Next – sizing for Tall/Regular/Petite AND Plus Fit Women


Next Size Range – Tall (5’10″+), Regular (5’4″+), Petite (5’3″), Plus Fit (UK16 – UK26)


Next Hooded Wadded jacket £50 available in a range of sizes and fits up to UK26

Hooded Wadded Jacket – £50 – Available in Navy/Black in a range of sizes and fits (Tall/Petite/Regular & Plus Fit)

This week I would like to draw your attention to the range of sizes and fits available at NEXT.  Next offer a considerable range of clothes from a size UK6 – UK26 (Regular Fit), Tall (UK8T – UK18T),  and Petite (UK6 – UK18).

By way of an example I wish to demonstrate this considerable sizing range and fit with this hooded rain jacket.  I am seen here in the photo wearing a hooded wadded jacket in a UK18 Regular Fit.  This jacket is also available up to a Plus Fit UK26 and also in Tall (up to size UK18T), Petite (from size UK6 – UK18) and Regular (available from size UK6 – UK26).  For all sizes and fits this jacket is £50.


To buy the jacket click HERE

(Regular/Tall/Petite and Plus Fit)


To view ALL Clothing in the Tall Range (up to size UK18T) click HERE


To view ALL Clothing in the Petite Range (up to size UK18) click HERE


To view ALL Clothing in the Plus Fit Range (up to size UK26) click HERE


This jacket is available in both Black and Navy.  It is a standard hooded rain coat.  There are fleece lined pockets and also 2 zipper fastened pockets for added security to keep things safe (ideal if you are on the go all day and are not carrying a hand bag).  Other commentators on the Next Website refer to the fit as being neat and the arm width also being tight.  I totally agree with these comments.  Although I am wearing the Regular Fit UK18 and the fit is comfortable there is very little wriggle room left, especially if I wanted to wear this coat with a thicker jumper underneath.  For that reason I intend moving up to the size UK20 Regular Fit.

I don’t think I need to move to the Tall Fit.  I am 5’9″ tall and the coat is long enough on me and very suitable for wearing when driving.  In terms of length I find the Regular Length Fit just right for me.  The coat is wadded so is very warm.  At the time this photo was taken I was definitely very warm wearing this with a fine knit jumper.  The only problem is that in this size there is little room for any further layers to be worn underneath.  For this reason I am moving up to a size UK20.  I do not worry about the numbers attached to a size.  Always wear what fits you and ignore the number size.  Sizes can and do vary even within the same retailer and here is a classic example where the wadding makes the overall fit that bit tighter.  I shop quite a lot from Next and the UK18 size ordinarily is a perfect fit on me.  The fact that I now need to move up a size is my own personal choice for comfort and versatility in what I choose to wear underneath the coat.  You will always look slimmer in a garment that fits you correctly rather than wearing a size just because that size ordinarily fits.

My overall assessment of this jacket is that it is very good value for money and a must have for The School Run and/or Weekend Sports Spectating.


To hear what I have to say about this jacket and to see a demonstration of the features of the jacket view this short video

Until next Thursday. Diane xxx

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