After undergoing breast surgery, making the decision to go to the pool or beach in a swimsuit can be not only a difficult emotional decision but also a complicated practical decision. However, there is no shortage of flattering, supportive bathing suits that will allow you to express your style while still providing a design that will keep you safe and comfortable. Here is a guide to some of the best mastectomy swimwear currently on the market.
1. T.H.E. 2019 Collection Twisted Bra Mastectomy Swim Suit
Available in two colors, Ocean Rose and Plumeria Paradise, this tropical printed one-piece pocketed suit comes with added support in the bust area for a flattering, smooth fit.
2. T.H.E. Collection Draped Tank Mastectomy Swim Suit
This tank suit comes complete with a higher neckline and a draped fabric design that excels in hiding any uneven areas of the bust. Its higher back and slimming front lining create a flattering and full-coverage shape, while the pockets on both sides provide for easy insertion of a swimming breast prosthesis or symmetry shaper.
Additionally, the fact that this suit comes with a printed top and a solid bottom makes it even more flattering. This effect can also be created by mixing and matching different printed and solid separates.
3. T.H.E. Collection Three Tier Mastectomy Swim Top
Many people who have ample bosoms try to avoid ruffles on their chest because they make the chest area look bigger. However, this is an advantage to those who’ve had breast surgery and want to look more filled out. The addition of the ruffled tiers to this top, which comes in black, neon, or Caribbean color palettes, can hide any unevenness or other issues stemming from breast surgery.
Since this top is sold separately, if you go for a more colorful choice of top, you can try out the slimming effect of a dark or solid bottom.
4. T.H.E. Collection Mastectomy Swim Dress
This swim dress is designed with a princess line, making it universally flattering. It comes equipped with 3-button adjustable straps and a built-in pocketed bra, to customize your fit. The attached skirt is both feminine and fun.
There’s also the option to insert breast form or enhancer via pockets on both sides of the suit, in addition to the built-in bra.
5. Amoena Ayon Sarong Mastectomy Swim Suit
This suit, named for an island off the coast of Russia, provides ample coverage below the waist and a short skirt all the way around (with attached briefs underneath). The subtle gathering at the waist enhances your curves, and the modest medium neckline keeps the chest covered. There’s a small slit in the skirt for a playful touch, and the print, a black and white geometric pattern, flatters everyone.
As a bonus, the Lycra used in this suit also has high chlorine resistance to ensure the suit retains its flattering shape. The solid straps are elastic and adjustable to your needs.
6. Amoena Cocos Mastectomy Top
For those who might want to show a little more skin, but still want the support and comfort of a mastectomy bra, this top is for you. The soft, wire-free bra top has a front zipper closure and has bilateral pockets for swim forms if necessary. The center ruching adds a touch of femininity to this athletic look, as do the lightly padded foam bra cups that create a smooth silhouette.
This top also has high chlorine resistance, as well as wide elastic and adjustable straps. To match on the bottom, consider a skirt or high brief in a complementary color or pattern.
The possibilities for fun, flattering, exciting mastectomy bathing suits that are accommodating of your post-breast surgery needs aren’t limited when there are all these choices available to you online or in-person at specialty stores.
If you are unsure of your size or what style of bathing suit to wear after breast surgery, schedule an appointment with a certified fitter. These compassionate and licensed professionals have the soft skills and the experience to ensure you are comfortable and chic on the beach this summer.