Lighting in Clothing Stores

Lighting in Clothing Stores

Cherrylane Cherrylane
I just got back from the local VS where I attempted to try on some lingerie they had. Having recently lost weight and generally loving the way I've been looking these days, I thought it would be a good time to try things like that on... BIG MISTAKE. The fluorescent lighting in the dressing room was as harsh as I have ever experienced. The shadows it cast on my body were horrifying. I have never felt like I had so many blemishes on my body. And to make matters worse, nothing fit well anyways. My 34D boobies somehow managed to look small, 26 inch waist thick. It was mortifying! I left as soon as possible and didn't buy a thing, even though I know the only thing truly wrong was that the lighting was terrible.

Have you ever had a horrible experience trying on clothes that you knew was just due to bad lighting?

I've always wondered why stores don't invest in flattering light... I feel like they'd probably sell more clothes that way lol. Especially places like VS where everything you try on is particularly revealing. What do you think?
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Cherrylane Cherrylane
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
I just got back from the local VS where I attempted to try on some lingerie they had. Having recently lost weight and generally loving the way I've been looking these days, I thought it would be a good time to try things like that on... BIG ...
Ok so clearly this didn't inspire any interest when I posted it a week ago but I thought an update was necessary.

Today I revisited VS but at a different store location in my city. The dressing room they put me in was also in a different location in the store.

OH MY GOD WHAT A DIFFERENCE. It was amazing how much difference the lighting made in comparison to the first store, where the lighting had been unusually bright, harsh, direct, and threw weird shadows all over me. I was actually able to find things I liked despite the fact that I'm now between a 34D and 32DD so nothing fit me perfectly. I still felt like I looked WAY better than I did when I tried things on last week. There were at least three different sets I'd love to have, if I had like 300 dollars to spare on pricey lingerie lol.

So. I ask again. Have any of you experienced this type of situation? Do you think stores should make flattering lighting a priority in their dressing rooms?
12/13/2011
badk1tty badk1tty
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
I just got back from the local VS where I attempted to try on some lingerie they had. Having recently lost weight and generally loving the way I've been looking these days, I thought it would be a good time to try things like that on... BIG ...
If it fit fine, and you knew it was just the lighting, then..I guess I don't see the problem.
12/13/2011
Missmarc Missmarc
I don't find lighting to be much of a problem. I do think most stores, their mirror make you look skinnier.
12/13/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
Quote:
Originally posted by badk1tty
If it fit fine, and you knew it was just the lighting, then..I guess I don't see the problem.
Because in the mirror, it will look terrible. So even if you *feel* like it fits, you don't know if you actually look *good* in it.

And it's great when you can confirm it's the lighting or figure out a way to bypass it.

I, at least, do not have the balls to purchase something that I felt looked horrible on in the store, even if I suspect the lighting is at fault.
12/13/2011
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