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Sunday, June 19, 2011

too big, too small

 
shirt: primark
shorts: topshop
watch: michael kors
buttons: the haberdashery cart

Is it just me or is sizing in stores getting just plain weird? I bought these shorts a few weeks ago now and as much as I love them they are just SO big on the waist. I have quite a small waist and larger hips but I didn't think the ratio was this drastic. They fit better if I pull them down but surely they are supposed to be high on the waist?! Also they ride up if I wear them low anyway so there really is no point. It actually looks like I'm wearing them quite low in the pictures, it's not intentional and they probably drooped a little bit while I was standing waiting for the self timer!

Also bought this shirt before work today (saw it in Charlene's post the other day and fell in love instantly), it was the last one on the rail so I quickly nabbed it, and it just so happened to be in my size! Or so I thought anyway. I definitely wouldn't say I had a large chest at ALL but for some reason when I do another button up it leaves a massive gap! Not impressed. Luckily Charlene has offered to find me a bigger size which I think is lovely of her! Fingers crossed..

I ordered these buttons in the hopes that I could get the shorts to fit better! The only thing is I don't really know where to put them. If I did them at the front the zip would be wonky, so I think I'm going to either cut a slit in the center at the back and do one there, or one on either side. How would you go about it? Or is there any other solution like using elastic or something like that? I'm scared to touch them really since I love them so much! Literally (almost) the perfect denim shorts!

44 comment(s):

  1. I'm in love with that Primark top; it needs to be mine !! lol :) Lovely look xx

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  2. i have a pair of shorts that are exactly the same fit wise - so frustrating! if they fitted properly they would be so perfect :'(

    your top is lovely!

    xx

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  3. this shorts problem totally happens to me too! Fit perfect on the butt/hips/thighs then baggy on the waist! i always wear a skinny belt with mine and it seems to work a treat :) xx

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  4. I have the same issue with high waisted stuff, always way to big on the waist. I always make sure I get high waisted items with belt loops! LOVE this shirt, def going to see if I can nab on when I'm in town next

    L x

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  5. I wore high-waisted shorts today actually and the fit is awful... I bought the shorts about three years ago and they have expanded in fit if anything! Had to wear a size 6 in Topshop for high-waisted shorts last week, so I totally get what you mean. I love the wash and detail of yours (: xx

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  6. I tried that shirt on as well and the only reason I didn't buy it was because it gaped at the boobs! Bloody Primark

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  7. love the top and the shorts, strange about the sizing though!x
    kathykinsxo.blogspot.com

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  8. I'd kill to have that much room on my clothing in the waist :x I have such strange proportions. If it fits my hips, it won't fit anywhere else. I love the shirt!

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  9. the top is awesome! I love anything with birds on. x

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  10. I would wear a skinny belt with them too, usually works for me. If you were going to put the buttons on though I would cut a little dart or slit down each side on a diagonal then fold the material over so it stays in place with the button. Its really hard to explain, so probably doesn't make much sense! Sorry about that!
    Hope you find a way to make them work for you, as they are so cute! x x

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  11. i had the same issue with the bird top! tried it on with the buttons and had this gaping hole, was mortified as i'm ridiculously flat chested. tempted to try the size up though as i adore the print. x

    jade.

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  12. You look lovely, I hope you're able to fix your shorts:)
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

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  13. That shirt is Primark! Wow! I have to get my hands on it, I can see it being one to sell out quickly xx

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  14. love your shorts!
    you could try and unpick the zip and replace it so it's in line with the buttons if you place the buttons where you want it, but you'll probably need a sewing machine for it.
    my mum did it for me once on one of my shorts ^^
    Krissy xoxo

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  15. what a lovely outfit! these shorts are just perfect, except for the fit as you mentioned. i think adding elastic might be best, considering buttons will cause overlapping and that might look kind of weird as the end result.
    hope i helped! :)
    -April

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  16. A slit at the back would probably be easier and look much better! I really love the top with the birds, that is so adorable.

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  17. thats so strange, i find that some places do size really weird xx

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  18. I get the same problem with shorts, and some skirts too, it drives me mad! You'll have to show us how you deal with it! The button at the back idea sounds pretty good, but I'd be scared too haha! xx

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  19. I had the same thing with ALL primark button up jersey shirts. Had to buy the size up and it still gapes a little, i'm just going to put a stitch in if it becomes a big issue. I found it gaped less if i wore a top underneath despite not wanting to.

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  20. I almost bought that exact top on Saturday, but decided to wait until payday :).

    On the short front, I have a pair that have stretched that they look massive on me...

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  21. I have the exact same problem with high waisted shorts! Damn my massive hips! I was in primark the other day and everything was a size 20 pretty much, so your lucky that you found something that is more like your size! Haha! I love that shirt!
    xoxo

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  22. I bought some topshop high waisted shorts that were a very similar design a couple of years ago and had the exact same problem! I ended up taking them to a shop that did clothing alterations. She took them in from both sides and the back to avoid messing with the front and they turned out perfect! x

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  23. I have a really similar pair of shorts from Topshop and I have the same problem. I think everything is deigned for people with completely cylindrical bodies, which noone has. Everyone has at least a bit of a waist, but Topshop doesn't seem to understand this...
    I swear most shops are just sticking any old size label on things now, sizing is completely all over the place.

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  24. Put darts in them! Seriously, I had the exact same problem with a highwaisted pair of shorts from Miss Selfridge and all I did was put 2 darts in the back and now they fit like a dream. Good thing about darts is that you don't cut away any material so if they don't go right you just unpick them and do them again.
    www.i-cant-walk-in-heels.blogspot.com

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  25. This outfit is so lovely, I love the bird top. It's amazing!! That's annoying about the wrong sizes though :( I hope you manage to fix your shorts, they're such a nice colour xx

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  26. Put some darts in them! I have to get my Mum to do it for me, but it's worked for me a few times before.

    I definitely have this problem! I talked to loads of friends about it to see if it was a general high street problem or just me but they said the same. It used to be that I found the bigger the size, the more variation, especially between shops!

    Laura

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  27. I am in love with your top :)
    I have the same problem with shorts/jeans, you're not alone! I think around the back would look better than the side :)
    Sirens and Bells xx

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  28. Shopping for every kind of jeans is such a pain for me too! Honestly... I have no idea what you can do with the shorts. I usually return pieces back to store, because I know I won't be wearing something that fits me.

    As for a blouse problem - happens to me all the time. I am petite/tiny/small and have huge boobs. Not a good combo and if I'd want to leave the button open as you do, I would look proper slutty! ;) X


    P.S. I'm having a new giveaway!

    http://mademoiselle-la-la.blogspot.com

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  29. I definitely know what you mean, whether the sizes are funny in the store or they are fine when you buy them then they completely change shape over time - Topshop high waisted jeans are a perfect example of this! Basically shrunk drastically since I bought them!!
    Cute top :)
    www.clashingtime.blogspot.com <3

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  30. i have been looking for a sleeveless shirt for a while now, so thank you :) xx

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  31. I would try wearing a belt with it. They are nice shorts but I see what you mean. They could be taken in a bit on the sides, but if you can't do that, I'd definitely go for the belt...

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  32. I've got the bird top, I got in my my latest Primark haul on my blog. I thought it was tight around the bust too, I have to undo it a bit. I'm not overly big either, so annoying! Now following xx

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  33. I saw this top today and I really liked it but they didn't have my size. I'm going back later in the week to check again.

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  34. Me LOVES it, you and your animal prints!! This outfit is so cute! xxxx

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  35. I have the same shorts and a similar problem, they fit fine around my thighs/bum/hips, but are a bit loose around my waist. I usually find that with high waisted shorts and trousers anyway. They fit best after they've just been washed, but I might have to alter mine too!
    xxx

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  36. Yeah you'd defo be best putting some darts in the back missus. That way you dont need to cut the material (but if you were feeling confident with your crafty skillz, you totally could!) An alterations place would probably do it for you for like a tenner max, that way the pressure is left in their hands :p they are gorgeous though. Always admire your lovely sense of style missy! x

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  37. Ohhhh, I LOVE that top! But you're right - it's such a bummer when the sizing is all wonky. :(

    Looove this outfit! So great!

    xoxoo
    chloe **flowerponychloe.blogspot.com

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  38. I almost got that top:D Love the shorts!

    http://makeupandmoustaches.blogspot.com/

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  39. I bought this top from Primark the other day & love it, but I tried it on in my size & had to get the size up because it was too small around my boobs! (& they aren't massive, honest). I always try stuff on in shops though, I always find a size in one shop will fit perfectly & in another will be either too big or too small. Weird isn't it. xxx

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  40. You look great, love the top x

    http://goldielondon.blogspot.com/2011/06/gracing-rooftops-sammy-skirt.html

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  41. I have a pair of shorts which I have EXACTLY the same problem with. I think my proportions are similar to yours - we need to get out there and get them to sort it out so we can enjoy wearing these things! Power to the people, haha :)

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  42. i have the tiniest chest and the same happens to me with this top,
    it must just be the way the button is positioned
    it's really annoying!

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  43. I am having the exact same problem right now with a pair of shorts. I have pretty big hips and a small waist and they just keep falling to my hips- so annoying!!

    Charlotte x

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