Shopping for a swimsuit can be fraught with emotional distress for any woman. For breast cancer survivors, finding a swimsuit after a mastectomy can be daunting, and one of the most frustrating wardrobe challenges they’ll face.
Women feel self-conscious about their post-mastectomy body, and even more so during swimsuit season.
Looking for a cut that flatters the new body, hides surgical and radiation scars and comfortably fits a prosthesis might seem impossible, but the good news is the mastectomy swimsuit 2018 collection has more to choose from than ever.
Here are some of the most popular manufacturers of this season’s mastectomy swimsuits:
Amoena’s designs for 2018 include a variety of one-pieces, bikinis, tankinis and swim dresses that are constructed to work with waterproof Amoena breast forms.
One of their most popular and flattering suits is the “Cocos One Piece,” a solid black suit that is instantly slimming, with black and white laser cut
detailing woven under the bust line that adds a flattering focal point for the eye.
The neckline provides just the right amount of coverage, and the deep back is a show-stopper. It comes with a horizontal strap which can be attached to help keep the swimsuit in place or wear with a bare back.
Anita’s elegantly styled line features swimsuits that fit flawlessly, for women of all shapes and sizes, from A cups to I cups.
Anita’s 2018 line features a bright and whimsical floral line for 2018 that includes the “Latina Care Tankini Mastectomy Top” with gathered sections at the sides that allow for adjustment to its length. The top can be combined with a variety of bottoms, either in a matching floral pattern or plain, from Anita’s mix-and-match collection.
Jodee prides itself on being both beautiful and functional. The “Melody Mastectomy Tank Swim Suit” and its flattering tummy control panel, and flattering diagonal design makes it one of the company’s most popular.
For a little more coverage, Jodee’s “Sarong Style” suit, which comes in four patterns – Deep Sea Coral, Fallen Leaves, Deep Waters and Tranquil Palms – is elegant and flattering.
All of Jodee’s swimsuits have higher necklines, armholes, and pockets for breast forms.
Penbrooke offers mastectomy swimsuits that are both stylish and sexy, with styles designed to emphasize the parts of your body you like best.
The “Scoop Neck Sheath” is classic elegance, using clean lines and a low back for a perfectly stylish suit. The “Krinkle Scoop Neck Sheath” features a tummy control panel for a slimming effect, a lower leg line and a modesty panel in front that, unlike a full skirt, won’t float in water, full bottom coverage, a deep scoop back, and chlorine-resistant fabric.