(Closed) Victoria’s Secret Vent-I can’t go back!

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Screw that! I revel in the joys of online shopping and owning my own measuring tape ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m sorry you had a sucky judgy time ๐Ÿ™

Post # 4
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

That stinks =(

I’ve never had that bad of a visit, but I ALWAYS feel uncomfortable when their sales girls start hovering. I wish they would hire nicer people! Also, every single time I have been to VS they MUST measure me. Seriously? My size has always been the same, I do not need you to measure me AGAIN!

Post # 5
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014


A lot of times people are rude and unreasonable and judgemental! For no good reason.

Dont blame Victoria Secret and stop going there because of that awful lady.

You are sexy and beautiful no matter what your size, let noone tell you otherwise!

Im sorry that happened to you, but you go there all the time and I really hope you go back some day (maybe to a different location!) Laughing

Post # 6
6824 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am sorry you had such a sucky visit. I refuse to purchase any of their stuff anymore. It is crappy made now days.  The Limited used to own them and at that time their stuff was made better. Now days it seems like their stuff falls apart so easily.

Post # 7
9550 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m totally sorry that this bummed you out. I obviously wasn’t there but from your post it sounds like she was just bored/trying to be helpful. Salespeople are supposed to be able to look at you and guess what size you need. Or offer to help find your size. It’s part of their job. So I wouldn’t take it as judgement. But it obviously came off as offensive to you so I’m sorry. But don’t let it sour you forever!

Post # 8
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Awww poor girl! That is awful!! So so sorry you had that experience. You should definitely call and say something about that. If she behaved that way towards you, no doubt she is doing it to other undeserving ladies. I know how you feel though…they don’t usually have bras in my size there(Damn you, double DD’s!) but I do go in there to get some panties from time to time.

Post # 9
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I feel for you, I hate going to VS even though I love their stuff. OMG I didn’t even know you could get a bra extender, I am like a 39 but since all VS has is 38 I hardly buy bras there anymore. I have had some mean salespeople tell me that I am too big to shop there and that I should visit Lane Bryant.

Post # 10
4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I totally refuse to purchase VS bras.  I wear a 34Dirty Delete, and their Dirty Delete doesn’t even come CLOSE to fitting me.  Their sizing is ridiculous.

Sorry you had such a bad experience, OP.  I recommend going to a nice lingerie store, or even a Bloomingdale’s or Nordstrom, and getting properly fitted for a bra.  You should be able to find something that fits so that you don’t have to mess with extenders.

ETA: I get my panties there, and they ALWAYS ask me to get measured.  One time I did it, just for laughs, because I knew they wouldn’t have my size.  The salesgirl got kind of nervous and said there was one style I could “try.”  I said no thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 11
3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Sounds like she was judgmental, but don’t condemn her just for asking to measure you – they always do that to me!  It’s their “would you like fries with that?” (ETA: I’m 120 lbs, Size 34A/B)

Post # 12
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@candykiss:  I feel for ya…

Another Size 16 lady here… BUT I gotta say at my age (50+) I don’t let these things get to me quite so much.

I was in Victoria Secret yesterday, looking at Bras & Undies myself… as well as wanting to see the cute Robe that they have that says “Bride” on the back… thinking I’ll wear it on my Wedding Day to get ready, and then on my honeymoon.

Often times in lingerie stores, I too get the “once over” although… I am never quite sure if it because of my size (16 – XL – 40B / or 38C with an extender as well… size depends on the cut of the bra)… OR if the “raised eyebrow” is because of my age…

Probably more because of my age… lol, there is a “feeling” out there that us more “mature” women should be shopping for “Granny Panties” in the local five & dime or a department store.

Thank goodness, I don’t believe that and am secure in finding my happiness in a sexy bra or colourful panty underneath my clothing… great lingerie rocks no matter one’s age IMO.

PS… Can relate to the previous poster who said they were a 39… as that is what I am technically as well.  Sometimes it does suck to be an “odd size” vs the standard evens which Bras are sized by.



Post # 13
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The people at VS always ask to measure me. I’m 125lbs and a 34-36A. It really doesn’t have anything to do with your size, hon, they are TRAINED to ask everyone that.

Please don’t judge the “stick figure” woman any more than you want her judge the fuller-figured woman. That’s really not fair. I’m sorry you had a lousy shopping experience and don’t blame you for not wanting to shop where you feel uncomfortable, but her asking about measurements was not indicative of some sort of prejudice against you because of your size. They are always supposed to ask.

Post # 14
368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think only Barbie is their ideal body type! Sometimes I see their commercials and feel really bad about myself (those girls are HOT), but Darling Husband just looks at me and says, ‘you’re way hotter babe!’ and then I thank VS for reminding me why I married my awesome guy. ๐Ÿ˜€ Even if he tells me little white lies, haha!

Don’t let that one girl ruin your experience or pride in yourself; she was bored and inconsiderate. Keep getting those free panties and discounted bras, if you like them. And I agree with PP, they always ask me about being measured too.

Post # 15
4193 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

They’re also really snotty to the small breasted women, if it makes you feel any better. I’m around a 32/34A… “I don’t think we have anything in YOUR size.” Thanks, I’ll take my little boobs elsewhere.

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