Does New Look Run Small? Everything You Need to Know About Their Sizing

Find the right fit.

Last Updated on November 30, 2022

About to buy something from New Look but don’t know which size to get? Here, I’m sharing what I know about the brand’s sizing.

It’s rare for me to go shopping IRL these days. I’d started online shopping much more a few years ago, but since the pandemic, it’s really rare for me to go to the shops intentionally.

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The only problem with spending online is that you have to spend money for the pleasure of trying something on. If it doesn’t fit, you then have to wait for a refund to come through and spend even more getting the right size.

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New Look

New Look has so many pieces I love right now. In fact, they have so many pieces full stop.

Search ‘dresses’ and you’ll see over a thousand options, including those with cute Sleeper-inspired puff sleeves, chic necklines, and vibrant prints. Put simply, there’s a lot to choose from which makes it all the more tempting to shop there.

But even with their cute styles and low price points, the fit is what truly matters. Do you need to size up or down?

You could buy the same item in different sizes, an expensive thought but often one I find necessary to make sure I get what I’m looking for.

To avoid you having to do that, I’ve done my research on New Look’s sizing to find some answers to help you.

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Does New Look sizing come up small?

According to the Student Room forum, the brand typically fits true to size. Some say that a few fits run a little big or small, but most of the time, it’s quite true to fit, especially their basic tops.

Jeans and dresses have a different story. Some people have said they run small, but nothing too extreme. You can go one size up to find the right fit.

For trousers, some are big on the waist. You would need to size down so you can avoid a baggy look.

What size do New Look models wear?

New Look discloses the size each of their models under the ‘. If you read their ‘Product Details & Care Guide’ on each product listed online.

This might be helpful in understanding how well a certain piece will fit. However take this with a pinch of salt; it’s well-known that stylists pin products to ensure they look as well-fitting and flattering as possible.

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New Look

Do New Look coats run big or small?

Their coats are hit or miss, and there are a few complaints about the inconsistency of sizes. Some are true to size, and others are a little baggy.

Other outerwear like jackets and jumpers can come up short, so you might need to size up.

If you look at their size guides, they have different sizes for petite and plus-size women. When in doubt, buy the same item in different sizes or go to their store and actually try on their clothes.

New Look size guide

You can find a detailed size guide for New Look here. It includes FAQs about their size options, a quick guide on how to measure your body to find the size you need and a nifty ‘Fit Finder’ feature.

This gives you size recommendations based on your measurements. You can read more about it in their Help Centre.