Chances are you’ve found yourself here because you’re shopping online at Arket and want to know whether to size up, down, or your usual size.
Am I right? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
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I’m a big fan of Arket. They have fantastic every day basics, and their quality is on par with more expensive designer options.
Inspired by the Nordic modernist movement, functionality and durability are the foundations of the brand’s design ethos.
Arket builds on the concept of “functional beauty” and the mission to improve people’s lives through well-designed clothes that will last.
With their admirable promise to sustainability, how do they fare when it comes to sizing?
It’s much easier to gauge sizes in-store because you can try them before buying. Buying clothes online can be a challenge, especially if you’re not sure about the accuracy of their sizes.
If in doubt, order two sizes. Sure, it’s an expensive idea, but it’s better than being stuck with the wrong size and the hassle of returns.
If you’d rather avoid doing so, you can follow our advice. Keep scrolling for what you need to know about Arket’s sizing.
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Does Arket’s sizing come up small?
The brand typically fits true to size, but some items can feel too oversized on someone petite. Expect a lot of loose and breezy fits.
Their generous sizing is great if you love the oversized look, but you could consider going down a size if you want a more tailored and fitted look.
Arket’s trousers drape beautifully on both tall and petite ladies, but some reviewers have mentioned that they have had to make slight adjustments to the hem.
Shoppers also recommend that you consider a size down for shirts and outerwear if you’re in between sizes.
For jeans, there’s a possibility you might need to go a size up.
Their dress collection is deliberately oversized, so the sizing will depend on how comfortable you feel wearing oversized pieces for your personal style.
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What size do Arket models wear?
Like many retail brands, Arket don’t disclose the sizes the models are wearing. We can assume they are small, but with the brand’s loose fits, it can be anyone’s guess.
You must refer to specific product pages for exact measurements of the pieces you want to buy.
Do Arket coats run big or small?
The coats are relatively true to size. If you’re petite, you have to remember that the Scandinavian brand’s jackets and coats are designed to fit looser.
Coats and blazers can sit far too long on shorter frames and might need a few alterations. So if you’re happy to tailor the sleeves and length, go ahead.
If you don’t want to spend money on alterations, you can go a size down.
Arket size guide
You can find a detailed size guide for Arket here.
Many pieces are designed uniquely. We recommend you also refer to the specific product lengths and measurements listed in the description.
Check out some of our favourite pieces from the brand’s newest arrivals:
Ballon-Sleeve Dress, £59 – buy now
Alpaca Blend Jumper, £79 – buy now
Brushed Wool Blend Blazer, £159 – buy now
Cowboy Leather Boots, £199 – buy now
Rigid Leather Crossbody Bag, £169 – buy now