Suhad Shtayyeh
Amman, September 25, 2016
by Suhad Shtayyeh

We Took The Victoria’s Secret Sports Bra For A Test Drive and This is What Happened!

Victoria’s Secret opened its sexy doors to Amman yesterday. A full-fledged flagship store filled chock-a-block with all things Victoria’s Secret. Stocking everything from their iconic bras, to sportswear and the younger line PINK (which we all buy anyway regardless of age!)

I decided to give the Victoria’s Secret lightweight strappy sports bra a test drive and this is what I found.

The general overall experience at the Victoria’s Secret boutique was pretty fantastic. Sizes were available, clearly marked and tidily displayed, we wouldn’t have expected less from VS really. What was perhaps less enjoyable was my bra fitting experience, a really lovely lady gently explained to me that I was definitely not a 34B, but much smaller… She kindly avoided eye contact with me, so I could feel sorry myself in private.

I am pleased to inform you that I christened the till at Victoria’s Secret in City Mall, the first one to willingly part with my money to Al Shaya group. I walked out of there will a huge grin on my face, and many shopping bags.

Next stop, home, to change into my goodies and head to the gym. Firstly, I would like to thank Victoria’s Secret for not putting those insanely large clothing tags on the inside of their garments. I hate them, even when I cut them off they still itch.

I looked at the bra and realized that there was no bra fastening… Hmmm this is going to be interesting. There are some bras that you need to wrestle into, so I was gearing up for a fight. To my surprise it was really easy to wiggle into.

Looking at myself in the mirror I was pleased to see two breasts and not the uni-boob famously created by some sports bras. This bra has great moulded cups that are soft enough to move with your body. Have you ever felt like wonder woman with stiff pads that just sit there…

I also felt quite attractive in my bra, the straps across my chest allowed for the neckline of the bra to be a little lower but still keeping it modest. The adjustable straps were easy to use. I think the smartest thing about this bra is that the straps are thick enough where it matters. There is nothing worse than a thin bra strap that digs into your skin. But we still don’t need Maidenform-style straps everywhere… The skinny straps in the front of the bra were attractive, the straps across the shoulder were functionally thicker. Love it so far.

Off to the gym I go…I am a small person, and what I lack in bra size I make up for in stamina. I will be giving this bra a run for its money, literally.

My personal training session involved a variety of poses that twisted and turned my body to no end. At no point did my bra ride up, bunch up or annoy me in anyway. Actually I forgot about it…The best kind.

After that I jumped on the treadmill and the support was great. Not too constricting, I didn’t feel like I was in a straight jacket. Once again I totally forgot about the bra. My final test of a good bra is how good it is at moisture wicking. I genuinely sweat like a pig, peeling my clothes off after gym class can feel like I just got out of the pool with my clothes on. What I hate most about that is sometimes the bra sticks to my skin making it hard to get out of… Not an issue here. Once the bra was off I was curious to know how much sweat it carried. This bra was wet but not soaking which was my final test. To be honest this bra passed every single test with flying colors. It’s a really great sports bra, and speaking of colors, the combinations they offer are pretty amazing too ! Rush over to your Victoria’s Secret and buy a couple, you won’t regret it…


Sep 25, 2016