Does Boohoo Run Small? (Read Before You Shop!)

Boohoo products can run very small. Their sizing is all over the place, and in most cases, it is necessary to size up in order to get the best fit.

Boohoo has seen a meteoric rise in the past few years. From being a niche entity, it has become a major player in today’s fast-fashion world, across most of the western fashion markets.

But their sizing decisions sometimes make me roll my eyes. Therefore, I decided to write this article in order to explain to MOC readers what the sizing system at Boohoo is, and how they can find their true size.

How do Boohoo Clothes Fit?


Boohoo products can vary drastically across sizes. While most of their clothing tends to fit tight, their men’s collection is true to size.

To be honest, Boohoo’s sizing is pretty ridiculous.

My girlfriend ordered three jeans of the same size but they all ended up fitting her differently (despite the product dimensions being the same). Therefore it is very important to pay close attention to the sizing guide on their website because each product is slightly different.

The lack of quality control is sometimes quite irritating, but there is no doubt in the fact that Boohoo is perhaps the only retailer that can provide designer-level clothing at fast fashion rates.

So, what size should you go for?

Here’s what I recommend. Take a look at the official size chart on the Boohoo website, and compare your body measurements with it. In order to get the perfect fit, you need to go for a size larger than what the chart recommends.

And given the fact that their clothes have a tendency to shrink after a few washes, it becomes necessary to size up if you want any sort of longevity in your clothing. And even if you are in-between sizes, I would recommend that you go one size up.

But as I said, it depends on product to product. In the next section, you will find sizing information about specific products.

Quick Tip 👉 Sometimes the Boohoo website shows discounts on products only after going through the clearance section and not if you directly go to the product page. Thus, make sure that you always check for your product in the sale section on the Boohoo website.

Which Boohoo Items Run Small?

Boohoo ClothingSizing
ShoesHalf-size small.
BoohoomanTrue to size.
JeansRun small. Size up.
Tops and ShirtsRun small.


Boohoo shoes run about half a size small. Therefore, if you are in-between sizes, you can size up but it’s not really necessary.

Boohoo is known for its trendy footwear collection and especially its boots, which are just drop-dead gorgeous.

And among all the boohoo shoes I ordered, I noticed that most of them run about half a size small from my Nikes. But the difference isn’t that noticeable, so sizing up is definitely up to you (no pun intended).


Boohoo has its own separate men’s collection called Boohooman. While individual items may of course vary, most items at Boohooman run true to size.

The jeans in particular are maybe half a size smaller than something like Levis, but the rest of the clothing is pretty much true to size.

However, the collection, and the storefront in general, is extremely value for money. Some of the tops on their website are selling for as low as $5! You can check those out by clicking on the link below.


Boohoo jeans run small. Their sizing is in fact all over the place, so you are better off buying your jeans one size up.

The sizing system at Boohoo is so ridiculous that people who have ordered three different jeans of the same size have ended up getting vastly different fits and waistlines.

Therefore, I would recommend you to order both your jeans both one size up and one size down, and just keep the product that fits you. The returns at Boohoo are pretty simple, so it’s not that much of a hassle.


The tops at boohoo – the t-shirts, shirts, hoodies, crop tops, and practically everything else run about one size small.

I have ordered various different topwear items off of Boohoo, and all of them have been a bit small in my actual size.

Just by going up one size, you are going to end up with a perfect top that is neither too small nor too big.

Boohoo Size Chart For Men

All measurements are in inches.





Boohoo Size Chart For Women

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Does Boohoo Make Plus-Size Clothing?

Boohoo makes plus-size clothing that goes up to a size 26 in jeans and a size 3XL in tops.

Unlike most fast fashion retailers online (I am looking at you Fashion Nova), the plus-size collection at Boohoo actually fits true to size for most individuals.

Their collection is also pretty vast when compared to their contemporaries. That makes Boohoo one of the prime destinations for plus-sized individuals to shop.

There are of course easy returns if something doesn’t fit you, so there is no need to worry about that aspect of the experience.

Final Remarks

Boohoo has seen a meteoric rise in the past few years on the back of its affordable prices and trendy clothing. I hope this guide helped you in understanding their system. You can shop for your favorite piece on their website.

Here’s a quick recap before I sign off.

Does Boohoo run small? Boohoo clothing in general runs a bit small, but it all depends on the product. You need to pay close attention to the product dimensions in order to figure out if you need to size up, size down, or stay true to size.