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Does Princess Polly Run Small? (Honest Sizing Review)

While most of their dresses and tops are true to size, some of their bottoms such as jeans and shorts tend to run a bit small.

Princess Polly clothing is famous for its unique style and design. The brand offers a wide range of clothing items that are perfect for any occasion. They mostly cater to a young audience, primarily targeting the 18-34 year old demographic.

But one area where the brand may want to focus a bit more is its sizing system.

In this article, I will be going over a few sizing issues at Princess Polly, and I will try to help you find the perfect fit when ordering from their website.

How Does Princess Polly Fit?

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The pants at Princess Polly run small, while most other product categories are true to size.

Being a stylist, I’ve bought tons of Princess Polly clothes over the years for my personal clients. And this experience has helped me develop a handy rule of thumb.

See, no matter what kind of jeans or shorts I bought from the brand, they all ended up running one size small. On the other hand, other clothes from them such as tops and dresses fit like a glove.

I don’t know the reason behind it, but I hope they find a remedy to this problem in the future.

Until then, the best thing for you to do would be to just go one size up when buying any sort of bottoms from Princess Polly, and true to size otherwise.

And if you’re in between sizes, I recommend sizing up.

What size should you get at Princess Polly?

When buying dresses or tops, get your regular size. When buying jeans or shorts, go one size up.

Princess Polly carries sizes XXS to 6XL. For reference, their size XS is equivalent to a women’s size 6, while the size XL is equivalent to a women’s size 16. If you’re not sure which size to get, I recommend taking your measurements and comparing them to their size chart.

Not sure what size to get in shoes? They carry sizes 5 to 10 in women’s US sizing. Their size 5 is equivalent to a women’s size 3, while their size 10 is equivalent to a women’s size 8.

Keep in mind that their footwear tends to run slightly small, so I recommend ordering a half size up from your usual size.

Which Princess Polly Items Run Small?

Princess Polly ClothingSizing
TopsTrue to size.
DressesTrue to size.
ShoesRun large.
Pants and ShortsRun small.

Tops

For most body types, Princess Polly tops run true to size. This is great because they tend to offer a wide variety of sizes, so you can easily find something that fits your individual body.

This is especially true for the crop tops and other tight-fitting items, as those are the items that can be screwed pretty easily in terms of sizing. Princess Polly, thankfully, does not fall in this trap.

Dresses

It really depends on the specific style of dress that you’re looking at, but in most cases, you will find that a Princess Polly dress is going to fit you true to size. 

Others, like the shift dresses, run a bit large and are meant to be more relaxed. But that is just their nature. Bodycon dresses and skater dresses run true to size.

Shoes

I have found that they tend to run large, so I would recommend ordering a size down from your normal shoe size.

Princess Polly footwear is great for everyday wear and can be worn with just about anything. And the cherry on the cake is that they are quite affordable.

Pants and Shorts

Princess Polly’s lowers are a bit of a disappointment, not in quality, but in sizing. They fit quite tight if you go true to size, and therefore I would recommend sizing up.

Overall, their shorts are super cute and I would definitely recommend them! Just make sure to size up if you are on the fence! 🙂

Princess Polly Size Chart For Women

All measurements are in inches.

SIZEUSBUST (IN)WAIST (IN)HIP (IN)
XXS0312434
XS2322535
S4342737
M6362939
L8383141
XL10403343
XXL124235.545
3XL1445.538.548.5
4XL16484151
5XL1850.543.553.5
6XL2052.545.555.5

Does Princess Polly make plus-size clothing?

Yes, Princess Polly does make plus-size clothing. Their sizing goes up to XXL in women’s clothing, which is considered to be plus-size.

And I like how they, unlike other brands, refuse to limit plus size to just XXL. They cater to a much larger demographic of curvy women, perhaps much larger than any other mainstream brand.

They have a wide variety of plus-size clothing, ranging from tops and dresses to bottoms and swimwear. So if you’re looking for stylish and fashionable plus-size clothing, Princess Polly is a great option!

Final Remarks

As we come to the end of our discussion on whether Princess Polly runs small, I wanted to provide some final thoughts.

Overall, it seems that the brand does tend to run on the smaller side. This is likely due to the fact that their clothing is designed with a more slim-fit silhouette in mind.

But this is not the case with their dresses and tops, as they are mostly true to size, at least in my experience.