Not sure what size to buy Sm or Med. Daughter-in-law about 5ft 8in and usually wears a 4 or 6 clothes. She usually says buy her a med. but some reviews on other sites say this runs big, what so you think?
I usually wear medium as well, so I ordered this vest in a medium. It was way too big. I went to a local store that had the same vest and tried on the small, and it fits perfect. All my other North Face jackets and coats are smalls as well. North Face just runs big (should have remembered that before purchasing online). I would go with a small for her :)
I'm 5'4 wear 6 to 8 and I love my medium because I can wear with flannels and sweaters. It's not to big and since she's tall the small may too shorter.
I am also 5' 8" and wear a 4 or 6 on top (32 DD chest) and size 2 on bottom. I bought a small and it fits perfectly- fitted, but definitely not too tight. There is still plenty of room to wear thicker layers underneath the vest. A medium would have been way too big on me. Hope that helps a little! She will love it!
I found this jacket to fit true to size and feel that you would be okay to order her a medium. I usually wear a 4 or 6 as well.
If she plans on wearing the vest over bulkier sweaters, then get the medium. If she will wear this over tshirts or thin sweaters, then go for the small. I have one of each size and that's what I usually do. I am 5'3" and a size 6 on top.
I would go with the medium, so the length would fit better. I didn't find the best to run big at all.