Hello lovelies!!! I had an amazing comment from a fabulous reader on size questions about Torrid’s lingerie and intimates section, so I decided to go in store and figure out what fit!! I hope this is super helpful for you, and that you can purchase with confidence having more knowledge going in to your shopping!
As you probably know, my belly is my most prominent feature, so though I wear a size 1 in Torrid tops, I actually wear a size 2 in bottoms! When you go in store you cannot try on their panties in the dressing room, which makes sense, but you can try on swim suits, so I started there. I have only awesome things to say about their fit and options, and I seriously walked out with 3 stuffed bags!! ( they were having a HUGE semiannual sale and so I got swim separates for like $4!!)
I was happy to discover I was a larger bra size than I thought, and they have excellent size options. I seriously mean that. I went to Walmart a few weeks ago because my bras were literally falling apart, and I wanted a 40- which is the measurement of how big around the band under the bra is. They had like one 40 A and it fit soooo weird, and I hated it. So I basically gave up on ever finding a great bra that wouldn’t hurt or give me mega size boobs.
Fast forward to this past weekend, and ta-da! My bra doom days were over! Not only did Torrid have size 40, but they also had cup size B, which was practically IMPOSSIBLE to find on Amazon. ( I did buy 1 on Amazon but it digs into my boozies in the front). Anyway, so they had a ton of bra sizes, with a ton of cups to go along with them! I found that a 40 C worked best for me. Because of my boozie shape, I think I will always have a slight amount of side boob, but with Torrid’s bras, it’s basically invisible.
They have a really good height and thickness on the side of the bra, which gives some control to eliminate rolls. The straps are really adjustable, and they also have bra extenders available so if they don’t carry your size you can make one work. I was so happy to see such a large variety of sizes, and that their quality is amazing. Seriously, these bras are better than Victoria’s Secret, and more affordable too!
They start at 36″ band size, and go to 48″, with cup size B-DDD and then F and G. You can look on their website for a fit guide where they teach you how to find your cup size! You can read their fit guide here. You can also have a bra fitting in store too if you are worried or have questions!
Bra Types and Price
There are a lot of different types of bras available, I was just so happy with the push up style and fit and how awesome it made me look that I bought 6 push up bras! I wanted one that made my boozies look awesome, but that was comfortable and didn’t have weird pinching things or bizarre clasps. I also wanted one that would actually provide support, and not just be a t shirt. Some people really like the t shirt style bra, but for me if I’m going to wear a bra, it has to actually do something for me.
Torrid has strapless, pushup, sports and fancy lacy bras available. They have cotton or lace styles, and have different shapes to the top of the cups, like added lace, more coverage over the breast etc. I didn’t really care about the level of coverage, but more about the fit. I bought all Demi push up bras. I think there are slight differences in the straps and cup coverage, but they all fit really well, and I’m very happy with them.
Another feature on the bras that I really love is the back clasp. Each clasp has 3 clips going up and down, sometimes 4, and then 3 size options going right to left. I found that the thicker strap and 3 clasp eliminated the back roll that I would get with my other awful bras. It feels awesome to look and see a perfectly smooth and streamlined back! And with the thicker bands I felt like I was really getting great support.
I wore one of my new bras all day today, and loved it. The only negative was that I actually had to have good posture so the underwire didn’t press into my sensitive belly. But I need to have better posture anyway so this negative in reality is actually a positive. I loved that the straps had a really big range of adjustability, and how soft the fabric was. I also felt sexy walking around knowing how pretty my bra was! That may sound silly, but it’s so fun to have something beautiful on and it gives you some extra confidence!
Since my belly is my most prominent body part, that affects the bottoms that I wear. I tried on swim bottoms, and the size 2 fit the best. They were a little tight, but you don’t want your swim suit to fall off! Because the 2 fit in swim, I was confident the panties size 2 would also fit. I asked the sales associate about it just in case, and she said they were consistent in sizing. Thankfully she was right, and now I have 5 pair of perfectly fitting absolutely beautiful and sexy bottoms.
I think it might be a standard sale but you buy 3 panties/thongs, and you get 2 free, but I haven’t checked before, so next time you shop there, let me know if they still have this deal! I got some that matched the bras I selected, so not only do I have cute and sexy separates, but now I have cute lingerie sets!
I was looking for a g-string thong, but only found a thicker thong. The fabric that goes between the cheeks is about 3/4″, so not a string, but when I tried them on at home I was happy to see that it looks wicked sexy! I also felt like it looked really classic and a bit more fancy, so that is fun!
I also really liked that the bottoms come up a little higher on the belly, but not like high waisted, just that they offered better coverage. Lingerie bottoms I have purchased in the past go really low in the front which not only creates a really uncomfortable fit, but also not a very sexy one. (It just looks so awkward!) Another feature that I really like about Torrid’s intimate bottoms is the elastic that holds them up. It isn’t thick and tight, but thin and dainty and allows for a lot of room to stretch.
I really hate things pressing hard on my belly, so the loose elastic and thin silky smooth fabric felt so dreamy on my poor belly! (Some of my chronic conditions cause intense swelling and pain in my belly) I also like how the thin fabric and elastic make it feel like you aren’t wearing anything! I definitely feel sexy in each of the bottoms I purchased!
Not only did they have the silky lingerie type bottoms, they also have more traditional cotton styles, and you can have a thicker waist band if you want. They have some really cute prints with a variation of fits- cheeky, hipster etc. I love the variety Torrid offers. I felt like I had all the options for bras and panties that you would find at a Victoria’s Secret, except I am happier with the quality of Torrid’s selection!
I found a beautiful hot pink chemise lingerie dress in the clearance section! Score!!! yay! It’s stretchy and beautiful, and like the rest of their items, fit true to size. Knowing what size you are makes it so much easier to shop with confidence! I’m so happy I did this investigation, now I can watch sales and look for great deals and be able to purchase final sale items without having to worry!
They had a few different lingerie options in store, tight fitting chemise dress styles, babydoll sets, matching bra and panties, and sexy lace bralettes. If you go online they have even more options. There are garter options, which I personally think are super sexy and fun, and fancy silky robes. They even have bustiers, corsets, and short petticoats.
Their lingerie prices are like the rest of their prices, a bit high but fair. The quality is amazing, so you really do get your money’s worth. Their babydoll sets are about $55, bralettes range from $28-32, and the most expensive piece I found was $57, for a robe of all things. So check the materials and the description. I have never felt like Torrid was charging outrageous prices for garbage product. Do I think they are expensive? Yes, for my budget. But do I think it’s worth it? yes! I will only be buying my intimates from Torrid in the future.
I also signed up for their customer rewards, which is basically like a grocery savings card where you get discounts. This will also send me an email letting me know about their sales, like their amazing semiannual sales. Seriously ladies, it was worth driving over 3 hours to go to this store! We went to Phoenix for other things, but it would have been worth it just to shop that sale.
I am now a huge believer and fan of Torrid’s intimates being great quality, comfortable, and beautiful. The prices are very comparable to other lingerie options, but are better quality. The fit is consistent with their other items across the store, so if you know your size in leggings or other bottoms, then you know your size in their intimates.
I had so much fun going shopping for this review and putting it all together for you. My old bras were seriously disgraceful, and I’m so glad I went shopping to buy new ones! I feel like I took the “treat yo’ self” motto a little too seriously! I hope your shopping experience for intimates is as fun and awesome as mine was. And if you can’t make it in store, Torrid has excellent options online, complete with really fast 3 day shipping!
I want to hear your thoughts! Are you going to go buy yourself some new beautiful things? Have you found the perfect style bra? I love hearing your stories and opinions, it’s so fun to connect with you!