At Lands’ End, we know how vulnerable a lot of women feel when it comes to swimsuit shopping and, if you’ve recently undergone breast surgery, you may be experiencing an extra dose of nerves about the whole process. After all, it isn’t easy getting used to changes in your body; budding insecurities about how you’re going to look in a swimsuit are completely understandable. That’s why we’ve done our best to include a few key features in our mastectomy swimsuit line to help you feel more confident and comfortable. Read on for a few suggestions of what to look for when buying your first mastectomy swimsuit so you can feel confident about your beauty wherever the waves roll in.
It’s no secret that a prominent neckline can be an eye-catching feature in a swimsuit. And while you may not find a plunging-V or a low scoop on a mastectomy swimsuit, you will find quite a few high necklines that look fantastic on any body type. Square necklines are popular amongst mastectomy swimsuits – partly because they’re so elegantly flattering but also because they look great on women with smaller busts. Simple scoops and V-necks are classic looks that add a bit of fashionable substance to any mastectomy one-piece suit. If you’re looking for an easy, step-in style, try our Zip Front One Piece Athletic Swimsuit. It has a functional zip front and an interior hook closure behind the zipper for added security. The Zip Front One Piece is designed with a slightly higher neckline and armholes for added coverage and sun protection, too. We also have mastectomy swim dresses if you prefer that style. With adjustable straps and a control one-piece underneath, you’ll feel comfortably covered and supported.
Finding a mastectomy swimsuit that can give you the support you need in and out of the water is key. Wearing a bathing suit designed to stay put when you’re swimming will save you from countless moments of insecure tugging and adjusting. Look for swimsuits made from a quality, flexible material like LYRCA® Xtra Life™ spandex that allows the suit to move with you. Thicker, adjustable straps are another feature you may enjoy, especially if you want the freedom to customize the fit according to your personal preference. Soft cup bras with side bra pockets for prosthesis swim inserts are something you’ll appreciate in a mastectomy swimsuit. Not only are these bra pockets designed to keep breast forms firmly in place, but they also help create an attractive, natural look on land as well as in the water. Plus, the soft cup bra provides gentle support without pinching – a definite bonus.
Like all of our swimsuits, our Lands’ End Mastectomy Swimsuits are made from quality fabric that provides UPF 50 sun protection. But the thing about sun protecting fabrics is that they can only protect the skin they cover, which is one of the reasons why our mastectomy swimsuits with higher necklines and armholes are so great. Another reason? More coverage in the chest and around your sides means it’ll be easier to hide scars you may not want exposed to the sun. Way easier than hiding under a bulky umbrella all day, wouldn’t you agree?
Of course, when you’re looking for a swimsuit, you want one that will flatter your whole body and help you achieve that slimming silhouette you expect from a bathing suit. Consider what slimming features your ideal mastectomy swimsuit offers. Perhaps you’d like a two-piece set with a high-waisted swim bottom for slender tummy control assistance or a longer, modest swim skirt for added coverage at your thighs. Or maybe you’d like a swimsuit with smooth all-over control and shape-enhancing shirring - Our Grecian Slendersuit® comes in a mastectomy option, too. Even the pattern or color you choose (i.e. classic black) can give you that visual slimming effect you desire.
Tips and tricks aside, the best way to have confidence in what you’re wearing is to wear what you love. If you’re a person that’s always loved wearing vibrant colors, then that’s what you should be wearing. Forget about fading into the background with an all-black suit and instead stand out with a bold, beautiful mastectomy swimsuit worthy of your bright personality. Open your world up to the variety of eye-catching colors, playful prints, and stylish details available in our mastectomy swimsuit line and find one that speaks to you. Because when you look as good as you feel, it shows. And that’s the type of confidence every woman needs.
Don’t let summer pass you by. Put your confidence in Lands’ End and let us help you find your perfect mastectomy swimsuit. Why wait? Shop landsend.com today for all of your swimwear needs.