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M&S a shop for very tall people now!

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Seahorsesfly · 01/10/2022 21:48

Bloody hell- I was in a store today and it felt like an alternative universe where M&S think their customers are all thin and super tall but in reality the majority of customers are average or short and more likely to not be skinny as they are a bit older.

I used to be a regular or long in trousers, but they are cut for giants now. What on earth has happened to the sizing? Who is going to buy all this stock!? How can a shop not design clothes for its actual customers.

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NiceTwin · 01/10/2022 21:50

Yes!
I used to be regular length but am now short and I haven't shrunk yet.

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mrsbyers · 01/10/2022 21:50

People are getting taller so it’s inevitable really , not sure why you say they’re for thin people only as it’s one of the few retailers that stock pretty much their whole range in larger sizes rather than a smaller plus size range

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peachgreen · 01/10/2022 21:51

This is so true! I’m 5’7 and EVERYTHING in M&S is too long! I don’t find agree that they think we’re thin though – I find them very generous sizing-wise.

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Petronus · 01/10/2022 21:51

I know, I’m 5ft 2 and they no longer cater for me. It’s weird, because traditionally their market has been older (and therefore often shorter) women. I guess there must be some market research behind it though?

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mondaytosunday · 01/10/2022 21:53

I wish! Never long enough.

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Isthisreasonable · 01/10/2022 21:53

Perhaps to accommodate the trans customers?

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Myotherdogsaballboy · 01/10/2022 21:53

I’ve not been able to buy jeans, trousers there for years. Even the shortest length would need at least 6” cutting off. They’re ridiculous. I used to find their shortest length too short. Now there’s none short enough . I get fatface petite which are much better. I’m just a tad over 5’.

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Busygoingblah · 01/10/2022 21:54

I’m thrilled. There was literally no where left on the high street that sold jeans/ trousers long enough and suddenly M&S long fit. It’s a real gap in the market that M&S have filled here.

I’ve spent a lot on jeans there in the last few weeks as have my tall friends in their 20s, 30s and 40s.

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theydontspeakforus · 01/10/2022 21:54

I bought a pair of their petite jeans in the sale. I had to cut 4 inches off (I measured) and they were still too long. Also their ankles (skinny jeans) are weirdly big.

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AuntieMarys · 01/10/2022 21:54

About time. No one caters for tall women on store. Petite and plus....yes.

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Seahorsesfly · 01/10/2022 21:54

mondaytosunday · 01/10/2022 21:53

I wish! Never long enough.

Have you been recently - the trousers are really long now. It's so noticeable if you visit a store.

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TattiePants · 01/10/2022 21:54

I'm 5ft 11 and now wear their regular length trousers! I ordered a few pairs of long trousers in the summer and had to send them all back.

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Neurodiversespeechies · 01/10/2022 21:55

mondaytosunday · 01/10/2022 21:53

I wish! Never long enough.

I recommend trying again. They fit up to a 36 inch inside leg now. It’s amazing!

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TwitTw00 · 01/10/2022 21:56

Agree re tall but not slim. I ordered a size 8 dress recently and it was at least 2 if not 3 sizes too big. I was a size 8 when I was 18, nearly 20 years ago and 2 stone lighter. I am NOT a size 8 now yet according to the sizing of that dress I'd be about a size 2.

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Octomore · 01/10/2022 21:56

The height of the average UK woman is steadily increasing. So yes, someone who was a regular leg length in 2010 may well be a short leg length now.

When I was younger, I was unusually tall for a woman. Now I'm still tall, but not as unusually so.

It's like vanity sizing - as average weights go up, the dimensions of a size 10 are going up.

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Leakingroofagain · 01/10/2022 21:57

I was just looking at reviews for their cord trousers and they all said they were hugely too long. Yet too short in the crotch (not great for the mum tum) Very off putting.

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Pineappleflowers · 01/10/2022 21:57

You should try the food! The pour an entire packet of salt into everything it seems to me.

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Octomore · 01/10/2022 21:57

And I also agree re: the sizes not being specially slim. I got a size 10 shirt from M&S very recently and it was a little on the baggy side compared to a size 10 I bought several years ago. My size hasn't changed.

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Leakingroofagain · 01/10/2022 22:00

Octomore · 01/10/2022 21:56

The height of the average UK woman is steadily increasing. So yes, someone who was a regular leg length in 2010 may well be a short leg length now.

When I was younger, I was unusually tall for a woman. Now I'm still tall, but not as unusually so.

It's like vanity sizing - as average weights go up, the dimensions of a size 10 are going up.

Is that true? Because my DS is on the shorter side and the GP told me that most children end up being about half way between mum and dads height. Which confused me because if he married someone slightly shorter then in a few generations my future relatives will all be finishing up 1ft tall 😂----

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WingBingo · 01/10/2022 22:01

At 5’10”, this is a joy to hear.

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LoobyDop · 01/10/2022 22:02

It can’t be consistent as I bought a pair of trousers there today and found the short too short and the regular fitted perfectly. I’m 5’5”, so that would seem about right for average British women’s heights.

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Twizbe · 01/10/2022 22:03

Runs my 6ft self out the door to see if this is true

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Seahorsesfly · 01/10/2022 22:05

Twizbe · 01/10/2022 22:03

Runs my 6ft self out the door to see if this is true

Yes it us true - particularly if you make a beeline to Autograph. I'm 5'6 and I had a about a 20cm of trousers on the floor!!

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Myotherdogsaballboy · 01/10/2022 22:05

I have no problem with making different lengths but at least make the lengths the right ones for the heights they’re supposed to be for. If you’re petite you shouldn’t have to cut 6” of something in the petite range. I do expect everything to be a bit long as I’m barely over 5’ but I don’t expect to have to cut half the bloody legs off.

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WhoopItUp · 01/10/2022 22:05

LoobyDop · 01/10/2022 22:02

It can’t be consistent as I bought a pair of trousers there today and found the short too short and the regular fitted perfectly. I’m 5’5”, so that would seem about right for average British women’s heights.

I don’t think that is average now. Maybe for the over 50s60s but certainly not for younger folk. I’m an older mum and loads of the young Mums are my height or taller (I’m 5’10 whereas when I was a school I was always the tallest by a long way).

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