If you’re shopping at Mango for the first time in a while and don’t have the chance to pop to the shop to try something on IRL, it’s always handy to have a look at what people are saying about the brand’s sizing online.
I’m a big, big fan of the brand. After forgetting about it for a few years, I fell in love with it again in 2021 and now it’s one of my go-tos.
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Their new in section is bursting with affordable yet super stylish pieces, and have you seen those Gucci slingback dupes? Ob-sessed.
Their sizing can be confusing though. I recently bought a checkerboard top in size M that feels tiny, while other size M pieces are huge on me. So what gives?
Now I’ve become a regular shopper at Mango, I’ve learnt more about how best to shop for the right sizes.
Of course, it’s always better to try before you buy or to buy a couple of sizes if you’re shopping online. It can be expensive to do though, as well as time consuming.
So I did it for you. I went into the Mango store and tried on a few different items, so I could tell you first-hand how their sizing fit.
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Does Mango’s sizing come up small?
I tried on this blue dress in a size medium. I’m usually a size 10, and this felt a little roomy but as you can see, that is the style. I wouldn’t have wanted it any tighter!
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This was a size medium, and it felt a little bit too big.
This is where it gets confusing, guys. I tried these gorgeous linen trousers on in a size M, and they were pretty loose-fitting. So was the matching waistcoat.
Then I tried on another suit, this time in a size S as that was all they had available. I was surprised to find they fit me pretty well, although I wouldn’t say it was comfortable getting them on…more a shuffling situation than an easy zip-up.
These had a elasticated band at the back, so perhaps that was why!
Mango jackets are said to come up small, but this was a size S and fit really well. So if you’re a size 6-8, you probably need an XS.
Next, I tried on this crochet blouse in a size M. Again, this was on the roomy side but I wasn’t mad at it. I could definitely have sized down though.
When it comes to tops that are supposed to be tight-fitting, such as roll neck tops, it’s definitely worth going into the store and trying them on. As I’ve said, some tops can feel way too big, while others are super tight.
I’ve bought three second skin tops from Mango in the past, and two were really loose, while the third was super small.
I find Mango’s skirts on the small side in terms of length, but they usually fit around the waist correctly.
So as a size 10, it looks like I’m more a size S than a size M at Mango. But at other brands like Zara, I’m definitely a size M. I’d say Mango tends up be more on the roomy side than too small, but some items will catch you off guard!
Some brands have a review section of their items, where customers can rate items on their fit and quality but sadly Mango isn’t one of them.
It’s always a good idea to buy bigger sizes in outerwear at Mango, but also from any brand.
Usually you’ll want to layer knits under your coats, so it’s good to have room under your coat to do so.
Mango’s tend to fit pretty true to size, but it depends of course on the style you’re trying on. Jackets are pretty small to true to size.
Mango’s jumpers run quite small according to Mumsnet users. They recommend sizing up.
It depends entirely on what you’re buying. I tried on a few pairs of jeans and all of them felt super tight in my regular size; I couldn’t even get them on to take pictures!
Fashion and Beauty Writer Rosa also tried on the brand’s jeans for size. Here’s her verdict:
I found the sizing to be extremely small, and very inconsistent. The general pattern is that baggier/more roomy styles seemed to fit fine in the size above my usual (for example, their Culotte style jeans pictured below). However, as a 5ft9 girl, they were extremely short and ankle swinger-esque.
I also tried on the Mom style in my usual size but I couldn’t get these past my thighs. Even the size above were extremely tight and uncomfortable around the waist and thighs. Plus, they were even shorter than the Culotte style, so definitely a no from me.
Next up, were the Straight style jeans (below). Same kind of situation in that my usual size didn’t fit so I had to size up. They were still snug around the thighs which was a shame as they were quite a nice length (finally!).
My overall advice? Size up at least one size, maybe two if you are curvier. Also, if you’re taller than around 5ft6, you may find the styles to be too short.
What is size M in Mango?
Size M is measured as 36.22in on the bust, 28.35in on the waist and 39.37in on the hips.
You can see the exact measurements of all the sizes on Mango’s size guide, as well as a guide for how to measure yourself.
Zara vs Mango sizes
Zara has often been called out for its sizes running small. Compared to Zara, Mango definitely fits better in my personal opinion, but they’re pretty similar.
I know it’s not ideal, but as I’ve said before I really recommend trying before you buy to avoid this being an issue.
What size do Mango models wear?
Mango doesn’t state what sizes their models wear, so any suggestions would be guess work.
While it could be assumed they’re wearing size small, items are often clipped to look as good as possible so judging a product on the way it fits a model isn’t really a reliable way of gauging size.
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Mango size guide
You can see Mango’s detailed size guide on the brand’s website.
Here the brand goes through every item they sell, from shoes to clothes like jumpsuits, coats and dresses, and offers detailed measurements to help shopping from the brand be easier.
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