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Curvy Christina Hendricks: It's 'hard' to find a bathing suit

June 29, 2011 at 12:27 PM ET

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Too busty for most swimwear? Actress Christina Hendricks, shown here at the 62nd Annual EMMY Awards, has trouble shopping for her curves.

In a recent candid interview with Lucky Magazine, Christina Hendricks discusses her body, disclosing that even bombshells have their own special set of problems... ifyaknowwhaddImean.  

On her least favorite outfit, she said: “It’s really hard to find a bathing suit if you have breasts. You either get smooshed down or there’s no support.” 

As our envy subsided after reading about her woeful wobblies, we reluctantly began to sympathize and root for the busty lady. Much like her “Mad Men” character, foxy yet feisty Joan Holloway, Hendricks balances natural grace with a sharp notion of if-you-want-it-done-right-then-do-it-yourself. Disappointed with the bathing suit choices for women of her proportions, she might even take steps towards designing her own swimwear: “My husband and I have sketched out designs."  

In her Lucky interview, Hendricks commented on how best to dress those coveted curves: “I have to be careful about my proportions and keep it simple,” she said. “What works for me is structure and something that shows my waist.”

Taking her cues, we've identified four swimsuits that are designed specifically to support and flatter those leading ladies.  We don't begrudge Hendricks a pretty bathing suit — after all, why shouldn't she have it all?

Magicsuit Firm Control Plunge-front halter one-piece from Victoria's Secret, on sale for $99.  Sizes up to 16.

Victoria's Secret

 Freya Swim Riviera Underwired Balconette Bikini Top, available on Figleaves.com for $66, sizes up to G.

Figleaves.com

 Lepel Marilyn Concealed Underwired Suit, $60.34 on Asos.com, sizes up to 36I.

Asos.com

Dublin Halter Swimwear Top available in sizes up to FF on Barenecessities.com for $52.

Barenecessities.com

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