10.01.2014

Why I No Longer Shop at Victoria's Secret

A couple of weeks ago at a fun event with my friends, we found ourselves talking about our frustrations with Victoria's Secret bras, specifically the sizing. The conversation went something like this. . .
One friend, "Victoria's Secret said I'm a size 34D. . . Hello? Do these look like a D to you?"
(Gasps and giggles from the group)
Another friend chimed in, "I was measured there recently too, and they told me the same thing!"

Following this conversations I took the group to Nordstrom to be properly measured, as well as to try on a wide variety of bras.

Both friends are perfectly perky B, maybe C cups. The funny thing is that I was given a similar analysis when I was measured there 2 years ago only I was a 34DD. If you've seen my outfit posts, you know this is far from accurate.

I'm not sure if the reason is that Victoria's Secret's marketing team thinks its audience feels more confident with a larger cup size or if the measurements are simply inaccurate. Either way, between that and my personal opinion of their bras, VS is no longer my destination for bras.

I have since been measured at Nordstrom where my size seems accurate, and I can try on more than one brand of bra. Anyone else have a similar experience?

XX,
S. Roderick

8 comments:

  1. I had no idea about that! It's so shameless and mean to do that (even though it's a great marketing strategy...)!
    I'll take more care of where I shop, thanks for the information!
    With love,
    Vera
    http://theflashwindow.weebly.com

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  2. I never shopped heavily at VS but, I can understand why you wouldn't want to shop there now! How weird the sizing would be so off? I know some stores make smaller sizes bigger nowadays as this has become a marketing ploy to lure customers to their stores making them feel better about their size. But, it's really off putting to me. It also feeds into the idea that we can't accept ourselves the way we truly are and that we need to be deceived. I get it. But, I don't need it.
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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    1. I really wish there was some universal sizing chart. It would sure simplify life! That being said, their sizing wasn't the ultimate deciding factor for my not shopping there. I'm really just not a fan of their products. Thanks for joining the conversation!

      XX,
      S. Roderick

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  4. I totally know what you are talking about. I always liked Victoria secret growing up. But the bras never really fit that well. I am small girl and wear a 30d or 32c and they always tried to get me in size 34s. Nordstrom has a great dept for bras! Let me tell you once you get a bra you like it makes all the difference. :)

    Xoxo,
    Nicole

    Http://www.nicole-kelly.com

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    1. Nicole,
      I am still on the search for a great bra! Nordstrom just makes so much sense because you have a variety of brands compared to VS with irregular sizing.

      Thanks for commenting!

      XX,
      S. Roderick

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  5. I wish there was a Nordstrom in Eugene :/ the Rack doesn't count!

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    1. Have you heard of True & Co? You go online and fill out a questionnaire, then they create a list of bras they think you'll love. You can then order the bras for free to try on, and whatever you don't return they charge you for. I haven't tried it yet, but I love the idea!

      XX,
      S. Roderick

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