Victoria's Secret • General Opinion • Clothes
|Would buy this product again.||59%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
So I'm jumping on the bandwagon and writing a review for their bras and panties only (never shopped their clothing line).
First of all I have a couple bras from there that I LOVE, but besides the few that I have (body by victoria demi and very sexy plunge push-up) none of the others fit me correctly. I will keep repurchasing these bras until they discontinue them..which seems to be every couple years which is unfortunate. I am a 34DD which limits the pickings and they love to suggest a "sister size" aka- 36D which is dumb because if they were the same size then why would they make two different ones? They do not carry a lot of their styles in that size (only online) or they just plain don't make them which is a shame. My other qualm to the bras is that they charge an extra $2-$4 for being a DD which is just ridiculous and money isn't the point except for WHY? I wish a lot more of their bras weren't such overly padded but I'm sure a lot of girls like that and they do have a quite large selection.
Their underwear is great for semi cheap panties. I used to only shop the 5/$25 but with their semi-annual sales I can stalk up and most range from $2.99-$7.99 which I think is a good deal. I'm a big fan of "The Lacie" but target carries a pair almost identical (but with sizes and not one size fits all) for a few dollars less. Their underwear isn't going to last you a decade or anything like that but a good while at least.
I haven't ventured into their clothing range or anything but have tested some of their makeup. I think I remember everything being very sparkly and shimmery but well pigmented and a lot of their fragrances smell really nice though I can't comment on lasting power.
Overall I really like a few of their bras and I imagine I will be quite loyal to them! They have great sales and deals all the time and if you sign up on their website or frequent them often you get "free pantie" cards and sometimes $10 off a bra or gift with purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I am not a fan of VS. I sometimes like the styles that they offer but really they are the same but not quite as good as La Senza in the UK. My (now ) husband insisted on buying me some lingiere there when I first moved to the US. Well, they didn't really stock my size or preferred bra type (balconette) or the colour that he particularly wanted. It was not a good experience with the sales girl trying to squeeze my 32 C/D breasts into a 34B - um no sales girl, they are not the same size! I was not impressed and we walked out of there with 2 pairs of knickers (I've worn maybe 3 times, nasty fabric) and 1 bra. The bra was a cottony material and has faded in the centre, what a lovely look.
I can't comment on the fragrance or other products but VS is sone of the places I'm least likely to shop for bras again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am a 32C, and finding that size in general department stores isn't possible so I have to settle for something that doesn't quite fit to save money. So, for special occasions, I have splurged on the $45 bras that make me look really good when I really want to look good. I have 5 or so. And even if you aren't going to buy a bra there, it's a good idea to get measured every 8 years or so, so you can at least know what your true size is, as it can change. And it is worth it to sign up for the VS credit card just to get the free really comfortable panties that look so good on you.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
With all the mixed reviews I keep seeing I decided to put in my 2 cents. I really like their bras. While they are on the pricey side, for me they fit better than any other bra I've tried and they last a long time. I have a few I've had for over a year and they are still in great conditon. I am small chested (32B) so I like the fact that the padding they have helps create more curves that look natural. I feel so feminine in their bras with the pretty designs and the clevage I get from them that I don't normally have. I've wasted so much money on cheap bras that don't fit correctly (riding up, digging into my sides, wierd shape, etc) that I don't mind paying the price for these and they send out the $10 off cupons and free panty in the mail almost monthly. I also love their pink underwear for the most part. I find the designs very cute and they are comfortable and reasonably priced at 5/$25. I do like most of their perfumes too, aside from the body splashes. The staying power on those sucks and the scents remind me of what I used to wear in middle school. I haven't really tried their makeup so I can't say much about that. I think their lingerie and clothes are way overpriced though so I don't buy those from VS either. Overall for small chested girls like me looking for pretty bras to give you some curves this store rocks!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I first came across a VS catalogue in 1994 and fell in love! I ordered from them several times over the years, moving from country to country and always delighted with the fantastic quality, superb fitting, fast shipping all over the world and first class customer service. I could not get enough of their bra tops and bought them in all colours of the rainbow, fab beach wear, beautiful rayon dresses, gorgeous knits, and the best underwear I had ever worn. Many of these items are still in my wardrobe proudly showing their "made in usa" labels looking almost like the day I unpacked them. I introduced several friends who soon became hooked and we used to spend hours making up huge orders to save on shipping.
Their Colin Stuart shoes were elegant and well priced. They always had lots of choice in flats and heels, casual and formal, no matter the season. I still own 3 pairs of sandals which have seen me through many many parties in comfort and style. I do not think I will ever find shoes like that again so I treat them like they were Manolos ... with great care!
Sadly, I only order once a year now, if at all. My favourite VS Cotton bra designs have slowly been discontinued, the shoes are trashy and the clothes even more so. The sizes are all over the place and the quality very disappointing.
So long Victoria, it was nice knowing you!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
I LOVE this store! I'm a 34A and have bigger hips, so push up bras save my life. My boyfriend purchased the new "miraculous" bra that bumps you up a cup size or two and it's amazing! I've never felt so great about my body, which is a big deal for someone like me. Not going to go into details, but it's just nice for once. I also love their fragrances. I own "noir" and it's a beautiful scent. It's defininately my favorite, up there with juicy couture's viva la juicy. I also have "very sexy" and it is VERY sexy! Ha! But I really do love it. Their lotions are also very good, they keep me moisturized in the dead of winter here in NY and have gorgeous scents that last.
I just don't like how their clothes sizes seem to run large.. I'm usually a small in tops and sweat pants, but they seem to be a bit baggy on me in my regular size. I'm not that small either! Like I said, I have bigger hips and a booty! But regardless, I love this store. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm wondering why there are a lot of reviews for this all of a sudden. But hey, I don't mind giving my 2 cents about this store. :P
First of all, I'm not sure if many people will agree with me on this. I really dislike their marketing. Everything in the store is supposedly sexy. Sexy umbrella, sexy bag, sexy blah blah blah. I don't know about you, but I don't imagine sexy to be this contrived, ditzy-girly attitude. I remember reading something about VS going under a 'reform' a couple years ago to appeal more to women than men. I know it's going to be impossible to cut down the male fan-base; it IS a lingerie store after all. But come on, wasn't it last year that they sold sparkly THONG bikinis? Yeaaahh, that surely suppressed males' libidos.
I honestly haven't shopped at VS for their bras for a long while, since they don't carry my true size. I am able to wear some of their 32B bras, but even then, I feel meh about most of them. I really did like their Miracle bra (the predecessor to the Miraculous bra and is now discontinued), and their Biofit was just okay to me. I've owned a few others (Secret Embrace, Infinity-something, and others I can't remember) which have all fallen apart on me within 4-5 months. Since then, I've fallen in love with Calvin Klein and Affinitas. They carry my true size, feel much more comfortable, and last a lot longer. I also don't think the panties are worth what you pay for. I feel that I can get the same quality panties at Charlotte Russe, or sometimes even Forever 21 for a much cheaper price. Sometimes I would get a coupon for a free panty in the mail, and I admittedly try to take advantage of those. Knowing that the free panties are worth $7.50, it makes me wonder how much profit VS is making because they're just...plain cotton panties. They're just functional, but nothing that I haven't seen at Target or Walmart.
As many have mentioned already, their clothes are way overpriced. My store, however, doesn't carry much clothes except for the Pink line. Now, isn't this line supposedly catered to high-school/college students? I don't know about you, but I don't know very many high schoolers who could afford $40 sweatpants. It's worse when VS would have occasional sales at my university; the sweats with the VS and our school logo were about $60. WTF? Really, I don't see what's cute about having PINK plastered on your arse with a dog logo. *rolls eyes*
Ironically, my very first perfume that I wore was VS Dream Angels Heavenly. It's not a bad smelling perfume, but I feel that it was way too 'mature' for the 14 year old version of myself :P. I still have some of the lotion that came with the EDT. Even now, I feel like it's something I wouldn't wear right now. I don't think their fragrances are horrid, but like I said before, I'm just way too turned off by their liberal labeling of "sexy." I dated a guy who constantly wore Very Sexy for Him. While it smelled okay, it's nothing I haven't smelled before (a blend of citrusy woods). Definitely wasn't sexy to me like say, Polo Double Black. Unless if I find a scent that really works well with my skin, I would reconsider.
One of the things I wouldn't mind trying is the makeup. I remember swatching some of their eyeshadows, and they seemed nice. I've also heard that their liquid foundation is kinda like MUFE HD, and it is getting good reviews here. Their prices are also fairly reasonable for the most part, so why not?
Overall, I'm just not the biggest fan of this store. I guess it's been way past the days when the store was actually sensual/sexy. *shrugs* I may not be rockin' their pushup bras or wearing their "hot" fragrances, but I know I'll be reasonably spending my money elsewhere.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've really never been a devotee of this store. I felt they didn't cater to my demographic--that being the less endowed. With that said I'd like a little more padding in my bras, or at least one with a fabric that doesn't alert everyone that I'm "cold". Ahem..not exactly a look I'm going for. I'm not a big fan of the ass writing either--having the word "Pink" emblazoned across my butt is just plain ridiculous. As for their lingerie .... again, I think the smallest size is a B cup which is way too large for me. So if I actually wanted to wear some of their ugly stuff, I can't. Guess I'll stick to Fredericks, which actually has a large range of sizes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I never shop at VS alot but I would occasionally. I think some of their underwear are overprice and the clothing, it looks very nice on catalog but I receive the item, the colors and quality are never as nice. Actually i had a PJ that I only wore a few time and it had holes in it already...what the heck, for about $50, you would expect it to last at least a year or something. Surprisingly though, i actually like their foundation.
What really throw me over the edge is that they have the worse customer service. What make it worse was my experience with their credit card. I repeatedly told the clerk that i don't want an angel credit card, somehow without me knowing, he signed me up for one. What is weird was, he never went over the rate or ask me to sign anything so when i walked out of the store, i didn't even know that i had sign up for a credit card. I look through my bag and saw a pamplet my credit card information...to my surprise, i went back, asked to speak to a manager and request it be cancel. Guess what, a week later, a new card came in the mail anyway, after i talked to their representative on the phone and confirmed it was cancelled. One of the most frustrating experience.
You can read my whole story here..
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Their bras = overpriced. They're decent, but did you know Maidenform and Lily of France [found at your local Mervyn's, Kohl's, Ross, Marshalls, online, etc...] SAME thing, just repackaged/labeled and sold for loads more.
Their underwear = nice. I like their cotton boyshorts. They've mostly stuck to cotton underwear, but I miss the days when Victoria's Secret actually had lingerie that was worth keeping a secret. This stuff I can get at Target or something. They have very little in thongs, lace bikini briefs, etc. which is what made them a unique store in the first place.
Nothing is risque, and their bridal stuff is TACKY. I can find the same stuff from a Claire's or Spencer's. Comon!
Their beauty section isn't bad. Some of their items are way overpriced for quality [lip gloss] and some things are worth getting. Not my first stop shop for beauty though.
The ONLY reason I go to VS is for their lotions and fragrances. Save the other stuff for better stores.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I used to buy my bras here exclusively, because it was about the only place I could find a 32 D. Not so anymore. It seems like the last several years they've been catering to the teen population, as another reviewer mentioned. VS has plenty to offer if you've got a naturally small chest and want to enhance it, but not much for larger sizes. In fact, I can't even walk into a VS and try something on in my size because they no longer carry them in-store, only on-line. I've come to rely on a lingerie shop run by a woman who hand-picks and orders her inventory from a side array of distributors. If she doesn't have my size, she'll order. And I don't have to pay for the shipping.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
If you read the reviews here you're likely to notice a trend: young, thin girls love VS, and anyone above 25 with any curves whatsoever tends to think they're not great. I myself used to like VS during college, but now that I'm older, curvier, and more frugal, I can think of several other stores with much better quality merchandise for better prices. In fact, if I had to describe VS in just one word, I'd have to say "overpriced." Their clothes fit poorly across the board (sometimes I was an 8, sometimes a 14) , and their bras poke, fall apart, or have padding that borders on ridiculous. I'm glad that I found much better alternative places to buy my skivvies and clothes!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I used to shop at Victoria's Secret a few years ago. In fact, I used to do all of my shopping in person. Then I became an Internet shopper. So I hadn't been in a Victoria's Secret for years. When I finally went there last month I was greatly disturbed. The PINK collection is very silly to me. I am not the type of person to wear Naughty or Please Me across my butt. I was also greatly disturbed to see how young the clientele was. I was only one out of three shoppers that appeared to be over the age of 25, and the store was jam-packed. Additionally, lots of teenage girls were in there with their boyfriends, letting them help pick out underwear. I was surprised that the management let the place become full of teenagers who seemed to, for the most part, be loitering.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Green
So glad I read many of these reviews before ever buying anything from the VS clothing line. I have always wondered what their clothes are like since their catalog photos look amazing (but they are supposed to I guess).
I have considered buying tops or dresses there, but being only 5'2" and size 0, I know that finding something that would fit me nicely would be impossible.
I have never bought a bra at VS and don't plan on it. I am a small girl, bra size 34A so I don't think that I need to pay $50 for a single bra. I've bought tons of bras at Kohl's and Target for about $10 a piece and have had them for years and still wear them! So I don't think that some bra that costs 5 times as much is going to create miracles; I am not trying to create something that's not there, so there's no way that I'd consider spending that much on a bra. Being the tiny size that I am, I don't think that it would even be worth stepping foot into one of their stores looking for a bra in my size. Last time I went and looked at their bras, all I saw where cups the size of my head, lol.
I would especially hate to have to be fitted by one of their employees. I work at a mall which has a VS store and the girls who work there have no experience, don't provide the best customer service, and are typically a little bit rude/bi*chy. Can't expect a whole lot more from a part time employee who has no experience and works for minimum wage. Of course their measurements are going to be "wonky" and "off"... they are not professionals.
As far as their makeup and fragrances are concerned - once again, overpriced. Most of their perfumes are nasty and smell like old lady scents; very strong, unpleasant, and linger forever. The lighter fragrances and body sprays are okay but all smell the same. If I could get a dollar for every person I have seen (or smelled, I suppose) wearing Love Spell I would be loaded by now. Seriously, do we all have to smell the same?
VS ;ipglosses are poor quality. Very sticky, smelly, and slightly drying... I would much rather buy a $5 Cover Girl gloss from the drugstore, then something that's relatively the same but costs twice as much at VS.
Finally, their panties are absolutely mediocre. Back in the day I thought that the 5/$20 or whatever was a good deal so I used to buy underwear there every once in a while. Not anymore since now I've found other stores, like Charlotte-Russe, that offer pretty much the same quality panties for half the price.I am not one to keep a pair of underwear for three years so the price they charge is not worth it! Plus, the smallest size they have is a XS, which is what I buy, and most panties fit just fine, but their thongs are too big. I've only purchased a few pairs and they're all slightly too big.
Overall, the quality of their products is extremely mediocre and I cannot believe that young women all over the country throw away their hard earned money on this brand. Anything that you can find at VS, you can find elsewhere for a much more reasonable price.
Haven't bought anything there in a very long time and don't plan on it any time soon.
One last note - I am really failing to understand why women like their "Pink" line? I have never been one into labels and giant letters across any part of clothing (especially the butt)... so I don't understand the appeal of wearing sweatpants (in public) with the word "cutie" or whatever plastered across the butt in giant letters. Where's the sense in that?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
wow surprised at the negative reviews. i love ordering clothes from VS during SALES, otherwise they are really expensive in my opinion. everything i've received from their has been nice. the pants sizes do run small though.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I stopped going there when my husband was not allowed in the dressing room (company policy, which I can understand, although no one else was there), but the male delivery boys were granted access, and were obviously looking. Plus they never have anything in stock, they are rude and the bra straps always dig in my shoulders.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I am very unimpressed with this store. Their clothes are cheap, slutty, and way over priced. Their bras are decent, but finding one without 5 inches of balloon padding is kind of hard. I'm proud of my breasts, but not everyone wants to look like a blow up doll. Speaking of their bras, I'm a B cup in every other brand, but an A in VS. That does not make me very happy. That is like going into a clothing store and having to buy a 10 when you would otherwise wear a 6.
I used to buy some of their panties sometimes, but I can find ones just as cute for way less. I don't really have the budget for 3 for $30 panties anymore anyway....I have been in the same relationship for 2 years so spending all that money on something no one really sees (and my BF doesn't care) is kind of pointless. I'd rather spend it on makeup.
Over all, this store is a FAIL for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Ok so, I have love/hate relationship with VS. First, I think their bras are great for the most part. I owe about 30 VS bras and I had ONE fall apart on me and it was on the is now discontiuned. It was a Very Sexy pushup that clipped in the front and the clip broke but due to my own fault! lol I was pregnant and grew out of it but was still wearing it because I didn't want to go to a maternity bra like I should have. I have a few bras 2 VS and 2 Body By Victorias that are THE BRAS I always wear. (Yes, sad that I owe 30 but wear like 4 but those are my faves and we all have faves so don't jude!) Anyways, I have had these bras for 2-3 wears and are PERFECT even with constant wear machine washing/drying. I love their underware as well. BUT I do has some qualms with their clothing line. Example, the sizing is HORRIBLE. I wear a size 6 all the time. If I buy a pair of jeans from Express online in a size 6 I know they will fit. I had ONE occassion where I ordered a 6 from Express (not knowing their were LOW RISE and SLIM FIT) and they didn't fit, but THAT was my own fault, as I am NOT SLIM in the hips. lol But order a 6 from VS and you don't know what you're getting into. I ordered a pencil skirt in a 6 HUGH, dress pants they fit perfect and the jeans are more like a size 2! I can do their dress pants but the rest of the pants sizing seems inconsistent or cut slimmer, not sure which. The skirts seem to run bigger so I need to go down a size with them so its aggervating! I range between a 4 and 10 with them depending on what I buy! The shirts I am always an XS but I have returned many things due the quality. I have no problem paying $50 for a high quality sweater but not cheap acrylic. Just isn't happening. I don't spend money to look cheap. And alot of their clothing, minus the dress pants, looks cheap. Therein lies my love/hate relationship with VS!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
Ahhh, what to say about VS.... Well to start, what's up with all the padded bras? I mean really, is every woman really in need of that much padding? What ever happened to just being happy with what you have? Its been years since I have bought a bra from them. I'm a full figured 36D and depending on the bra model I can be a DD. The bras that VS sells, the really sexy ones with all the lace and hoopla, accomadate smaller girls. For my size, I've had the displeasure of finding bras that I could probably find in my mom's drawer. I think that full figured girls should have lace and hoopla on our bras as well. And the quality, forget about it...after a couple of washes it didn't look like no VS $50 bra. Their panties are somewhat good. The PINK clothing is cute but I think completely over rated. I like a handful if their body sprays and lotions. IMO, I agree a lot with a previous reviewer, VS was alot more classy and catered to more ample sizes. Prices are truely ridiculous. I find exatly what I want @ Maidenform and their prices are great. Sori VS... whatever your secret was back in the 90's , you need to get it back...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
i guess ill be the one to say it. i love victorias secret! its one of my favorite stores :/ their bras are great, and for me they last forever.(all those people whose bras fell apart, did u use a lingerie bag? did u hang them to dry?) im a 34D and their bras fit amazingly. the clothes from pink are very cute and wear well, not to mention the prices are great. the free undie deals i get are great. plus their underwear is super comfy. i was really shocked to read all of these negative reviews; victorias secret is one of my top go to's in the mall and thats not changing. (: