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River island sizing

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Sunkist12 · 24/03/2019 14:19

Does anyone find that river island jeans come up small? Or is this me just hoping Confused

I'm usually a size 12 and I ventured into river island for the first time to buy jeans. Tried on the mom jeans and I couldn't fasten them up.
I wondering if it's me that's gained a few pounds, or if they are small to size?
I've got a few different brands at home which are all 12s and no issue. Come you through some true to size shops at me? I find new look, very and m&s really good for jeans.

Please help before I go on an eternal crash diet.

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SummersB · 24/03/2019 14:22

River island sizing is absolutely tiny!

TeaForTheWin · 24/03/2019 14:26

Dunno about jeans but some of there other products are a little on the small side, a dress and a playsuit thing I remember. Nothing compared to topshop though. I got down to seven stone 9lbs (size 8, 5ft 1) when I was on my diet last year, popped into the store thinking i'd treat myself to some new gladraggs, only to realise that the majority of their skirts and shorts - I wouldn't have been able to get one ass cheek into xD

Sunkist12 · 24/03/2019 14:38

Makes you feel rubbish doesn't it? Don't what's worse, this or vanity sizing

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kaytee87 · 24/03/2019 14:40

Gap jeans are much better than river island.

HalfBloodPrincess · 24/03/2019 14:41

I’ve always found they come up big. I’m usually a 14 top but in RI I fit a 12.
Never bought jeans from there though.

SinglePringle · 24/03/2019 14:42

I genuinely never have any issue between the fashion stores. I’m a 12 and am a 12 in Top Shop, Zara (or Medium), River Island etc. I go down to a 10-12 in M&S (but only really buy cami vests, pj bottoms and knickers in there). I’m 49, 5’8.

DiscoDown · 24/03/2019 14:44

I find River Island sizes a bit random, had to size up 2 sizes for a particular top, then next time I assumed I'd need the same sized up size and it was huge. I try everything on now.

Dueinnov19 · 24/03/2019 14:44

Its always worth trying a few of the same size as no two are ever cut or sewn the same.

Find that with next all the time

Sunkist12 · 24/03/2019 14:50

I should have tried two pairs and seen if I noticed any difference. I won't lie, I'm quite pear shaped a size 10 up top sometimes an 8 and always a 12 on the lower half. I'm 5'6 and 10.7 stone so maybe I've gained a few Blush

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whiteteeth04 · 24/03/2019 15:02

I think they are tight but they stretch quickly. I'm usually a 6, river island 6 jeans are so tight I can barely breathe the first time I wear them but after a few hours loosen up fine.

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eightoclock · 24/03/2019 15:10

M and S sizes are huge though. I fit in size 8 there although am at least a 10 probably 12 elsewhere. Don't let it bother you just buy a 14 if that's what fits!

MyElbowIsItchy · 24/03/2019 15:10

I think their sizing has definitely changed. I’m normally an 8 in their jeans, regardless of the style. Now I can’t fit into the size 8s at all. I normally try on 3/4 pairs to get the proper leg length etc but no 8s were suitable, so had to go up to size 10 instead. My weight has not changed since I last bought a pair.

Shelbybear · 24/03/2019 15:11

I recently tried a pair on from there and they were my usual size, so I didn't find they come up small. Maybe that particular style is small made though

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Sunkist12 · 24/03/2019 15:15

It wasn't just tight, couldn't even do the button up. Surprised I'm in that size how? Blush

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nometal · 24/03/2019 15:16

The thing I noticed when accompanying my wife shopping in the local River Island is that they have one of those fairground mirrors on the wall in the changing room that made even me look like an emaciated catwalk model.

Next had one too.

littlebillie · 24/03/2019 15:17

I picked up a top in George and it was two sizes smaller - wow they are into vanity sizing

Sunkist12 · 24/03/2019 15:19

nometal Grin

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GG20 · 24/03/2019 15:22

Absolutely - I'm a "real" size 12 and buy an 8 in the likes of M&S or Next - wouldn't say M&S are representative of proper sizes at all. RI are more true to size.

Sunkist12 · 24/03/2019 15:22

My measurements are 34, 28 and 38. According to a size converter should be a 10 on top and 12 on bottom. Not sure how reliable that is!

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Sunkist12 · 24/03/2019 15:24

Shame, GG20 I thought I was a 'real' 12 too

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nometal · 24/03/2019 17:07

Mrs nometal's RI jeans are 6. On a par with her other jeans and trousers. Next and M&S aren't small enough, despite having the same size label.

She is 5'6" 8st 7lbs (ish). 24/25" waist. Also high muscle mass.

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