Does Sezane’s Sizing Run Small? Everything You Need To Know

Get the right fit the first time.

Last Updated on August 21, 2023

About to buy something from Sezane and wondering whether their sizing runs small, big or true to size? I’m here to help. Sezane is your go-to place for Parisian style, but this brand is more than just dressing like a chic French girl. They’re a slow fashion brand that offer refined and timeless pieces perfect for your capsule wardrobe. The female-founded company even has a recycling program to reduce waste and has multiple philanthropic projects. Sezane donates 10% of its UK sales and 100% of the proceeds to Young Women’s Trust, a feminist organisation raising money for young women without income.

There’s a lot about Sezane I admire, and I can go on and on about—from their classic French designs to their women-led initiatives and eco-friendly programs. But we’re here to talk about their sizing. French and UK sizes are quite different, so it can get a little confusing if you’re shopping at Sezane for the first time. Also, when you picture French fashion, you first think of slender petite women, which can make anyone wary about their sizes running small.

Whether you’re curious about this French brand or have been a fan for a long time but have a hard time getting your size, we’re here to help you out. Here’s everything you need to know about Sezane’s sizing.

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Sezane Milka dress

Does Sezane’s sizing come up small?

According to online reviews, certain items run large or small. Depending on the item, some cuts can look baggy, so reading their size guide is important. I personally find their sweaters to be really oversized, so depending on the desired fit, I recommend going down a size.

Many people have reported that their blouses can be a little loose too, but if you have wider shoulders or a bigger bust size, some of their small sizes would feel too tight. A French size of 34 (considered small) is a size 6 in the UK, while their medium size is between a French size of 38/40, which is a 10/12 in the UK.

In my personal experience, trousers tend to be pretty true to size but can be a little tight if you’re between sizes. Sezane advises that if you’re in between sizes, you should size up depending on your measurements. The brand’s dresses are typically true to size but they tend to run on the longer side.

What size do Sezane models wear?

The French brand doesn’t disclose the size their models are wearing, but they specify the length of some of their pieces which will give you an idea of what size to choose.

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Do Sezane coats run big or small?

Their coats, jumpers, and jackets run big so it’s advised to size down from your normal size, but if you’re into the oversized look, go with your normal size. And when it comes to coats, it’s good if they run big. Once fall and winter roll around, it’s all about layers and you need a little more room when you wear it over a jumper or cardigan.

Is Sezane sustainable?

They are a slow fashion brand that produce at least four collections per year. On their Sustainable Commitment page, their eco-friendly initiatives are quite impressive! All of their locations are powered by renewable energy and their shipping boxes are now made from recycled materials. They’ve also incorproated organic cotton, ECOVERO™ LENZING™, and sustainable materials into their dress collection. Their commitment to creating sustainable clothing got them B Corp certified!

MICKY JUMPER in Pastel Yellow

Sezane size guide UK

Their size guide is located in the description of each item under “SIZE – SIZE GUIDE.” There, you’ll find their size chart along with a helpful guide on taking measurements of your body.

The chart features the conversion for sizes 36/36 French. You can see it below:

Sezane size chart