Those of you who read DelectablyChic! would know about Massimo Dutti’s first North American store, which opened at the Toronto Eaton Centre last week. As I noted on the post, sizing is just a tad bit…generous, with the smallest size being a 4 (a bit smaller than a Zara 4, but bigger than its 2). I tried on a couple of pieces at my visit, including a red print dress. This is what the dress looked like on me:
This is what the dress is SUPPOSED to look like if everything fit properly:
As a shorter and smaller-framed person, the dress shouldn’t have been THAT much bigger. Alterations would involve more than just a little bit of a nip-tuck. In fact, I think the dress is at least half a size too big. If the dress had a smaller size, it would fit as above, with, of course, a longer length. What bugs me about this is that Massimo Dutti is a European brand. I have never really had trouble with European sizing because they tend to be more fitted. Why doesn’t Massimo Dutti offer a size 2 like its sister store, Zara? Or does it have a 2, but it isn’t offered in English speaking countries as they assume we’re all bigger? I was excited about the store’s opening, but if all I can wear are sweaters that look fine a little lose, then I’m not so sure.
Second image via the Massimo Dutti website