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Old 02-21-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Don't get me wrong, I like VS lingerie and pajamas--their flannel PJs are a rarity because they come in tall. And thank you to a tall CD "sister," ImportersWife, who recommended their sweaters to me. I bought a heathered green sweater with heavy fringe that I just love from VS.

But what the heck is this ugly swimsuit?

Victoria's Secret - Lace Cut-out One-piece

It's like some bad 80s flashback. I swear girls in junior high wore Bongo outfits in those same shades of coral and mint green. And the weird black lace inserts? Remnants of Madonna's Like a Virgin days.

Sometimes I think designers are just out of their minds. But they made this, and someone at Victoria's Secret said, "Oooh! LOVE!" And some women somewhere are going to buy this. Maybe the same women who buy those atrocious green clodhoppers in my other thread.

This is more my speed, with sunglasses and a big hat.

Victoria's Secret - The Beach Pant

Sadly, only their linen beach pants come in tall, and linen and I are mortal enemies.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Schaumburg
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I agree with you about the swimsuit! I guess the designers run out of ideas and repeat themselves every 20 yrs with a few modifications. I like the Jantzen brand of swimsuits. I actually got a few nice swimsuits that look like they're from the 1950s but nicely updated. Here is a picture of it, only on ebay now:

JANTZEN Retro Swimsuit Dress One Piece Size 4 NWT - eBay (item 160523986573 end time Feb-25-11 12:16:11 PST)

I like beach pants but those with the black and white look like pyjamas to me.

Not impressed with the quality of VS clothes, kind of similar to Newport News I think but more expensive.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: NC
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i may not always be terribly fashionable... but that has to be something they drug out of their 1986 catalog. LOL
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I knew the 80s were making their way back, but I was hoping it would be the classy stuff, not the fugly.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:16 PM
 
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I agree with you about the swimsuit! I guess the designers run out of ideas and repeat themselves every 20 yrs with a few modifications. I like the Jantzen brand of swimsuits. I actually got a few nice swimsuits that look like they're from the 1950s but nicely updated. Here is a picture of it, only on ebay now:

JANTZEN Retro Swimsuit Dress One Piece Size 4 NWT - eBay (item 160523986573 end time Feb-25-11 12:16:11 PST)
I like that. It has a cool retro look to it.


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I like beach pants but those with the black and white look like pyjamas to me.
LOL, they kind of do. I burn easily so I tend to wear a pareo, gauzy top, beach pants, etc., and hide in the shade.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:38 PM
 
Location: SWUS
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I'm patiently waiting for you to start linking the GOOD parts of the catalog
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Those are ugly overpriced swimsuits. I have bought many beautiful one piece swimsuits through thrift stores... for cheap too.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Schaumburg
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Actually, Jantzen still sells through Macys. I like them because they're not really skimpy,and they don't look like old lady ones.

I still buy a lot of bras at VS, good construction and material.

Search Results - Macy's
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:39 AM
 
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Those are ugly overpriced swimsuits. I have bought many beautiful one piece swimsuits through thrift stores... for cheap too.
I'm not wearing a used swimsuit.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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I'm not wearing a used swimsuit.
I agree. I'd happily make (read: torture myself) one vice buying used.

As for the swimsuit in the OP... with a different color-set, it could be gorgeous.
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