three bras purchased over six months from three different stores emit a strange chemical odor that doesn't show up until the pad fabric interacts with body heat. This is not a body odor issue, the smell comes directly from only the pad/foam fabric and no other parts of the bra.

The company will not acknowledge there is a problem with materials and continues to sell this product.

Each bra costs over 45 dollars, this is an expensive problem so buyer beware. I want to inform other consumers so they are aware of the issue and make their own decisions about whether or not to give their money to Victoria Secret.

Product or Service Mentioned: Victorias Secret Bra.

Monetary Loss: $135.

Do You Have Something To Say ?
Write a review


Terms of Service
Post Comment

I am having the same problem. Bra smelled strongly of chemicals so I let it air out 24 hours, still smelled so I washed it and let it air dry still smells.

Tried to wear it and smell made me sick. Returning it.


I just bought 5 bras...same thing. I washed them and they still smell. It's awful.


I have yet another stinky bra. It is a Where Everywhere Lightly Lined.

One thing that I noticed is that this stinky bra was Made in Sri Lanka.

Several other PINK bras that I own (some same style &purchased same time) were made in Indonesia and Vietnam do not stink. I never checked where the previous stinky bras were made.


It smells like burnt hair!! The smell on the normal bras usually go away after o wash them but I recently bought 2 PINK ultimate sports bra and they WREAK.

I soaked one in vinegar last night and I smelled the it OVER the vinegar smell.

I’ve just been dousing them in perfume before I wear them(which is every day)and dealing with it. After all they were $25 each


Mine are the same. It is a weird chemical smell.

Also does anyone else have breast pain?

Or discomfor? Idk if it’s just me but I feel like I’m having discomfort.


I will be returning my daughter's PINK bra tomorrow. It came out of the washer smelling like a cross between urine and burnt popcorn. Washed it again and it still stinks.

to LA #1584771

Update- I returned the bra without a receipt. They were able to pull it up by the debit card I used.

I was able to exchange it. Daughter wears new bra one time and it already stinks. She got a little sweaty in gym.

Washed it this morning and still stinks. Going to take it back.


My 2 sports bras smell like perm solution! I have washed them over and over and nothing helps.

What a waste of money! I am taking them in to the store tomorrow and making the manager smell them!


Here I was thinking I had a medical condition!!!


I have the same problem, primarily with the sports bras. The smell is horrible and like the above review, it has nothing to do with body odor.

Disappointing to say the least, as they are not cheap. I wish I had read these reviews before purchasing, as I would never have bought them!


Same thing happed with Soma bras purchased 5/27/18.


Yes!! I just tried soaking my bra and it will still not come out!


i have the same problem with my VS bras. I work outside and when I sweat the odor is horrible from the bra. I love their bras but cant wear them and sweat, no other bra does this.


I have also purchased several bras from Victoria secrets at $52 a piece and the moment I get hit the bras have this offensive smell. It’s not me, the smell is in the bra padding.

It’s gross! They need to address the issue!!!!!!


I’ve purchased 5 bras since November 2017 from VS online (if that matters) and all five including two from a order that had arrived this last week all smell like chemicals. I’ve contacted customer service about this today after airing the new ones out for a few days with the smell still lingering, The lady I spoke with was rather rude and told me she hasn’t heard any types of complaints about a chemical smell.She only told me to send them back and receive a replacement or refund, i’ll be returning store the two that I just purchased.The other three from November I had thrown away because one of them literally smelled like *** after me washing it one time. This is ridiculous.


I've been going crazy thinking it was coming from me! Thanks for the validation it is the damn material!


I bought two bras from VS pink.They we're fine in the beginning but as I began washing them they have a strong smell, almost like pee.I can't wear them without me smelling piss.Beery frustrating as these are my only bras after having my daughter


I thought it was me, and I have the same problem out of my padded bras from VS. It's not me, and I only smell it in their bras. I can wash them and smell it as soon as they touch my skin.


Same issue with all my 3 sport bras


Same issue, thought my dog peed on the bra so I washed 3 times since and still smells

You May Also Like