Is Zara True to Size?

Do their pieces run small, big, or just right?
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As well as figuring out its confusing returns system, one other thing that’s puzzling about shopping at Zara is its sizing.

Is Zara true to size, or do the pieces run smaller than expected? 

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Of course, being able to try out the products in person before purchasing them answers these questions easily – but what about those of us who still choose to shop online despite lockdowns being lifted? 

As a huge Zara fan, I’ve become a dab hand at working out which size to get. Here’s what you need to know.

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Is Zara’s sizing accurate?

It depends! If you’re asking if they give a specific measurement for a certain product size, then yes. But if you’re asking if all of the same size labels on their products actually have the same measurements, then no.

In a TikTok that went viral this year, a fan of the brand revealed what the labels on Zara tags mean.

The creator that made the TikTok claimed that the circle means the piece runs large, the square means it’s true to size, and the triangle means the piece runs smaller.

However, a stylist told OK Magazine that these labels actually stand for the different lines under the Zara brand: Zara basic, Zara Woman, and Zara TRF. Circle is for Woman, square is for Basic, and triangle is for TRF.

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How do I know my size in Zara?

Zara’s sizing is known to run smaller than most, so it’s recommended to size up to get the best fit. If you can though, I’d recommend buying the product in two sizes when shopping online so you don’t miss out.

In my experience, I’ve bought the wrong size and found the size I need has then sold out by the time I go to re-purchase it.

There is another way to make sure you get the most accurate fit, however. If you’re shopping online, simply click the ‘Size Guide’ label under the sizes of the product you’re checking out and choose a size. It will show you the measurements of the body used as a guide for the garment.

You’ll need to measure your body if you’re following this method, but if you can spare the time, it will save you time and money in the long run.