Well this could go either way.
Frustrated by her difficulty finding supportive swimwear, Christina Hendricks has claimed she’s creating her own line of swimwear for big boobed women. Hell, if I were in a position to I’d do the same.
But I’m torn. On one hand, the thought of a (presumably) 50′s-inspired swimwear range for women with curves is Very Interesting Indeed – and while in the last few years retailers Freya and [especially - check out this beaut to a K cup] Panache have blazed a trail for DD+ swimwear, there’s still work to be done before finding a perfect bikini beyond an E cup becomes easy.
But on the other, I can’t help but think the self-confessed *cough cough* DD cup will fall in to the same old predictable trap, and put her name to a range that – in terms of good fitting – doesn’t come close to being able to support her.
As gorgeous as she is, Hendricks is as close to DD cup as I am to world domination. Which – as much I’d like it to be otherwise – is not very close at all. And unless her swimwear line embraces the letters her cups so visibly strain to be in, her swimwear line is going to be Not Very Interesting In The Slightest.
Sure, I like retro swimwear as much as the next person. But another product promoting DD dogma in the face of overwhelming proof of the life beyond H? Another product ‘solving’ problems that can be solved with better understanding of fit and sizing? Another product keeping women in their A-DDs and chasing maximum profit over perfect fit? I’m sorry Christina, but I think I’ve already had enough to last me a lifetime.
But I’m just a cantankerous old lingerie blogger. What do you think?