The Guardian reviews the history (herstory?) of Rigby & Peller, a British fashion institution. A nugget:
The tides of fashion may have ebbed and flowed, but one movement has been constant: Kenton has seen the British bust grow and grow. “In my mother’s day, there was nothing bigger than a C cup. If you were bigger than a C, you’d have to have something made for you. When Harold and I first got D and DD in 1970, we were over the moon. We had to buy them from America. Now women are much fuller in the cup and narrower around the back.” The average woman is 36C, and Rigby & Peller stocks bras up to a J.