A few days ago, I went to Victoria's Secret to buy a couple slips to wear to bed. My trip was successful - I found two pretty, very feminine slips that are much more comfortable than pajamas, and sexier too. The nicest one was on the clearance rack, and was the last one of that particular style, color, and fabric in the store. Unfortunately (or so I thought initially), it was an extra-small size. It was beautiful, and my husband loved it, so I decided to try it on and see if a miracle would occur. Surprisingly enough, it fit perfectly!
This leaves me with the question: How on earth did an extra-small piece of lingerie fit on my body? Have I shrunk? Not likely, after having two children. While I am still thin, my husband's hands no longer span my waist. (For anyone who is wondering, I am very proud that his average-sized hands used to be able to circle my waist with fingers and thumbs touching on each side. That's something I'll tell my grandchildren.)
No, the difference isn't with my body shape. The most likely explanation is that Victoria's Secret has tinkered with the sizes to make fat women feel better. The chubsters are more likely to shop there if it gives them the irrational delusion that they're beautiful sex kittens. The store hasn't sunk low enough yet to offer size 16 lingerie, but they may be headed in that direction.