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March 26, 2006

Nicky Wastson's breasts

Last week (yes, this is a delayed blog, I read the paper late at other people’s houses) the Sunday Star Times ran a really weird piece by Rosemary McLeod, all about Nicky Watson’s breasts. I obviously don’t read the right kind of magazine, because I had to Google Nicky Watson to find out who she was (model and “rugby fan” apparently). The article was accompanied by a photo of Nicky, in an outfit “designed to make other large-breasted women shudder”. The outfit didn’t leave much to the imagination, it’s true, but why would I shudder?

The point of the article seems to be that larger breasted women must put up with the problems caused by bras (which, according to Rosemary, include shoulder grooves, sweat beneath the underwire…) and wear them all day, every day. We are not even allowed to take them off for special occasions, when we want to look a little sexy.

It’s not as though Nicky could have worn a bra under the dress in question. Rosemary suggests a number with black lace and a pink rose on the front, but black lace and a rose would look ridiculous under peach chiffon with a “plunging” neckline. It was a gorgeous dress. It would be a shame to ruin it with a huge bra.

The article could have been about whether there are any bras that don’t cause the wearer such discomfort, or if not why not? And what alternatives are available for large breasted women who want to wear glamorous frocks? And is it really that goddamn awful to go braless, in this day and age? Instead she repeatedly admonished “poor little” Nicky, and quoted two experts saying that if she keeps going braless “they’re not going to stay like that”. It seems to be that they won’t stay like that forever, no matter what Nicky wears to the races. Which, in my opinion, is all the more reason to enjoy them now.

Meanwhile, in completely unrelated fashion news, I have new glasses. Yay! Glasses! Note the zebra stripes.


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Posted by Fionnaigh at March 26, 2006 02:18 AM | TrackBack
Comments

She could issue a photo collection of all the pictures of her that have been in the media lately and call it Nicky Watson's Greatest Tits

Posted by: dottie at April 11, 2006 07:28 AM