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What is the sizing like at And Other Stories?

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BellonaBelladonna · 12/03/2017 21:02

Im usually an 8 on top half and 10 on arse. Would a 36 dress fit me? Its sold out in a 38.

Ive had a run of unsuccessful online buys and I'm beginning to lose the will....

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bionicant · 12/03/2017 21:03

very small!

LanaorAna1 · 12/03/2017 21:06

i reckon you'd be ok, the sizing runs teeny tiny.

AgentCooper · 12/03/2017 21:06

I think it depends on the fabric. Stuff with structure, zips etc I might size up but anything stretchy I've found fine in my normal size.

JohnCheese · 12/03/2017 21:08

I find it a bit random. Sometimes small. I'm a 10-12 and a size 10 dress never fits me on the hips. I am hippy. (I mean large of hip, tho am also slightly happy-clappyGrin )

BellonaBelladonna · 12/03/2017 21:08

If its small then I don't think a 36 will be big enough on my bottom half.

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Kennington · 12/03/2017 21:09

Tops are all massive so I go small. Bottoms are roughly true to size or a little large.
Dresses seem to be a little on the big size too.

BellonaBelladonna · 12/03/2017 21:09

36 is equivalent to an 8 isn't it?

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fredabear · 12/03/2017 21:11

38 is a 12, I find them a reasonably generous fit

fredabear · 12/03/2017 21:11
TheTurnOfTheScrew · 12/03/2017 21:12

i only have tops from there, and agree that they're generous

BellonaBelladonna · 12/03/2017 21:16

Thank you fred. Really helpful. I should have done that. Blush

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fredabear · 12/03/2017 21:18

No problem! Returns are a PITA though, so good luck!

BellonaBelladonna · 12/03/2017 21:53

Thanks. Still deliberating. Nothing seems right at the moment.

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Dulcimena · 12/03/2017 22:10

I find it pretty standard tbh - remember that its scandi sizing not European, so a 36 is a 10. I'd be surprised if a 36 wasn't adequate, if you're a 8-10 in UK. I'm a 12 atm and a solid 38 - although I have a couple of things in 36 that still fit fine.

othgraph · 12/03/2017 22:15

Variable. I'm an 8 on top and 10 on the bottom. I've got a dress in 36 that fit fits on the hip but slightly big up top (shirt dress). Tried on a dress in 34 that was way too big. Have a white midi dress in 36 that is just a tad too tight around the ribcage.

leedy · 13/03/2017 13:48

I find it variable as well - I'm a 12 so their 38 fits in most things (jersey tops and dresses, skirts, etc), unless they have buttons up the front in which case apparently all bets are off. I have a shirt in a 40, and two shirt dresses where I had to go up to a 42 to get them to button over my boobs without gaping. I mentioned this to the sales assistant and she said "ah yes, they're Scandinavian" (do Scandinavians not have breasts?). I do like their stuff but definitely need to try on.

FunkinEll · 13/03/2017 19:54

I find them on the small side but depending on the dress could potentially size down if it wasn't tight on the bottom half. I have no boobs though!

Judydreamsofhorses · 13/03/2017 20:06

i always thought a 38 was a 10? I recently bought a jumper in the sale in M, which the size guide says is a 14/16, and it is a bit boxy on me as a 10/12, but definitely would not fit a U.K. 16. I have other jumpers from there in S which are bigger. So yes, variable!

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