Itty Bitty Titty Club

Victoria’s Secret…the women’s lingerie mecca.  I haven’t been to a Vicki’s by choice for years because to me it always meant frustration and serious consideration of a boob job in the dressing room. 

If I got a gift card for it, I usually cringed, then darted in for panties and got out.  Once my mom figured out that I didn’t like Vicki’s all that much, she just stopped giving me those cards.

Today, though, I went back.  And in just three minutes they almost lost the sale.

You see, I was measured a long time ago – and not much has changed – and was told I was a 34AA.  At that time they had all of two bras in AAs and I hated them.  They were essentially training bras!  Little boobs deserve pretty things too damnit! 

Today I went in with hope that their selection of AAs has expanded and also with insider information that their Pink line has smaller cups than their regular bras.  So I went and grabbed a few of those and then asked the sales girl which of their bras they carried in AA. 

She said she only had one, the Miraculous bra, which was pretty heavily padded, but you “can’t really tell once you get it on and it’s just meant to proportion you and make you look like you’re supposed to look.”

Excuse me?!  Did she just say what I think she said? 

Call me crazy, but I think if I was “supposed” to look a certain way, I would look that way.  I thought I was just asking for a damn cup that fit, not a critique of my body.  I thought of this Operation Beautiful post-it I saw yesterday… 

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And yeah, that’s where they almost lost the sale. 

But, “build a new lingerie wardrobe” is on my 101 list and I decided part of my tax refund is going toward that because I really need some new stuff right about now.  So, into the dressing room my high hopes and I went. 

The Miraculous bra was just about as awesome as duct taping those tomato pin cushions to my chest would be. 

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Anyway, can you say, “false advertising?”  Let’s be honest, the girls are for the boys (and eventually, the babies) and wearing a super padded bra is just awkward at a certain point. 

I spent a few years feeling self-conscious about my [lack of] boobs, but as I’ve gotten older and more comfortable with my body, it’s not even something on my mind and if it WERE an issue for someone else, he wouldn’t be the right person for me anyway. 

Besides the rude sales girl (and now I really wish I had said something so maybe in the future she will think before she speaks and realize that not everyone with itty bitty titties wants to change them…and, oh yeah, also to just make her feel awkward), my trip to Vicki’s was not as traumatizing as I remember and I even found a few bras I liked. 

I wanted different colors than they had available, so I went online and ordered the Pink Wear Everywhere Bra (x3) and Pink Scoopneck Plunge Demi Bra.  Plus, with the code: SHIPBRA11, they are offering free shipping on any order that includes a bra until midnight tonight!  Talk about good timing!

I finally feel like one of the “cool” girls who can shop at Vicki’s, while still being in the company of these sexy women who are also proud members of the itty bitty titty club:

***Update:  I actually sent my experience (which also included the fact that the sales girls failed to mention a bigger selection of IBT bras available online) because I thought they should know from a customer service and brand perspective (since store associates are an extension of their brand) and got a prompt response with an offer of a 30% coupon.  Too late to apply to what I’ve already ordered, but a decent customer service recovery.

3 thoughts on “Itty Bitty Titty Club

  1. Good for you for speaking up. :) Sometimes sales people are totally clueless, I’ll have to tell you sometime about my mortifying shoe shopping trip.

    As far as bras go, I’m a 32D and I also struggle to find them. I do like push-up bras, but then B knows what I have and doesn’t care what I wrap the goods up in. ;)

    Still, this is the second blog post today that I’ve read with people making disgusting comments to someone about their body. I don’t know what’s wrong with people anymore. I’d have probably thrown the bra in her face and told her to stuff it where the sun don’t shine. But, your maturity got you a 30% coupon. Much better result. Hopefully just as satisfying.

    • I hate when you talk about your boobs! Haha. I definitely am okay with what I have, but wouldn’t be mad about a little more. The bras I ordered have a little something extra (without adding the +2 cup sizes of that Miraculous bra).

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