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Is & Other Stories True to Size? Everything You Need To Know

Should you size up?

Last Updated on October 23, 2023

Curious to know if & Other Stories is true to size? Look no further, as I’m sharing everything you need to know – right here. If you’re on the hunt to find something stylish to wear this season, I can’t recommend this brand enough – but you might find being hesitant to make a splurge because you’re worried about sizing. It’s always difficult to get the right size when shopping online, but once you’ve nailed it, you can usually shop the same size from that point on in the knowledge that it will fit you.

In a perfect world, every high-street brand would have standardised sizing. Unfortunately we’re not there yet. Many stores have inconsistent sizing, and I found & Other Stories’ sizes varies according to the atelier. Each atelier is independent, so its sizing can vary from collection to collection, so it might be the case that you try something on and find out it’s too big or too small. Here’s a friendly shopping reminder: size numbers don’t matter. Find what fits.

If you can afford to buy everything twice, it’s always a good idea to buy two different sizes, either sizing up or down. If you’re shopping IRL, you have the luxury of being able to try before you buy – something I strongly recommend. In the meantime, keep scrolling for what you need to know about & Other Stories’ sizing, or want to check out their best summer dresses in case you need one.

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Does & Other Stories’ sizing come up small?

In my personal experience, & Other Stories is true to size. I’ve got plenty of pieces from the brand in my wardrobe including dresses, jeans, jumpsuits and jumpers, all of which I bought in my regular size (UK size 10). I went into the store recently to check their sizes and this is what I found.


daisy jordan wearing & other stories dress

Firstly, I tried on this amazing Sindiso Khumalo dress from the brand in a size 36, which translates to a UK size 10. I found it to be the perfect fit! I also have a jumper dress and shirt dress from the brand in this size and they both fit like a glove.


daisy jordan wearing an & other stories jumper

Next, I tried on this cute pink sweater in a size M. This fit me really well. If you have big boobs, I’d recommend sizing up though!


daisy jordan wearing & other stories jeans

I tried on a pair of Stories jeans in a size 28, which is my regular size and fits me as a size 10 really well. I have quite a small waist compared to my thighs, so I find jeans really tricky but I was happy with how these fit. I have another pair at home in the same size that do feel quite tight on the thighs, but I think it depends on your figure and the style of the jeans.


I tried on another top from the brand that was on the snug side, this time in a size S. This is obviously meant to be tight-fitting, so I’d happily have bought this size too but could have afforded to get a size M.


After trying on a few things in & Other Stories, I can confidently say that the brand runs true to size. The fit of each item will depend on your shape and the style of clothes you like to wear. If you regularly wear oversized fits, you can afford to go a size up. I’d also recommend going up a size if you have big boobs.

Do & Other Stories’ coats run big or small?

& Other Stories’ coats generally run true to size. However, I recommend going one size up in outerwear. It’s common to wear coats with other layers like chunky knitwear, so it’s good to have a little room under your coat.

Do & Other Stories’ jeans run big or small?

Generally speaking, their jeans come up true to size, but you can always refer to their size guide found on every item on the website. If you are still confused with the sizing of their jeans, you can also check out the description, which includes details such as the type of pants, the silhouette, or whether they have stretch or none.

What size do & Other Stories models wear?

There’s no information about the sizes models wear, but it’s common practise for stylists to pin items to look well-fitting in photos. That’s why it’s not always helpful to look at the sizes the models wear, but rather look at specific measurements of the products as well as your own.

& Other Stories size guide

Every item on the brand’s website has a complete list of sizes, including the conversations. In addition to this,  & Other Stories also provided exact body measurements for each size, from extra small to large. This includes the chest, waist, hip, and inseam. Check out the detailed size guide for & Other Stories.

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