Monday, May 18, 2009

Brand sizing guide starting to fill

I've finally begun building up the Brand Sizing guide. It's located in the right sidebar about halfway down the page. For best results do a find (control + F/apple + F) for the brand you are looking for. You can also search for a certain product anytime by entering its name in the blog searchbar. If you don't see a brand please let me know! I will keep this updated as fits change or I do.

23 comments:

Blondmoma said...

Thanks for starting the brand information. Very helpful. Have you ever tried on the Miss Albright shoes? Thanks!

jacquelyn said...

Blondmoma, I have tried those shoes. I think they run TTS length-wise but they tend to run narrow width-wise.

jacquelyn said...

Hi Roxy, I'd add something to your Chie Mihara size guide. These shoes are really Euro-sized, so a true 6 might be too small, as the 36 size does not always translate. Anthro does a straight size translation where they just subtract 30 from the Euro size and post that as the size for sale. However, Euro sizes tend to run a 1/2 size small for some brands.

Something to be aware of..

jacquelyn said...

Oh, and I have something for Moth: I find their tops to either b one size large or TTS. The same goes for their skirts. I almost always have to order two sizes and see which fits, because just when I think I have their sizing figured out, it changes, or is funky for that piece.

Good job!

roxy said...

Good lord I can't believe I forgot Moth. Thanks for the reminder jacquelyn!!

Blondmoma - I agree with jacquelyn on the Miss Albright shoes. I also find they don't have a ton of arch support...but so irresistibly cute.

Sandrine said...

Hi Roxy,

Very very useful your size guide! Did you tried Floreat's?

Super nice sale online today :)) I want to buy the possibilities cardigan but am wondering if I should take the small or the medium. I am 5'2, 125 lbs.

Thank you for your wonderful blog, I am happy not to be the only one Anthro addict :)

Rosefever said...

I love that you made a size giude thats awesome, you are missing one of my favorite brands from anthro though, Floreat!

roxy said...

Oh thanks Sandrine and Rosefever! I will add Floreat...I am true to size in their tops and size down 1 in their dresses.

Sandrine, I think a small in the possibilities cardigan is your optimal size. Please let us know how it works out!

zyzzyva said...

The sizing chart is genius! Thank you for such a great Anthro resource.

To add:
Ann Sui (TTS, waist often smaller end of measurement)
Leifsdottir (comfortably TTS, in my experience)
Mermaid (size 1 down in chemises)
Moulinette Soeurs (TTS, size 1 up for large bust)

Guinevere ?
one.september ?
Ranna Gill ?

zyzzyva said...

I forgot to add Twig to my requests.

val said...

whoops, I accidentally posted that on the wrong entry.
but I thought of one: little yellow button.

roxy said...

Many thanks zyzzyva and val! I'll add the brands I missed to the guide. Keep 'em coming!

roxy said...

zyzzyva, does Twig have clothing? I only see homewares when I do a search.

blondmoma said...

Twig does do clothes. I have a couple sweaters by them from Anthro.

Sandrine said...

Hi Roxy,

My order arrived yesterday :)) Here's my own review:

- the Possibilities cardigan fits perfect in small (thank you!)
- The Spun Sugar dress is too large in 8 (I should have listened to your post!)
- The Summerweight Cardigan is too large in medium (the lilac color is fab however)
- The Reposing Cloud Cardigan is too large in medium ( I have another of their cardigan in medium and it fits perfectly... weird)
- The Necklace Tank in white is perfect but I am not sure about the beige flowers (its looks like nylon socks to me)
- The Hidden Grove Dress fits perfect in 8 (even more beautiful than I thought in real)

Et voilà! I will return the non fitting items. I would like your opinion regarding the new Clustered Petals Dress... should I size down for a 6 instead of my true size 8? i wonder because it looks like the Spun Sugar dress to me.

Many thanks for your help :) I hope I am not taking too much of your time...

roxy said...

Hi Sandrine, I love that people come and leave comments and ask questions...it validates that this is a worthwhile side project for me. :) So ask away! I think you should stick to your true size for the Clustered Petal Dress. I'm basing that off my other two experiences trying on Sine pieces. What an amazing piece, I hadn't seen it on the site yet!

Sandrine said...

Thank you Roxy, I think I will order it in size 8, that dress is superb!

joy said...

Hi Roxy, this comes rather late, but thank you for this wonderful guide! I've bookmarked it for future reference. Also, would you happen to know which designer has a logo featuring a mermaid holding a star? I've been trying to find out who designed the skirt I bought in June 2007. The skirt has red blossoms and black branches on white. Until very recently, it'd never occurred to me to pay attention to the different Anthropologie designers. And it drives me absolutely mad that this is the one designer I can't identify.

joy said...

Actually, please ignore my completely idiotic question. I was very, very tired when I typed it and hadn't thoroughly gone over the sizing guide. Upon more careful reading, I've realized that there actually is a Mermaid brand, which, I suppose, would have a mermaid logo. (:

marmaladeinstead said...

Thanks for this guide! I have a silly question: when it says "1 size down", does that mean that I should order one size smaller than I usually would (ie, I'm an 8, so I need a 6)? Or that it fits like it's one size smaller than it is (it's sized at 8, but fits like a 6--so I should order one size bigger)? Does that make sense? :)

roxy said...

Hi marmaladeinstead, it does make sense! "One size down" means the former, so if I'm normally an 8 I buy a 6 in that particular brand.

marmaladeinstead said...

Ahh, makes perfect sense! Can't wait to order my new dresses now!

Anonymous said...

I also ran into the following brands:

Fleur Wood - picnic in the park dress
Koike Wakana - roped-in dress
LA Made - grand island dress

:) alexis