Post # 1
So, my post-baby tummy needs a one-piece suit to cover all the stretch marks on our trip to visit my family in Bali this Christmas. Sadly, because it’s November, nobody is selling good stuff in the stores… which means I have to order online. Boo. I love VS swimwear, but it’s been a long time since I’ve bought a suit from them (and they’ve always been bikinis, not one-pieces), so I’m debating which size to get as I’m not sure how they run these days. My mom will be bringing it to the UK from the US, so I need to get sizing right as returns will be difficult.
Here’s the suit I’m getting:
Anyone care to toss in their two cents on what size I should go for, especially if you’re similar to me? I’m 6’0, 140lbs, 34D, slight pear shape. Was thinking medium, but then some reviewers said to go up a size for comfort.
Help! What size do you wear in vs swimwear?
Post # 3
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
- 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 # 5
Well, my hip measurement is a 41, waist 29. Right in between medium and large. Oy. Large, then? Or will it be too baggy?
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
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
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
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
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
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!