Swimwear help needed… VS sizing?

posted 3 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

You should always order or buy a size bigger than what you normally wear in swimwear.

So if you are a size 6, buy a size 8, size 8, buy a size 10.  and so on.  

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

@UK Bride:  I have this suit from VS: http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/one-piece/shaping-convertible-dress-magicsuit?ProductID=17272&CatalogueType=OLS

I’m B: 38D, W: 33″, Low Hip: 44″ – I got a size US 14. I normally wear a US 12 in most “everyday” clothes so in that sense this is going up a size but both would be a Large in the suit your looking at, so in that sense I ordered true to size, according to the size chart. I would really go by the size chart here and take your measurements. It’s been pretty accurate in my experiance.

Your bust is listed as M in their size chart. So not knowing your other measurements makes it a little difficult to see if you should size up or down. But if you look at the Swim Bottom size chart I would size up if your measurements are closer to a large, but otherwise just order the M and I think you’ll be fine.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

@UK Bride:  I think you’re probably best then sizing up. Suits are usually made to fit very snug and tight with lots of stretch. It’s not uncommon to size up as PP mentioned, also since you’re quite tall going up a size might be good as well. When I look at VS is seems they have a live chat option on their website, you could also see if that’s helpful at all for voicing your concerns. See if they able to help with fit.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

what about Everything But Water.  They are a swimsuit store.  It is in all the malls here and carries swimsuits all year round.

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Honestly, just email their customer service. They’re super helpful, and can give lots of sizing info, and may even be able to reccommend something you can try on in stores. I sent off an email to find out the length on the tall pajamas, and they were very helpful.

You could also potentially order multiple sizes, and return the ones that don’t fit after your vacation (Unworn, of course!)

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t know, its really SO difficult to get a size right in VS bathing suits. I ordered 4 bathing suits before the honeymoon and not one of them fit. so i had to return all of them… and I bought a few different sizes but with bikinis it harder cus both pieces had to fit. One I needed a medium bottom and and XS top and another i needed both smalls. It was a nightmare. I should have ordered multiple sizes of every piece because I ended up trying to run around the mall the day before the honeymoon trying to find bathing suits because I had none.  It has all to do with the brand (theres a few different types within VS), the fit, underwire vs no underwire, how the fabric is draped, -everything.

 

Just order a few different sizes and have your mom bring both and then when she returns to the US she can return the size that doesn’t fit. Do you really want to risk not having it? You could easily decide on the large and it float on you, or the medium could be too tight… you just dont know. There is no “safe bet”

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Have you ever worn a one piece? I swam competitively for years and have a very long torso so finding one piece suits to fit my long frame has always be a challenge. If you are long-torso’d keep that in mind. Some suit manufacturers have long versions of one piece suits. Can’t help too much with VS sizing though. Best of luck to you!

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