T he average bra size in Britain is 36D. Obviously, this is a great thing. GG is large. But, the advent of a fashion company that begins at a C cup tells us a lot about how fashion treats tits generally.
In fashion, being anything above a C cup is novel. That she has the biggest of them all seemed significant. Because breasts are difficult to dress, apparently. During couture week in , Jourdan Dunn was left out of the Dior show because of her size.
Speaking from experience, as a non-model, it can be difficult to dress and shop if you are bigger than a C cup. It feels like breasts are a subject often left out of body-image discussions, especially when it comes to clothes. I have a friend with very large breasts and an astounding, 5ft 8in athletic body. For this reason, she only ever shops alone, and told me that she had never owed a designer item of clothing, because nothing she had tried on had fitted properly.
What a shame that, because of the way most high-street stores have designed their womenswear — the result of filtering catwalk looks into something wearable — she ends up having to buy three sizes bigger than she actually is. They matter to me, whether I enjoy admitting it or not. Unless I stick to my uniform of slouchy, crew-neck T-shirts often from Topman, rather than Topshop , it can be hard to avoid them looking … weird. Fashion designers still — despite the negative press, the inquiries and the genuine enthusiasm of some editors for doing their bit to try and instigate change — design for miniature, thin-hipped, tiny-busted girls with child-like bodies, because they believe the clothes hang better on them.
Being an exception to the rule. That is the blueprint, and it ignores things like a 36D average bra size. These collections may claim to be affordable, too, but their limited production lines make them unaffordable for some people. Most women just want to shop and find things within their budget that look nice and fit well. If only it were that simple. This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative.
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