Post # 1
I know there has probably been brought up countless times but I’m gonna bitch about it anyway 🙂
Victoria’s Secret. The bane of my giant boobed existance. I usually don’t even go in the darn place but I was dragged in by friend. While her and her small boobs skipped happiky around the store, I bitterly lumbered around the perfume area. In the store I always try to avoid eye contact with anyone in black becuase I am worried they will be an employee.
So again here I am milling around avoiding eye contact at all costs when I feel it. I feel the stare of a perky 16 year old. I tried to look busy but alas, I was sucking into a conversation.
perky girl: “HIIIIIII! Welcome to VS!!!!!! Have you seen our awesome new bra?!?!?!? It lifts your boobs to your chin and adds 6 cup sizes!! YAAAAAAY!!!!”
me: “umm no… thank you…”
p.g: “have you been fitted by us?!?! Let me fit you!! You will love this bra!!!”
me: “oh no it’s okay… I don’t fit in your sizes here”
p.g: “OMG no! We have a bajillion sizes here! you’ll totally fit!”
So I got roped into getting fitted by this girl. As she measuring me she kind of gasps. Yes thank you honey my boobs could take over Tokyo I know. So I let her know that I wear a 32F so I know I wont fit in anything they carry. So she helpfully brings me a few 32 DDD. Again I feel pressured and try the stupid thing on an lo and behold my boobs are oozing out of a bra that is two cup sizes too small.
When P.G sees the freak show she has created she says “Oh that wont work. You tottaly need like a 38. Then it will fit!”
GAHHH I know she didn’t mean it this way but WAY TO MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A FATTY FAT FAT! The band was fine thank you dear, my boobs don’t fit!!! GRRRRRR.
So while she went to go grab me bras with bands 6 inches too big for my ribcage I got dressed and snuck out of the store.
Aaaand thats my story of being socially awkward while someone felt me up and called me fat. Also my stealth skills were excellent while sneaking out. My friend was able to buy 2 bras though so not a total waste of time I guess.
Rant over 🙂
Post # 3
Oh my gosh. I would have done the same thing. I think I’ve heard going up a band size can make cups fit better (? Maybe I’m making that up) but not by 6 inches!!
Post # 4
@Little_Hedgy: I don’t think she was trying to call you fat, but unfortunately the cup size is always relative to the band size, which means many ladies get stuffed into ill fitting bras. I wouldn’t get too hung up about it.
Post # 5
I love when they ask you why you dont want a push up bra….I’m like “LADY DO YOU SEE MY BREASTS!!?!? THESE BAD BOYS NEED TO BE TIED DOWN NOT PUSHED UP. SHEESH. I HAVE 5X MORE BOOB THAN YOU WILL EVER HAVE…” god. I’m sorry you had such a bad experience!! 🙁 I totally feel you!
Post # 6
I’m a 38 now. Way to make a girl feel huge!
Just kidding, Ive accepted my broad rib cage.
Post # 7
@MrsMaskatoBe: LOL silly girl! On you I’m sure it’s just perfect! On me, 5’0 and 38 inches around my ribs would be an odd odd body type :p
@prettyinpink11: Right?! They have bras in there that look huge, then you look at the inside of the cup and it is completely filled with padding! Talk about false advertising!
@housebee: Oh she was adorable and sincere and only wanted to make a sale, but I still felt like a land manatee. VS has this weird idea that you have to add 4 inches to your band measurement and if you bra cups arent right just keep getting a bigger band!
Post # 8
@Little_Hedgy: You’re so tiny with those big ol boobs?! So jealous! I bet your Fiance is in heaven! Haha.
Post # 9
I didn’t realize 38 = fatty fat fat. Thanks.
Post # 10
@Little_Hedgy: Yeah! Like why wear a bra if you need THAT much extra padding? wow.
Post # 11
@MrsMaskatoBe: Yep I’m a pocket person who looks like I am constantly in danger of falling forward from the weight lol
@Fluffmallow: LOL i’m not saying a 38 band is a fatty I’m saying that if someone told you you look 6 inches bigger than you are you would feel like a fatty.
Post # 12
@Little_Hedgy: some of us B cups wish we had that problem. I’m 8 months pregnant and still in a B so count ur blessings. Yours can take over Tokyo but mine couldn’t swat a gnat
Post # 13
@babypearls: I know I know haha. My mom tells me the same thing, I inherited this build from the other side for sure. She also wants my unruly curly hair and bubble butt.
Post # 14
oh, VS and perky teenage salespersons. sorry that happened to you.
Post # 15
I sometimes feel bad about being an A cup but then I read stories like this and count my tiny blessings. Sorry you got roped into that!! I could never work at a place like that because I would be so afraid of making someone feel bad on accident. Hope you don’t have to go back there for a LONG time.
Post # 16
@Little_Hedgy: If you reddit you should totally post this over at abrathatfits. I finally found out that I wear a 36E thanks to those wonderful ladies but due to the fact that there are almost no American stores that carry anything about a DD/DDD I have to make due with a 38D. She’s just been trained that boobs don’t go farther than a DDD (like most of the American population) so the easy solution is to just up the band size which means the bra is waaay less supportive than it should be. I should add that before I learned how to properly size myself I was sized at a 40B (thanks VS sizing lady!) and lets just say my boobs were not the happiest or the perkiest they could have been.