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Does Urban Outfitters Run Small? Here’s What You Need To Know About Their Sizes

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Last Updated on December 16, 2022

Urban Outfitters is your go-to place if you’re looking for that ‘too-cool-to-care’ aesthetic – but how do their sizes fare?

If you find yourself buying one of their Y2K-inspired jeans, tops or cargos, it’s a good idea to do your research before you shop online.

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Many people (myself included) buy an item in two sizes, but this isn’t just expensive, it’s also time-consuming as I always need to return one of them.

entrance to an urban outfitters clothing store

Before you buy anything from them online, like a top or coat, always read the reviews first. You’ll find great insights there about their sizing and quality.

You’ll be able to find out whether you need to size down or what the garment looks like in real life – and that’s exactly what I did when trying to find answers about Urban Outfitters’ sizes.

Here’s everything you need to know.

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Does Urban Outfitters’ sizing come up small?

Urban Outfitters’ sizes are all over the place. People love their campus-ready vibe, but many pieces run too small or large.

In this Reddit thread, a user mentioned that the size would depend on the material and cut of the garment. Their dresses are relatively true to size but can come up short for taller women.

When it comes to their tops, they run small and can feel tight for anyone with a big bust. Many users recommend sizing up twice for length unless you like that crop top look.

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woman wearing oversized blazer from Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters

A former employee of UO shared on Reddit that the sizing of their jeans, especially their BDGs, are drastically different depending on the style you buy.

Your usual size can run bigger in their high-waisted options and smaller in a low-rise. It seems consistent sizes are rare when it comes to their jeans collection.

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What size do Urban Outfitters models wear?

UO discloses the size of the model’s clothes and their height in the product descriptions.

Since many people seem to have more of a length issue with some of their dresses and tops, the model’s height can guide you on what size you should get.

While it can be a good way to understand the fit of an item, it’s worth noting that the clothing is often pinned to look its best.

A more accurate way to ensure you’re buying the right fit is to measure yourself against the brand’s sizing.

Do Urban Outfitters jackets run big or small?

UO’s jackets and blazers run large. If you like the oversized look, I recommend sizing up since the discrepancy is not that extreme.

The slightly oversized fit felt quite cosy for users who bought their usual sizes. The baggier look is also ideal if you wear layers.

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What size is S in Urban Outfitters?

You can be a size small in one store, and a medium in another.

Here’s a simple size conversion for UO to make it clearer.

  • XXS – 4 UK
  • XS – 6 UK
  • S – 8/10 UK
  • M – 12/14 UK
  • L – 16 UK
  • XL – 18 UK

Urban Outfitters size guide

The easiest way to ensure you get the right size is to check the UO size guide.

Here, you’ll find sizing details and measurements for specific items, including dresses, bottoms and lingerie.

It might be a little more effort to measure yourself, but it’ll be worth it in the end.

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