Online shopping should make buying clothes so much easier, but with the discrepancy of sizing between brands only getting bigger and bigger, it couldn’t be further from the case.
Bershka has few stores in the UK, meaning online shopping from the brand is one of your best options. As well as having their own online store, they’re also stocked on ASOS.
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If you’ve been stuck window shopping at Bershka and want to make the jump to invest in one of their pieces, you’re probably wondering if they’re true to size.
Bershka belongs to the Spanish Inditex Group, which also owns Zara. Unless you’ve never shopped there before, chances are you’ll already know how much Zara has been criticised for its confusing sizes.
Retailers are often guilty of being inconsistent when it comes to their sizing. It’s rare that brands are actually true to size, making it confusing for customers and meaning online shopping is harder than it should be.
It’s no secret that the fashion industry has a size diversity problem, but a few brands are actually doing something about it so we don’t necessarily have to go through the hassle of buying multiple sizes just to ensure that something fits.
But how does a brand like Bershka measure up? Are their sizes similar to their sister brand Zara and run small, or do some of their pieces run a little too big? We’re answering your questions, below.
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Does Bershka run small?
The unfortunate answer is yes. Many people are calling out the Spanish brand for its small sizing. In this Reddit thread, I found several people sharing their experiences of having to buy two sizes up when shopping at the Inditex brand.
Even their ‘oversized’ items are not necessarily oversized in fit, so it’s still worth sizing up in them too.
Their tops and blouses are comfortable, but they don’t really offer a wide range of sizes. Even their dresses come up short, so if you’re a petite girl like me, you might need to consider buying from their regular range.
It’s not the most convenient option, but perhaps the foolproof option is to buy two different sizes to ensure you don’t miss out on an item.
Buying their jeans and trousers is also no different. They’re said to run extremely small. It’s still worth shopping from their denim range though, as it’s great quality for such an affordable price.
What size do Bershka models wear?
Like many brands, Bershka doesn’t disclose the sizes the models are wearing.
Even if we did, it’s worth noting that when shooting e-commerce, the stylists pin and clip the products to look their best anyway.
Do Bershka coats run big or small?
They run very small. This sounds drastic, but you might need to order up to two sizes larger than usual.
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Bershka size guide
You can find a detailed size guide for each of their pieces when you click Size Help under their size options. To help you out, here is a conversion of their sizes into UK sizes.
- XS – UK 4/6
- S – UK 6/8
- M – UK 8/10
- L – UK 10/12
- XL – UK 12/14