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#1 Hairy Maclary

Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:28 PM

I have had my eye on a sequin jacket from DP for a while, and waited until the sales to get it.  I checked a couple of online sizing conversions and they said to go down a size for UK, but after ordering I have seen sites that say to go up a size.  

Is DP sizing on the large size hands.gif or will I be placing this jacket (and another item ph34r.gif ) on Ebay when it arrives.  Of course said item is now not available in larger size.

#2 Sal78

Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

is it dp brand or their partner brands? if it's dp it's pretty much the same or slightly smaller but the partner brands are on the small side.

i'm sz 8 here and wear dp sz 8 to 10...i can generally tell if i need a sz 8 or 10 depending on the cutting/type of dress.

if i order 10 items, maybe one doesn't sit well and needs to be adjusted.

#3 ~char~

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

I found the DP brand sizing slightly smaller than AU sizing for most items.  



#4 strawberry blondes

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

smaller sizing.

#5 red_squirrel

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

OP, I'm guessing this arrived by now.
Did it fit? I'm curious because I've been eyeing up some of the items on the store.

#6 Hairy Maclary

Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

Parcel arrived yesterday.  I'm currently a 14, working on getting to 12 and ordered a 10.  
I would say its definately a 10, if not an 8.  cry1.gif

No probs - luck of the draw I guess, I'm deciding whether to return or ebay.

#7 Sal78

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

i just ordered over 20 dressses for around $20 in 8 and 10... i know by the style of the dresss and material. some concession brands are a size smaller.

i always get compliments for my DP dresses. best kept secret

#8 vanessa71

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

I know you've already received the jacket and it's too small, but I just wanted to say for future reference that you do generally go up a size with clothes from the UK.

In Australia the 'ideal size has always been around a 10, in the UK it's 12 - they are the same size, so always advisable to go up a size with UK clothes. Better to be a little big than too small.


#9 VeritasVinum

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

Vanessa that is interesting. I am 8-10 UK sizing 2-4 US sizing but for Aussie clothes they are all 8-12 depending on brand.

UK I purchase Next, Bravissimo/Pepperbury, Marks&Sparks, Boden.



#10 vanessa71

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

I haven't bought any clothes from those stores except for Boden (although I have bought bras from Bravissimo) and with Boden I have found their sizes have changed over the last few years (started buying in 2007). Some styles I need to go up a size, others I will buy the same size I am here.

I think the trouble is, we have so much variation in sizing in Australia, that it's hard to work out what our standard 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 is.

Historically though, a size 10 here has been as size 12 in the UK.

Essential thing to do is to always check the size charts, even though they are not always completely accurate, gives you a better idea.

Edited by vanessa71, 13 January 2013 - 10:44 AM.


#11 Sal78

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:41 PM

just got 3 bags of order and all the clothes are just gorgeous...i ordered a mix of size 8 and 10s as I kinda of know which will fit better depending on the brand and the style and they r all perfect.

I am mostly sz 8 in oz. a lot of dp clothes are small on top so if you are a sz 8 with a bigger chest, you would need a 10.







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