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Ordering from Victoria's Secret is like going on a blind date

HoneycurlsHoneycurls Posts: 1,889Registered Users
I ordered this...

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And I got...
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  • HoneycurlsHoneycurls Posts: 1,889Registered Users
    this...






    V322882_CROP1.jpg

    :angryfire:

    Even the model looks "toe-up" [sic] (tore-up/torn-up)

    When.will.I.learn.not to buy from Victoria's Secret. I already know her secret...her clothes are usually crap!!!!!

    They are actually selling them on the website now as the same sweater. I don't recall seeing that image when I placed the order, but regardless...which sweater are you selling???
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,177Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'm confused...aren't those the same tops?
  • damsel_flydamsel_fly Posts: 457Registered Users
    ^^ that's what I was going to post.

    They do look very similar. I think the first one has long sleeves and the second 3/4 sleeves.

    I don't usually get lacy sweaters because I worry how they will look after several washings.
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    It does not look as long either. I have had the same issues with them. I think their quality is bad bad bad.


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  • wonderdiana - shopaholic takes a napwonderdiana - shopaholic takes a nap Posts: 1,728Registered Users
    I've always had good luck with Victoria's. My only problem is I don't look like those models.
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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    Ugh. I totally understand! I bought a tank once and the quality was so crappy! And don't get me started on the skirtS I bought that were pure junk too.

    Then again, I have bought some fabulous things from VS too. I have this wonderful navy blue with gold beading silk dress that I got from VS.

    Definitely like going on a blind date. *shiver*
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  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
    I think the impression that the second one is shorter has to do with her arm being raised. It's the same top to me.
  • HoneycurlsHoneycurls Posts: 1,889Registered Users
    Josephine wrote: »
    I'm confused...aren't those the same tops?

    Look closely...no, it's not. And, clearly, the quality of the second one is inferior. It's very flimsy; you can tell by how it hangs differently than the one in the first picture.

    That said...I'm wearing it anyway, and it's actually kind of cute over a white cami and white shorts.

    Even if it were the same, the quality is not what I expected. In the first picture, it look much more substantial. The yarn it's crocheted with reminds me of the kind you use to make a newborn's blanket.
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  • HoneycurlsHoneycurls Posts: 1,889Registered Users
    I've always had good luck with Victoria's. My only problem is I don't look like those models.

    I get cute stuff some of the time; in fact, some of the other things in this order were keepers. It's a crapshoot, though.

    I get tired of everything being so sheer...another way to cut corners and quality, played off as "sexy."

    That's not necessarily a problem, BTW!
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  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    Personally I think it's the same top. Different models but more importantly different photoshoppers.
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    It's the same top. In one photo the lighting is better and it's probably been steamed so any wrinkling of the cheap fabric fell out. Probably some retouching of the pic. That's all.

    It takes some talent to shoot clothing and have it look more expensive than it is. That's the difference between the two pics, not the garment.
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    I also think it's the same top. The difference is that the second model took a nap in hers (at least that what it looks like). :geek:

    How are those linen beach pants working out for you? I keep coming back to them, but haven't pulled the trigger. I want to buy 3 pairs, but I don't need anymore pants. :disgust:
  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    I also think it's the same top. I think in the first picture they pinned the shirt in the back to make it less loose on the model.
  • SBNMSBNM Posts: 11Registered Users
    I don't think they are the same. The sleeves are clearly different lengths, and if you look really closely, you will see that the pattern is not the same. For example, the panel over the bust on the first sweater is solid, the panel on the second one is more sheer, much different. This may be what makes it look cheaper.
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    wild~hair wrote: »
    It's the same top. In one photo the lighting is better and it's probably been steamed so any wrinkling of the cheap fabric fell out. Probably some retouching of the pic. That's all.

    It takes some talent to shoot clothing and have it look more expensive than it is. That's the difference between the two pics, not the garment.

    This is what I was going to say. The lighting is different.
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  • emthefantasticalemthefantastical Posts: 962Registered Users
    It's the same top, just different modeling and lighting.

    The paneling in the top picture only looks different from the bottom because the model in the top picture is wearing a white bikini underneath, so the white is making it look like there is heavier stripes in the top. The model in the second picture is either wearing a nude bra or no bra, so you can completely see through to what appears to be skin.
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  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    SBNM wrote: »
    I don't think they are the same. The sleeves are clearly different lengths, and if you look really closely, you will see that the pattern is not the same. For example, the panel over the bust on the first sweater is solid, the panel on the second one is more sheer, much different. This may be what makes it look cheaper.

    It's a white bikini under the first versus a nude bra under the second.
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,860Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    V322882_CROP1.jpg V313040.jpg


    Is definitely the same top. The stripes are the same, right down to the yellow crocheted line along the bottom. They are wearing different things underneath them in both pics, but totally the same top.
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  • FreeCurlsFreeCurls Posts: 4,408Registered Users
    It's not the same top. Look at the stitching over the bosom. on th first sweater it's almost like a bikini top with a close-knit weave. Look at the same area on the seconde top the pattern of weave is different there are throughout the top. Kinda sucks to b duped like that. :(
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  • maria_imaria_i Posts: 1,761Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    IMO they are very similar, but def. not the same. Or the pictures are photoshopped differently.
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    Start from the bottom up and you can definitely see that it's the same. It's the lighting plus the first model wearing white underneath that makes it look different. Plus the top model is posed differently and is a bit fuller.
    por-que-no-te-callas.jpg
  • maria_imaria_i Posts: 1,761Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Maybe you are all right.
    It s the upper part what I see different, shoulders, breasts, arms, but not sure now.
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  • midgimidgi Posts: 2,409Registered Users
    It's the exact same top. :mrgreen:
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  • LAwomanLAwoman Posts: 2,949Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yep, I'm in the "same top" camp. Just differnent lighting, models, and what the model is wearing "underneath" that differs.
  • HoneycurlsHoneycurls Posts: 1,889Registered Users
    medussa wrote: »
    I also think it's the same top. The difference is that the second model took a nap in hers (at least that what it looks like). :geek:

    How are those linen beach pants working out for you? I keep coming back to them, but haven't pulled the trigger. I want to buy 3 pairs, but I don't need anymore pants. :disgust:

    Hahahaha, right? Who styled that shoot and approved that photo?

    I love my linen pants! I'd love them even more if I had a defined waist. Like with all pants, the fit is better when there is some tapering there.

    There is a difference between those two sweaters. You can see it across the breast. The white band there is solid, irrespective of the white bra underneath in the first pic. That may or may not be due to photo manipulation. Again, regardless, the sweater is not of the quality I was expecting, but it'll do because I haven't found anything that is more representative of what I was looking for.

    I'm wearing the sweater right now, and the sleeves barely reach my elbows without being scrunched up. And, I'm wearing the largest size because I wanted something slouchy and beachy.
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  • FreeCurlsFreeCurls Posts: 4,408Registered Users
    the tops are even different lengths and the stripes are different too!
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    FreeCurls wrote: »
    It's not the same top. Look at the stitching over the bosom. on th first sweater it's almost like a bikini top with a close-knit weave.
    Are you talking about the white bikini top she's wearing beneath the shirt?
  • kat180kat180 Posts: 6,280Registered Users Curl Novice
    Yeah I thought they were slightly different too, because looks like a closer knit over the bust in the first picture but if you look carefully you can see it is actually the white bikini underneath making it appear that way.

    The second pic it is more rumpled like needs an iron lol and the way the second girl is standing raises the neckline as well, but if you compare the pattern it is exactly the same.
  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Same top.

    Modeled differently, in different lighting, and the whole white bikini thing.

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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Same top. I think the models are different sizes and are wearing different undergarments, but it's the same top.
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