Finding the right bathing suit is a challenge at the best of times, but for women who have undergone a mastectomy, the task can seem overwhelming. There are so many different types of mastectomy swimsuits available that it can be difficult to choose just one style, but for women who prefer a two-piece swimsuit, here is a guide to help you choose the perfect two-piece mastectomy swimwear for your body.
Features to Look For
All breast cancer post mastectomy bathing suits offer clever features that you won’t find in standard suits. These are some of the essential features to look for when shopping for your two-piece mastectomy bathing suit to give you the perfect fit.
Whether you prefer bikini tops or tankinis, always check whether they feature bilateral interior pockets. Pocketed cups are essential for holding swim forms securely inside your suit and also help to prevent breast forms from irritating or suctioning to your chest wall. Soft cup pockets should be constructed from a breathable mesh or another quick-drying flexible fabric.
Although swim forms are designed to be ultra-lightweight, you still need to look for two-piece bathing suits with adjustable straps to provide added support, especially if you have remaining breast tissue. Adjustable straps also allow you to control the level of support and help to give your bathing suit a more custom fit to your body.
Many women feel self-conscious of scars after surgery and worry that a two-piece tops and bottoms bathing suit won’t provide the right amount of coverage they need. High to medium necklines and high cut side panels on bikini tops and tankinis offer ample coverage for low lying surgical scars and help to disguise swim forms.
These wider panels and bands also provide added support for swim forms and help the bikini top to fit more snuggly to your body.
For swim bottom coverage, bathing suit separates come in a range of styles from full briefs to swim shorts and skirts so that you can decide the level of coverage you want.
Styles of Two Piece Bathing Suits
For the woman who dares to bare, there is a huge range of sexy bikini tops available such as the Amoena Hawaii bikini top in eye-catching turquoise print that features convertible straps that can be worn as a racerback, halter or even removed altogether for a sexy strapless style.
Or, if you want a mastectomy bathing suit for the active woman, try the sporty Amoena Cocos bikini top with subtle ruching at the front and a front zippered closure for easy dressing.
Tankinis and Blouson Tops
For women who love a two-piece suit but want a little extra coverage then a tankini top is perfect for you. The long vest style suit gently skims the tummy for a flattering look on all women. Try T.H.E’s range of tankinis and blouson tops in stunning tropical and floral prints with some styles featuring on-trend details including ruffles and tiered designs.
Mix and match your tops with a range of sexy bikini bottoms from Penbrooke’s ultra-high-waist briefs for incredible tummy control to the cheeky high-cut Topanga Foxy Panty by T.H.E.
Swim Shorts and Skirts
For added bottom coverage, try completing your two-piece bathing suit with a fun but modest pair of swim shorts or a swim skirt. These bottoms feature clever design elements to help you move freely in the water while still providing fantastic coverage for your rear.
Complete your summer bathing suit style with a chic cover up and a pair of ultra-lightweight swim forms. Talk with a certified fitter through customer service at A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe to help you find the perfect two-piece bathing suit for your unique body.
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