Is American Eagle's size chart accurate?

nooch

Judge Roughneck
Apr 25, 2008
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I'm losing a lot (140ish pounds) of weight and I'm not looking to buy too many things from each size as I shrink so for jeans, I'm looking at the old navy/gap/american eagle price range. I've never been able to shop at american eagle before so I have no idea how they fit. Looking at the size chart, their size 18 appears to be comparable to a gap size 18, which is what I am looking for.

Is their size chart generally accurate? I've already gotten rid of sizes 26, 24, 22, and now I am getting rid of my 20s so these aren't going to be permanent jeans. But I do want to look cute on the way down!

Also, if the size chart is not accurate - is it too big or too small? I don't want to pay shipping on something just to try it on and they only carry up to size 14 in the stores.

Thanks!
 
Aug 29, 2008
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I'm on the short and boobless end of the AE charts, but I do find them true to the charts. However, I find the same Gap sizes to be larger for tops and more comparable for bottoms. HTH somewhat. They have free shipping over $100 right now, you might want to try a few different cuts anyway?

Btw, you are doing AWESOME!!
 

nooch

Judge Roughneck
Apr 25, 2008
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Hmm, interesting, thanks! Sometimes size charts are perfect and sometimes they just appear to be a set of random and unrelated numbers.

I think I will be ordering an 18 and a 16 (I try to always have one size down to track my progress).
 

Designer_Love

Coach & LV Addict
Apr 16, 2009
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well if you are a size 18 you are my size, congrats on your weight loss. I too lost from a 26 down to a 18 and right now I'm trying to either maintain the 18 or lose more. Anyway I shop at ae all the time never bought jeans there though, thought about it but never can seem to find them in the store and I want to try them on before I buy to make sure they do ok. If the 18 works for you let me know. Also if you wear a xl in tops...Hollister's v necks and even some rounded necks in large stretch out to fit a xlarge, and so do A&F if you are interested in those stores as well. I know when i lost all my weight first places i ran too was hollister and a&f since i had never gotten to wear anything from there and had always wanted to. Anyway old navys 18 fits me wonderfully, but it depends on the cut too, I buy the diva and it fits me perfectly, also the mini skirts fit well there on me too if you are interested in those, same with cords.
 
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