When it comes to mastectomy swimsuits, not all suits are created equal.
Some go above and beyond, incorporating special features and design elements that leave you feeling confident and chic.
The following are some of this year’s hottest looks, trends, and features to look for when deciding which one (or two, or three…) of our mastectomy swimsuits will be your go-to look this summer.
1. Chlorine resistant and supportive materials
When it comes to material and construction, mastectomy bathing suits simply have it all.
The suit you choose to pair with your breast prosthesis should be made of a chlorine resistant material that won’t warp or sag over time to give you a perfect fit. It should be compressive enough to hold your forms in place, but comfortable enough not to constrict your movement and keep you from completing those morning laps.
Our top choice: The Amoena Rhodes One-Piece Mastectomy Swimsuit is the perfect choice for active swimmers who rely on materials that are supportive and durable. This basic swimsuit design is anything but basic, incorporating 100% chlorine resistant material into a flattering design that features side paneling and opaque lining for a look that is naturally slimming and sporty.
2. Pocketed swimwear
Whether it’s a one-piece or a bandeau, a bikini or tankini, the top section of the bathing suit is obviously the most critical aspect of a suit’s success for women living post-mastectomy. And for women who choose to use breast prosthesis after breast surgery, finding soft cup pocketed swimwear is essential.
Look for swimwear with bilateral inner pockets that are constructed of a soft, but durable synthetic material. Ideally, the pockets should be able to accommodate one, two, or no swim forms for complete customization.
Found a swimsuit that you love that has pockets that are incompatible with your forms or have no pockets at all? No problem! Head to the expert, certified fitters at A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe for a personal fitting to ensure your suit matches your needs.
Our top choice: For a pocketed suit that won’t let you down, check out Amoena’s Tenerife Pocketed Tankini Swimsuit Set. A classic yet cute ruched tankini, this set features perfectly concealed bilateral pockets that securely hold your breast forms in place. The secret? Amoena’s patented Xtra Life LYCRA® material which offers fit and shape retention that won’t sag after continued exposure to the sun, chlorine, or saltwater.
3. High and adjustable necklines and arm openings
For some women, surgical scars are just proof of their own resilience and nothing to hid. For others, however, scars may be a more personal symbol of your struggle and represent something you wish to keep private.
Post-surgery swimsuits are multi-purpose and give the wearer the option to customize their coverage. Higher necklines and arm openings offer surgical site coverage that pulls double duty by keeping swim forms firmly in place.
For those who dare to bare, look for mastectomy suits with an adjustable or drawstring neckline that allow you to choose the amount of coverage that suits your needs while still offering the design elements – like bilateral pockets and adjustable straps – that you rely on.
Our top choice: To completely customize your coverage and change up your look day by day, check out BWell’s Bandtastik Swimwear Cover Up.
This multifunctional bandeau cover-up can be worn in seven different ways to maximize your comfort and control, making it the ultimate versatile swim accessory.
Get fitted for something new
Still on the fence about what to choose? Consider trying something new!
Talk to your fitter at A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe about experimenting with new looks that you may not have been able to try before, like a cute bandeau or spaghetti straps.
Our certified fitters can help you find something that is comfortable and fresh that you’ll be excited to wear each time you put it on.