Question: Who Makes The Worst Ladies Undergarmets?

31 Aug

Answer: Victoria’s Secret

I am so done with that company.  Their garmets are crap.  Crap I tell you!

They always get me, too.  Everything always fits so lovely in the dressing room and you’re thinking “well, damn, I look pretty good”.

Then you get home and after a couple hours the dumb bra has shifted so much, the girls are half-in-half-out, and the back-clasp is practically a necklace.

Ugh!  So frustrated.  Nine months ago, I SWORE off Vicky!  I marched over to Macy’s and spent some pretty pennies (shout out to My Pretty Pennies, ha ha) on two very, very nice bras.  They have served me VERY well over 9 months and actually are still like new.

But, ohhhh NO.  Victorias’s Secret just HAD to send me a $10 gift card thingy for my birthday.  And there just happened to be a bra in my size in the discount box for $22.  You do the math.  I’ll tell you what it equals.  It equals me sitting here $12 dollars poorer with a bra around my neck.


18 Responses to “Question: Who Makes The Worst Ladies Undergarmets?”

  1. Money Maus August 31, 2009 at 6:54 pm #

    How funny! I actually love VS more than anything… I think over half of my bras are from there. They fit/feel fantastic on me and I don’t have any of the issues that you do, luckily! (But maybe b/c I buy a certain type there – and I don’t have much to support at all, lol?)

    One bra from them is seeing its end-of-days… but it was my first from there and it’s about 5+ years old!

    I think I’ve spent $12 on even worse things that haven’t even been used… like Jenga that’s collecting dust since all my friends refuse to play – even when I entice them to use it as a drinking game! Hah! 😉

  2. TeacHer August 31, 2009 at 6:56 pm #

    I AGREE!!!! And I think their styles have gotten sort of….trampy, for lack of a better word, in the past few years. I actually just got some cute bras and undies from Kohl’s and I’ve been very happy with them.

  3. me in millions August 31, 2009 at 10:00 pm #

    I gave up on VS a looooong time ago after the panties I got there were wedgie central. Not comfortable. No thank you! I like Nordstrom for bras and undies. The ladies are super helpful, unlike the VS ladies who never measured me correctly. It’s a little pricy, but I’d rather pay for quality.

  4. HighClassLowIncome August 31, 2009 at 10:40 pm #

    I gave up on VS as well, mainly because it’s overpriced for the quality! I’ve been diggin Aerie’s bras lately. I have 2 that I purchased last year around October and they are still in great condition!

  5. MPP September 1, 2009 at 5:10 am #

    Haha I love the shoutout! And I totally agree! I admit I did find one good bra (thank you Heidi Klum) but other than that I find everything is overpriced for what you get. And the underwear too… no thanks. I love shopping in Gap body for underwear.

    • Carrie September 3, 2009 at 10:31 am #

      LOL. I was typing that sentence and it totally made me think of your blog. LOL!

  6. MissGina September 1, 2009 at 7:23 am #

    I like Maidenform. I can get them cheaper at Filene’s Basement than I can at Macys!

    I got rid of Victoria Keep your Secret in 2003! I had her credit card too!! Ugh!! A complete waste of money!!

    At least your lesson only cost a few bucks.

  7. shlee September 1, 2009 at 10:23 am #

    I totally know what you mean, I’ve given up on VS and moved to maiden. comfortable and reasonable.

  8. Anna September 1, 2009 at 10:54 am #

    Haha I got that card too and also hate Victoria’s Secret (sadly, most of my bras are from there…. and this is mostly because I haven’t replaced my bras in forever & a day). My problem is more with the atmosphere of the store. Too cutesy and “sexy”. Either 1) no one’s going to see it but you, or 2) the person you sleep with will see it and not care where you bought it from.

  9. Revanche September 1, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    My formerly a full-service lingerie clerk friend just about slapped me when she inspected my old VS bras. She was about to burn them, except I can’t afford to replace them with the really nice ones she liked better. Crappy bras it is..!

  10. jc September 2, 2009 at 5:31 am #

    I totally agree that VS is garbage. I used to shop there but a few years ago I found a local shop that will help fit you (well, not 2 sizes off like they tried to do at VS with me). 2 years later I went back to the same local shop to purchase another and when they saw one of the old ones I brought in they thought it was brand new. They were shocked it looked so new still but they had done a great job and it was good quality. (they were even more shocked when I said I throw it in the wash in a mesh bag).

    The prices are comparable to VS on the low end but go way up. When you think of how long they last it is worth it. I add a new bra every year on my birthday when they send me a coupon.

    If you can get the fitting from someone qualified, it’s totally worth it. I think that’s what made all the difference to me. That and better quality so they don’t fall apart in 6 minutes.

    • Carrie September 3, 2009 at 10:30 am #

      I have a friend that goes to a specialized fitting store. I totally want to try this! I think I will for my next bra. VS just ain’t cuttin’ it! 😀

  11. Crystal September 10, 2009 at 11:22 am #

    Totally agree! Vicky’s rips the general public off with crap lingerie that only looks good on models like Adriana Lima. (Come to think of it, I wonder how many hidden pins are holding those bras in place during the photo shoots?) I usually buy my lingerie at Nordstroms, and have been 10x happier with my loot than I ever have with Vicky’s.

  12. Sunflowers September 13, 2009 at 8:40 pm #

    I totally agree!! The only bra from VS I still feel ok about is the balconet… but I can only wear it with certain clothes. Once I found Wacoal, I never went back!!

  13. Jessie September 14, 2009 at 3:11 pm #

    I always wondered about Victoria secret! Thanks for sharing, I’ll stay away now for sure!

  14. SS4BC September 15, 2009 at 8:41 pm #

    Hehehe… I’ve been wearing the same VS bras for about 4 years now. I ❤ them. I think they are very model specific though.

    I always get the free underwear though when they send the coupon, because free underwear is the best!

  15. Amanda September 21, 2009 at 11:08 am #

    I gave up VS after I had TWO bras snap in half on me in less than a month. One was less than 3 months old when it happened. I still own a few but I find that Gap Body is the best fit. One of my favorite bras is a simple body bra from one of Target’s in house brands. Further proof that spending a lot of money does not guarantee the best.

  16. Red December 22, 2009 at 8:20 pm #

    I am so with you! Compared to Wal-Mart, Victoria’s Secret gets the job done. I used to swear by them. Then my bras started falling apart! Seriously, the wiring is always poking out the sides, and my boobs are always half-in, half-out. It’s infuriating! Especially since I don’t buy them on sale. I need to find a new brand. ::sigh:: Thank you for letting me get that out.

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