What to expect from a Victoria’s Secret bra fitting
25th August 2016
Okay, let’s talk about boobs!
For a lot of people, having a bra fitting is a daunting experience. If you’ve never had one before then you don’t know what to expect, right?
I’ve had a few bra fittings now and I can tell you that it’s not as scary as it might seem. And that’s coming from someone who has had a lot of body confidence issues in the past.
But getting a bra fitting is definitely worth it. I think you don’t realise just how badly a bra has been fitting until you find your perfect size and style.
A couple of weeks ago I had a bra fitting at Victoria’s Secret and I thought it would share my experience on the blog. I thought it might be useful to anyone who considering going for a bra fitting there, or it might be reassuring for anyone who has avoided having a bra fitting.
Just to make things clear, this is NOT a collaboration/sponsored post. I just thought you might find my experience beneficial.
Okay, so my first ever bra fitting was at Marks and Spencer, many years ago. Now don’t get me wrong, M&S lingerie is fantastic quality, and the bra fitting experience was fine, but it was nowhere near as thorough, or as enjoyable for that matter, as the one at Victoria’s Secret.
I had my fitting at the new store in Liverpool One. I didn’t have any intention of having a fitting that day; I just popped into the shop, found a bra I liked but couldn’t find it in my usual size. I asked one of the assistants and she suggested I have a bra fitting as my size my vary in VS sizes.
I agreed, so the assistant took me to the changing rooms and passed me over to one of the bra fitting specialists who instantly made me feel at home. I don’t suffer with nerves when it comes to a bra fitting anymore, but if you do I know this friendly attitude will put you at ease instantly.
What I loved is the fact she made a point of taking my name, which made it feel so much more personal. It was more like I was shopping with a friend than a complete stranger.
The specialist put me in a changing room and told me to take my top off and leave my bra on. She told me to press the bell on the wall when I was ready (it flashes to get her attention) and she left the room.
Once I was ready she measured me and told me I was a completely different size to what I was in M&S. She then popped out again and returned with one of their standard bras they use for fittings (I can’t remember the name).
It fit like a dream! I took a moment to just stare at myself in the mirror and to appreciate this bra before hitting the bell to tell her I was done.
When she came back she had three more bras for me to try on; all different styles. One by one I tried them on, and after putting each one on the specialist came into the room and adjusted the bra so it was the perfect fit.
Honestly, I loved them all!
To finish the specialist gave me a card on which she had noted which bra styles and shapes fitted me best as well as my size so that I could easily find what I was looking for on the shop floor.
I actually walked out empty handed that day. Remember that I mentioned I had seen a bra I wanted before I went into my fitting? Well, they still didn’t have it in my new size, and I had got my heart set on it. I told myself I didn’t want to spend that much money on a bra if it wasn’t exactly what I wanted.
But then I got home and I couldn’t help but notice how badly my M&S bra fit me. It was clearly too big for me, or just the wrong shape, and really wasn’t supporting my boobs as well as it should have been.
And I couldn’t stop thinking about how good I felt and looked in those Victoria’s Secret bras.
So I went in for my bra fitting on the Saturday, and on the Monday I was back in the store making my first purchase!
I ended up buying the Body By Victoria Perfect Shape bra in black lace which is actually a push up bra. I normally avoid push ups because I normally find them uncomfortable and I’m generally not arsed about size. But this bra is so soft and comfortable that it doesn’t feel like a push up at all, but it makes my boobs look amazing. I’ve always joked about my boobs, calling myself Tiny Tits, but for the first time in my life I have a cleavage and it makes me feel good!
Sorry if that was at all TMI, but we’re all adults here!
Have you ever had a bra fitting?
Update (11th June 2017) – Since writing this post, my love for bras from Victoria’s Secret has grown massively. The only bras I wear now are from VS, and I’ve also discovered that they do incredibly comfortable strapless bras. You seriously need to try them out!