Mar-17 22:47:46

Me too! I've ordered a L and an XL...

Lucked Tue 21-Mar-17 23:10:04

I bought a trench coat in Zara today, I am a largish 14 and 5'10 (still wear some 16s). The L fitted lovely on my shoulders but wouldn't fasten at my middle. The XL does up easily over my large tummy.

That coat doesn't have to fasten so you will be fine.

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