A curvy woman has wrote to Victoria’s Secret claiming she was made to feel uncomfortable about her size when recently visiting one of their stores.
Abbie Walsh-Greenfield, 20, wrote an open letter to the lingerie chain, on her blog.
She wrote: “Stores like this don’t intimidate me. Walking around this store is the same as walking around the next.
“I didn’t feel uncomfortable by the lack of XL’s (I actually don’t believe that I saw one in that size, anyway), nor by the 5 X-Smalls, 4 Smalls, 2 Medium, 1 Large and 0 X-Large ratio that seemed to be a common theme on the rails around the store. It wasn’t even that, that had bothered me.”
As she walked around round the store, she says that one of the shop assistants walked past her “average sized friend” and said to her: “Hi.. Are you aware of the sizing in this store?”
She said it left her feeling uncomfortable, so she left.
She wrote: “I don’t actually know what the sales assistant meant by her comment, but surely there’s no two ways about it.
“I can’t even imagine another sentence that she could have tried to say.”
Ms Walsh-Greenfield said: “I know I am not a small person and I think that is why she said it.
“I was going to go back and complain but I did not want to put myself in that store.”
In a statement, a Victoria’s Secret spokesperson said: “Victoria’s Secret expects that all customers be treated with respect.
“We are reaching out to the customer and will take the appropriate actions as we’re committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcome in our stores.”