3 Strategies for Shopping Online at Victoria's Secret

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Shopping at Victorias Secret

Ahh... Victoria's Secret. What was once a small lingerie store in San Francisco is now a mall staple and a haven for college girls. We love it because of its cute decor, sexy bras and comfy loungewear. Also, if you're lucky enough or go to a big enough school, PINK's Collegiate Collection has some awesome school-spirited merchandise that's much cuter than your average bookstore fare!

However, shopping in a VS store can sometimes be a pain- dressing rooms are often packed and sizes are missing everywhere. Want to avoid those problems? Shopping at VictoriasSecret.com is your solution! Here are three tips to keep in mind when shopping online at Victoria's Secret:

Try it On In-Store- Then Buy Online:

Victoria's Secret Store Front

While this may not be a tip for Victoria's Secret online store, this has definitely made my shopping experience at VS more fruitful. Every time I go into VS, I try on at least half a dozen bras, but I can never seem to find any in the color I want!

A few years ago, I'd just buy the last clementine-colored tee-shirt bra and try to ignore how visible it was under a white tee, simply because the store I went to was out-of-stock in the colors I wanted. Now I know to try whatever bra on in the store first, then actually purchase it online! They'll most likely be in stock in your size and color, so you won't have to regret your in-store purchase later. Plus, if they are out-of-stock, you'll be first to know when that particular bra is available to ship!

Wait for Steals and Offers:

Victorias Secret Specials

I literally get about five emails a week from VS about their latest deals and steals. For the week of the 25th of January, I saw they offered $15 off orders of $100, an offer better than free shipping, as bras at Victoria's Secret can run $50 each! Also, they often offer deals like 2/$40 bras and 5/$25 panties, so definitely check out the sales+specials page. Basically, if you're thinking of buying a new bra, sign up for their mailing list and wait for these 'steals,' as you'll end up saving lots of money.

Pay Attention to Sizing:

Victorias Secret sizing

I, perhaps naively, thought that if I was a 34B at Victoria's Secret then I would fit into all of their 34B bras. Imagine my surprise when I received two bras of the same size that fit me completely differently!

VS bras have different levels of padding: from "lightly lined," which has no padding, to Level 5- Ultimate Lift. Different levels of padding definitely affect how a bra fits. If you have the opportunity, figure out what size you are in each of their padding levels- so next time, when you shop for bras online, you'll be able to order each in the correct size!

What other tips do you have for shopping at Victoria's Secret online?

What have your experiences been? Tell me everything in the comments!