Dear @Victoria’sSecret: Stop Discriminating Against Big Boobs

//Dear @Victoria’sSecret: Stop Discriminating Against Big Boobs

Dear @Victoria’sSecret: Stop Discriminating Against Big Boobs

I have big boobs. I wear a 34DD. It is extremely challenging to find a bra that fits me, so when I walked into Victoria’s Secret and found this bra, I was psyched.



I know, I look like Madonna circa 1985 here. Anyway, it took the saleswoman a few tries to find my size.

“Is it a popular size?” I asked her.

“Oh yeah,” she said “They sell quickly. It’s actually my size too.”

That made me feel a little bit better. I am self-conscious about my chest, so hearing that she was the same size comforted me. Then came the difficult part. Bras are generally quite expensive so I asked her: “how much is this one?”

“39.50,” she replied.

Then I found the tag. It read 42.50.

I showed it to her and she replied (with a sigh) “Oh that’s right, it’s a double that’s why it’s three dollars extra.”

I stood there in shock for a moment.

“It’s not fair, they’re discriminating against us because we have big boobs.” She said with a small chuckle.

Though she was half-joking, the saleswoman was right. Are women with big breasts being singled out here? It can’t take that much extra fabric to make a DD bra than a regular D. Bras are expensive enough as it is. Do they really need to charge an extra three dollars because the cup size is slightly larger? It seems a bit unfair.

In the end, I bought the bra, but I still feel badly about it. It feels like I am supporting a theory that having big boobs should cost you more. I am paying more to have a curvy body. I don’t condone this and I think Victoria’s secret should make one style of bra the same price double cup or not.

Are you with me?

By | 2015-08-24T12:34:43+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|7 Comments


  1. Lindsay Holmes August 24, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Bra shopping is depressing. I can never find one that fits comfortably. 38DD and every moment is agony.

  2. MsWalton August 24, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Victoria’s Secret lost me years ago when I realized that they were never going to create straps thick enough for C & D cup bras. What’s the point in having larger cup sizes if the straps are still thin?? Ridic, lol!

  3. Melina Leigh August 24, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Getting a breast reduction is the best thing I have ever done! It’s so much easier to bra shop as a C than a DDD! Not to mention the lack of back and shoulder pain, or shoulder indentations from carrying those puppies around!

  4. Melanie Surani August 24, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    *tears out hair a little bit* Yes! I’m either a 34DD or 32E and it’s damn near impossible for me to find the size I need in a style that doesn’t scream “medical support”. But then when I went to Marks and Spencer in Edinburgh, I looked all of ten seconds and found several appropriately sized bras. When I tried them on, I narrowed down the ones that looked the cutest and bought 5 in one trip. That’s never happened here in the US. Plus, they were all roughly $20 a piece.

  5. Mary Rowen August 24, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    I’ve almost given up on bras completely. Before kids, I never seemed to have much trouble finding ones that fit, but as soon as I got pregnant with the first kid, everything changed. Since then–and I should mention that my youngest kid is now almost 14–I can’t find a bra that fits properly. Most of the time, I just go with the stretchy, non-supportive ones made for sleeping or something, but they don’t work when I get dressed up. And forget Victoria’s Secret. IMO, they’re only in the market to produce bras that look attractive to people who aren’t wearing them 🙂

  6. Tania August 26, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    I have thought this my whole life! Thank you for this post!
    Are they not saving the extra fabric on the A’s and B’s that they make??

    They don’t pay less because they have small boobs, so why should we pay more!? It’s horrible! I think in the end it all evens itself out. I don’t want to pay more for something I dread doing in the first place!?

    I also agree with the comment about the straps not being big enough. If you’re going to make a bra, make it right.
    I love this post!

  7. Raylynn beYOUdesignsut August 31, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I totally agree!!!!!! It’s hard enough to deal with the physical side effects of busty curves, but when the social side effects include paying buckets of money at a place like Vicky’s and the humiliation that goes along with it, what’s the point? Great article!

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