The first one I got was slightly made in an impractical way which would explain why it was in the sale for £14.50. It was the Lacey bralet that clasps at the back. Very nice material and nice fit but putting it on is always a pain. The second one was the PINK bra it is again black laced which a sports band style strap under the cups saying pink. This one was well worth the £34.50 I spent on it. It is perfect fitting, easy to adjust the straps, and altogether well made. The last one I bought was again in the sale (only time I can honestly justify the price) for £14.50 and it is a black Lace halter neck bra. This one has 0 clasps and I can not begin to explain the struggle I go through every time I try to wear it. You would think pulling it over your head would be easy but even with the straps adjusted loosely to their full potential, still it is difficult. But with that being said, it is a very attractive bra which can be easily pulled off as a bralet. Their bras are very nicely styled and long lasting but the practicality and pricing of them is ridiculous.
I've identified the following bras as being absolutely positively 10 on the cute scale. That means they are playful, fun and pretty darn sexy too. What more could a man want in a bra? They're also all from <a herf="http://www.focusonfashions.com/>Victoria's Secret</a>, which means you'll know where to find them if you want them. Seriously. This is almost too easy. Like shooting bras in a barrel.
Victoria's Secret is one of my favourite beauty stores and my guilty pleasure whenever I am in the States. Unfortunately they do not have any stores here yet selling the bras although they do have an outlet in Heathrow Terminal 5 selling their creams and lotions.
A little bit of history - Victoria's Secret was founded in 1977 by a man who felt embarrassed buying women's underwear and felt the need for something easier. It has now turned into a billion dollar company with sales surpassing $7billion in 2006. They are mainly know for their lingerie but also do a fabulous range of perfumes, creams and make up.
Like I said Victoria's Secret are mainly know for their fabulous bra range. Walking into one of their stores is like walking into a sensual French boudoir. The walls are wallpapered with stripy pink wallpaper and there is black trimming everywhere so very feminine and sexy. The changing rooms are lovely and big so you can try on the bras in comfort and there is always a very knowledgeable assistant around to help on sizing, etc.
When talking about their bras on their website, Victoria's Secret say , "The pretty parts, the perfect pieces. The hidden little qualities. We believe these elements really do make a difference. That's why we're relentless in our search for the very best materials, from underwire to padding to straps.
They do have really great fitting bras which I think is the key to getting the right one for you. The other thing I love is that they have really different and interesting bras, blending different colours and fabrics together to give you a unique product.
They do a number of different collections depending on what type of bra you are looking for. For example Angels by Victoria's Secret offer soft, beautiful bras with lovely little touches such as little bows and lots of lace. The Victoria's Secret "Angels" are their models and spokewomen. They first came onto the scene in 1999 and now the Angel trademark is used in a lot of their products.
Their Very Sexy bras are presented just like they sound, bras that are the height of glamour in sensuous satin and lacy lingerie. I find these bras to have a lot of push up action to them giving you are really great sexy cleavage.
Body by Victoria is another great range that I really like. These bras are generally made to be worn under t-shirts and are just made to be really comfy and easy fitting. The great thing is too that you can get them in so many styles too such a wireless, push up, racer back etc so there really is a bra for every possible occasion. They also come in just about every colour imaginable which is great too.
I would say the bras are a bit more expensive than your every day M&S variety but you do get what you pay for. For example a bra from their Very Sexy range will cost between $45 and $58, approximately £28 ish.
I suggest a visit when you're next in the US!
I too purchased three "Body by Victoria" bras and have had to return/exhchange two of the bras. I hand wash and drip dry, was fitted by the Victoria's Secret (VS) staff. The bras seem to come "unglued". I sent an email to VS customer service yesterday and was told "the manufacturers say the bras are made to last three to six months". Talk about making me the consumer angry - such shoddy workmanship and then not made to last - no more VS for me! They (VS) were good about exchanging the bras but what a waste of time and money!
I used to be a in store Victoria Secret fan. Over time, I noticed that once in a blue moon, a bra would be defective (wire comes/pokes out). And, yes it was w/in 30 days and never washed, I have enough to rotate bras. Recently, I purchased 5 of the "Body By Victoria" bras. First one, material started separating from sides(under arm area), exchanged. Results, all appeared to be defective batch, or just a bad make. Very Very poor customer svc. Bras were purchased w/in 30 days, receipts and tags I kept. They have said very bad things to me and think I keep buying same style bra, but I don't. I just happened to purchase all 5 w/in month. The $19.99 clearance is why. I also got matching panties for all at $5.99 each. I cannot get a resolution to this issue.
I agree with CM. I've worn Victoria's Secret bras for a decade or more -- the Body by Victoria brand. Loved 'em. Never had a problem with rashes - until now. The ones I've purchased this year have given me a terrible rash that itches and burns. All three of the new bras were Made in China. My old bras, that didn't give me a rash, were Made in Mexico. I've washed them and everything and they still give me a rash. VS is apparently using a new manufacturer in China. And it definitely has made a difference in their product quality. I cannot continue as a customer until they fix this problem. First toys, then dog food, baby formula -- and now my favorite bra! Too bad because I will not buy another until the label reads differently.
Beware Victoria's Secret Bras -- some have caused AWFUL and UNCOMFORTABLE rashes. I wore a Sheer Embrace bra one day and ended up with red, itchy rash, and my skin was very touch sensitive so wearing clothing was uncomfortable. The rash lasted over a week. Others have had the same experience with different types of VS bras. A lawsuit has been filed about this because there may be formaldehyde in the bras. This is happening to women who have never had skin allergies. I will not wear any VS bras anymore. BEWARE.
I felt compelled to write a review after my recent purchase of the Biofit Uplift bra. I wear a 34 C and this bra gave me very little support. Worst, the straps stretched out so fast that now it's like I don't even have any support at all, I might as well wear a spandex bra. This was the worst purchase ever. 50 bucks for this thing was not worth it.However...I love their Very Sexy strapless bra. It comes with straps so I wear them quite often. The only complaint about this bra is that even at the last hook, I still sometimes feel like i can't breathe. It is very tight around the chest so if you like your bras comfy, this may not be the one for you.
Victoria's Secret is the ultimate place to purchase your bra. This is not just because it is iconic, has some of the most beautiful women modelling its lingerie, has created the popular Victoria Secrets fashion show and tv show but also because the bras are great.
Victoria's Secret has every kind of bra you need - which is extremely important since we wear them daily. They blend the mix of practical and sexy into their designs and have created a more youthful and fun off shoot brand - 'Pink'. I really like the pink clothing range as it doesnt just include bras but also pjs, hoodies, jogging bottoms and shorts. It is a very cute and fun aspect of Victoria's Secret.
The bra range includes the useful and versatile body range, these bras are sculpted to bit perfectly with your body and be totally hidden under your clothing. I think these bras are great as they are extremely comfortable, they can be bought in the basic natural variety of colours and give a great shape.
The sexiness of Victoria's Secret bras is renowned and the lift, the style, the pattern and material all vary to make you feel sexy and great. I think Victoria's Secret best feature is the variety. They have so many collections that will suite all tastes. They also have a designer collection in stores where they have collaborated with designers like Calvin Klein, DKNY and Kenneth Cole to create some great one offs.
I love the style and glamour that you get with Victoria's Secret and the fact that you can always find a bra that fits perfectly. The staff are always a great help either finding what you need or with a measurement.
I think the pricing of Victoria's Secret is comparable with La Senza and other bra specialists, but it is not expensive when you consider the quality and design of the bra.
Victoria's Secret is so popular for a reason. The high quality bras are available in all styles and sizes making it a fabulous store all women can go to.
The bras that are made for women are not suitable for the human
body. They are either made with metal support or some type of
rubbber underneath to give it a snug fit. When bras are lined
all around with rubber elastic, they are actually producing a lot of
sweat that has no place to go. So the elastic gets rough and
forms little knobs after a while of its wear. This irritates a very
sensitive part of the female body. When I take my bra off, I
can see the ridges this elastic has caused. I think it actually impares the lymphatic circulation of the female breasts.
I have to put a terry cotton type cloth there to catch the sweat
just where the elastic is. Is there anyone sensible enough to
invent a bra that can be comfortable, healthy and not just looking sexy. I do believe that probably there are no women
that have input in the design of these bras. If you want my
help let me know. I am a retired nurse and have heard many
a patient complain obout those uncomfortable "sadistic", bras.
If you need help in a design of a healthy fitting bra, write to
me, and I will help you put it together.
I know that most people do not want to know about my underwear (well maybe you do, I don't know!) but read on anyway since you are already here....... Being female and in my mid twenties I have been forced to wear bras for quite some time now and have never really found a range that I liked. I have been through them all from the crap MacKays range (that are obviously made without a sizing sample or something as they never fit properly) to the expensive but quite comfy Ralph Lauren range. They all do the job to the best of their ability but none were a pleasure to wear. My sister went to California on holiday last year (yeah I'm jealous I know!) and came back with three new bras that she has practically worn to death - she bought them in a Victoria's Secret store where she found the staff to be really helpful with a great knowledge of bras and how each one supported etc etc. She got hers from the newest range that was out at the time and they were just perfect although a tad more expensive than the ones she normally bought in this country. On arriving home she wished she had gotten some more as she couldn't go back to her old crap UK bras. That is why I ended up getting involved in purchasing bras from Victoria's Secret too, "Get some and we will split the postage costs" - seemed like a good idea. US bras are sized differently to ours but it tells you on the website how to convert the sizes. I am poor (well I think I am anyway) so I ordered a couple from the ordinary range and some nice ones that were in the sale. In all my life I have never had a more comfortable bra, or one with a better fit than the couple I bought from the cotton range. They are great and you get them in loads of colours, with matching knickers too!! Victoria's Secret stuff is not sleazy in anyway - it is for normal folk like me (hey - I am normal ok!!). They do a few different ranges: Body Range - &qu
ot;everyday sexy" range with wide shoulder straps (although some don't have any straps!!). That's the ones my sister got and she loves them! Quite a wide range with different styles. Average $36 Very Sexy Range - more what you would wear when you were expecting/hoping to take your clothes off in front of someone other than your teddy bear. Limited range. Average $38 Miracle Bra Range - V/S's own brand of the wonder bra - pretty designs and pretty colours. Includes "liquid-lift" and "air-lift" bras! Average $38 Second Skin Satin Range - Nice bras in deep colours and different styles all made of nice shiny satin. Look really nice - might try these next! Average $30 Cotton Lingerie Range - Big range of nice simple cotton bras - after all you don't need a very sexy bra every day do you (or is it just me who is not lucky enough to?) - come in loads of colours with loads of different styles of matching knickers so you can be co-ordinated on even your plain-jane days. Average $22 T-Shirt Bra Range - speaks for itself really doesn't it. Average $28 The Emma Collection - not sure who Emma is or why she gets her own range but they look quite nice anyway. Average $26. I resent paying loads for bras - they are like socks, no one really sees them, they are just a necessity so why pay the earth for them? - and I am happy to report that the ones I got were not expensive in the slightest at about $22 which is only about £15 or so. The postage was quite expensive at $25 but what can you do? The real stinger came when we got smacked in the wallet by customs - cost us £40 to get the stuff from the carrier which was a real shame. I suppose I shouldn't really complain considering the amount of stuff I buy from US and don't get hit by customs but £40 is a lot of money when you are not expecting to pay it. All I need to do now is work out a money saving scheme for getting them shippe
d here, or save up and go on holiday to US!! In conclusion, buy a Victoria's Secret bra and you will never be able to walk into Mark & Spencer for a bra every again!!! :0) ps - their website is really nice and you can search availability by size or by style, as well as buy all the co-ordinating bits & bobs you need!!
I have never worn a bra myself (except for that one time back when I was thirteen and messing around in my mother's closet, but that is a completely different story). However, I can tell you that I know a great bra when I see and feel one. My wife switched over to the Victoria Secret Satin Miracle Bras when they came out and they are amazing. First of all, the cup portion of the bra is very soft to the touch. This is something that both my wife and I like. Moreover, the shape and design of the bra help to enhance my wife's figure. It acts like a "push up" bra, forcing her chest up and out and giving her chest a perfect, feminine shape. There is a definite difference in how clothes fit my wife and how men look at her (I should say ogle) when she is wearing this bra. My wife has told me that this feature also helps to relieve the stress on her back. I can't speak to that, but I can tell you that the straps are easy to do and undo. The only negative to the bras is that they are a bit expensive, about 20 to 25 £ each. However, in my humble opinion, they are well worth it.