I took a very discouraging shopping trip to Victoria’s Secret last week that made me wonder if the store and the line are actually meant for mothers.
I got my hair cut and colored and dropped into the store on my way home. I was actually alone, which rarely happens, and thought it be nice to buy a couple of new sexy items. Other than some fairly plain supportive bras and panties from Target (so sad!!), I haven’t bought any new sexy stuff in probably six years. (I keep trotting old the same numbers hoping Michael still likes them.)
I went in with high expectations all excited about the different colors and styles of the little nighties and sexy bras. I felt like there were just hundreds of choices all around the store. But then the saleslady measured my chest.
She deemed me a 38-D and walked over and pulled out a drawer and said here are the bras in your size.
I was reduced from an entire store to a drawer!!
(In fairness I think there was one other drawer she could pull from, but definitely not a whole store.)
Very depressing. Color options very limited and styles greatly reduced. As for the nighties, a lot of them have bras inside of them which were all too small for my particular chest size. It was also very depressing.
At least the panties fit!
I came home all deflated (pun intended). I told Michael I was trying to surprise him with some new sexy stuff but nothing fit.
In a shocking moment of a husband saying exactly right thing, Michael said, “Honey that store isn’t for you. It’s for young girls with no curves. It’s not for women.”
He made me feel a lot better. I know I can’t shop at Gap because the clothes just aren’t cut for women with curvy hips, and I guess it’s the same now for Victoria’s Secret.
I dropped into a local specialty lingerie store yesterday, Necessities by Sherrie, and she had lots of stuff in D-cup sizes. Unfortunately I had a toddler with me so I told her I would be back another day to try on. I felt like an idiot wasting my time last week at Victoria’s Secret. I should have just headed to Sherrie’s.
What has your experience been with the sizes and cuts at Victoria’s Secret? Do you think they are meant for young women who haven’t gained the curves of childbearing? Are there other stores or other lines that you find you just can’t wear since having kids? Where do you have the best luck finding sexy stuff for mothers with curvy shapes?
Editor’s Update: In researching this blog I did find a few more 38D and DD sizes on Victoria’s Secret Web site so maybe they have more online in the bustier sizes than in the store. Although, it’s hard to buy without trying on unless you just plan to send back a bunch.