Fashion Nova is an American fashion brand that manufactures jeans, shoes, and dresses for men, women, and kids. The brand also carries a separate clothing range for curvy women.

Due to its funky and trendy designs, the brand has garnered a huge fan following all over the USA.

It was the fourth most searched brand in 2017 after the uber-popular luxury brands Dior and Chanel.

In the consecutive year, it even defeated its own search ranking and became the most searched fashion brand of the year.

With more than 20 million followers on Instagram and over 2.5 million on Facebook, the brand enjoys enormous popularity on Social Media.

In addition to being an iconic fashion brand for laymen, several renowned celebrated have also been seen wearing the brand’s clothes, like the Kardashian clan and more.

Some celebrities have even teamed up with the brand to launch special signature collections. No wonder the brand is so famous!

However, being famous doesn’t always mean that something is fault-free. There have been numerous reports by the customers that the brand has a sizing issue.

In this review, I will take a detailed and honest look at all the collections offered by the brand to discover if these rumors hold any authenticity.

Let’s find out.

Brand Overview

Before I move on to the sizing details, let me give you a brief overview of the brand. Fashion Nova was the idea of Richard Saghian.

Before building this brand, he used to work in the same industry for his father’s boutique. That’s what inspired him to come up with his own label for women that specializes in sensual clubbing attire at affordable prices.

After opening its first physical store in 2006, the brand became an instant hit due to its unique and suggestive designs at affordable rates.

Women couldn’t get enough of it as the brand made them feel like celebrities without putting a toll on their pockets. Soon after, the brand expanded to 4 more locations across California.

However, not all that glitters is gold. The main reason for the brand’s cheap price tags is that most of its designs are replicas of the original on-trend designs.

As soon as a new trend hits the market through a celebrity or a fashion show, the brand quickly catches up and starts selling its imitation at a much lower price.

This makes me wonder if all the celebrities it boosts wearing its designs are actually wearing them or if the brand just uses those pictures to sell its copied designs.

Secondly, to meet the high demand, the brand constantly updates its inventory. This puts a huge question mark on the brand’s ethical values and sustainability practices.

If you haven’t yet figured it out, this means that Fashion Nova is a fast fashion brand and is highly detrimental to the environment.

Now let’s move on to the main issue, i.e., sizing.

Does Fashion Nova fit True to Size?

The sizing of the brand is very inconsistent. According to multiple customer reviews and surveys, I found out that most of the brand’s products run smaller for their sizes.

The brand sells a lot of clubbing outfits and casual clothing, in addition to dresses and sexy shorts and tops. However, almost all of them have the same problem of being too tight and not true to size.

Although the sizes of all products are already mentioned under every item, they do not match the actual measurements.

The most annoying thing is that even the size inconsistency doesn’t have any consistency. So, if a particular dress fits you one size bigger, for others, you might have to go 2 sizes above.

To top itoff, the customer service is also very unreliable and not helpful at all. So, once you have bought from the brand, you can’t do much about it.

Is Fashion Nova Curve True to Size?

As I mentioned above, the brand has a dedicated clothing line for plus-sized women named curve.

As much as it’s appreciable that the brand believes in inclusivity, the sizing issue is prevalent in this collection as well, even more so than others.

Fashion Nova is probably the only brand offering the most extensive collection of clothing items for curvy ladies, but none of them are true to size.

I have noticed that the curvy clothes by the brand only fit ladies with a specific kind of body. In addition to having a completely flat tummy, you should have a voluptuous body with relatively skinner arms, kind of like the hourglass shape.

If your body doesn’t fit the criteria mentioned above, which is the case with 90% curvy ladies, you would have trouble hiding your bulging tummy.

The tight sleeves would also be a huge hassle.

Even if you go several sizes higher, these issues will still prevail.

Is Fashion Nova Jeans True to Size?

Like its other collections, the brand offers a wide variety of jeans. Sadly, the sizing issue is even worse in this category.

No matter what kind of jeans you are considering purchasing, you will have to pick bigger sizes, or they won’t fit you.

Lately, several social media influencers have been spotted exposing how the brand’s sizing is completely off. Even the identical product from the same collection has a size difference.

So, if you are planning to buy anything from the brand online, please save your money.

Is fashion Nova Shoes True to Size?

The brand is quite celebrated for its trendy collection of shoes. It sells both casual and fancy footwear, including heels that are very popular among users.

However, one common attribute present in every shoe collection is that they are also not true to size. Though the size difference isn’t as big as its clothes, it’s there.

Your shoes are something you must always feel comfortable in. But, if they are a bit smaller, they’ll bother you and might even hurt your feet.

Most Fashion Nova shoes run a half to one size small. Although the quality of the shoes is pretty good for the price, what’s the point if you can’t even put them on.


So, it’s true that the brand has a significant sizing issue. None of the products from Fashion Nova are true to size. Plus, considering that it is a fast-fashion company, I would never suggest you buy from them.



Kristen Cavanaugh is a fashion author and blogger; she has been preparing fashion articles for different magazines over the years and apart from writing about contemporary fashion, Kristen also runs a clothing store that offers massive discounts on Name brands. She does agree that there is a big problem with how people dress, as people simply don’t know how to pair clothes to achieve the perfect look. According to Kristen putting on the right kinds of clothes will not only boost your confidence but will also enhance your personality, and for people to achieve the above they need information, the reason why she came up with the extensive and comprehensive excerpts on the different aspects as concerns fashion.