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    I'm ordering some clothes and it's all in European clothing sizes..and I have no idea what size to get?

    I looked at some of my clothes that have European clothing sizes and UK ones in and I'm still confused because..

    Jane Norman 6 is a 32.
    H&M 8 is a 34.
    Primark 8 is a 36.

    And all these things fit me. Wtf?

    Help?!
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    Go by inches rather than sizes :dontknow: Most places will have a chart or whatever saying how big their clothes are in inches. Just measure yoruself and pick clothes which fits that
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    I always thought 8 was a 36, 10 was a 38 etc. but I may be wrong.
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    H&M are daft, what they call a size 8 is actually a 6, what they call a 10 is a size 8 (going by the inches measurements). Not sure about Jane Norman, maybe they do the same?
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    My friends in Spain atm, and she's buying me some stuff, can't really ask her to measure things :sad:
    && what does a '32' or '34' mean if I measure myself? What am I supposed to measure haha.
    Oh I know nothing
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    European usually work in hip sizes if I remember correctly. But some have more generous sizing dependant on their main customer base (and the sort of clothes/fabric/cut etc)

    Rough guide is usually

    8=36
    10=38
    12=40
    14=42

    etc etc

    Also, check the store's website to see how their clothing converts too
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    (Original post by SuicidalLemming)
    My friends in Spain atm, and she's buying me some stuff, can't really ask her to measure things :sad:
    && what does a '32' or '34' mean if I measure myself? What am I supposed to measure haha.
    Oh I know nothing
    If the stores have a website and a size chart, check them out. For example, H&M.
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    Oh I am so confused haha :emo:

    H&M website says a 32 is a UK 6.
    Butttt wikipedia tells me that a 32 is a UK 4.

    Might just go for a 34 and hope for the best
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    I have pjs from primark that are an 8-10 and they say 36-38. But then i have a top from h&m that says a 38 is a 12.
    It's weird.
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    H&M seems to be the weird exception, but on the whole I've found that 38=UK10, 40=UK12 etc etc
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    So if I'm normally a 6, I should go for a 34?
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    Yep, think so!
 
 
 
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