We at Lands’ End are proud of our famous swimwear collection. We believe in swimsuits for everybody and every body, and we definitely back that up with our selection of swimwear. The perfect “beach body” is the one you take to the beach, and we offer everything from teeny bikinis to extremely modest full-coverage bathing costumes so that you can enjoy yourself at the beach or pool in whatever style or level of coverage and sun protection is right for you.
However, we are all especially proud and thrilled about our array of mastectomy swimwear. We have taken the time and consideration to design swimwear in partnership with breast cancer survivors, with the details and features to help them look and feel their confident best, and for over 25 years have offered high-quality, comfortable swimwear for women who wear prostheses. Women who have undergone such a profound medical and personal challenge may need thoughtful swimwear to accommodate their changing body, protect delicate scar tissue from the sun, and hold a prosthetic. We have all of that, and more!
Imagine what it would feel like to put on your swimsuit and not think about it again the whole time you are wearing it. Imagine the freedom of no adjusting, no pulling, no hooking your finger around an edge to put it back where it belongs. Our Tugless Tank® has long been a legendary favorite for its flattering, fuss-free fit. For our mastectomy swimwear shoppers, our Tugless Tank was designed with a not-too-low scoop neck and slightly higher arm holes for added coverage and sun protection right where you need it. You’ll also have the benefit of a soft-cup bra with prosthesis pockets so that you can wear your swim prosthetic in comfort and with perfect confidence that it will be properly secured.
Besides meeting your personal needs, the Tugless Tank meets the exacting standards of all Lands’ End swimwear. This particular mastectomy tankini is made of LYCRA Xtra Life spandex, so it holds its shape and maintains its flattering fit for a long time. This remarkable fiber resists breaking down from exposure to chlorine, sun, sunscreen, sweat—you name it. The fabric provides UPF 50 sun protection (covered areas only) and is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV protectant for covered areas. All of this means that you can swim more laps, take more water aerobics classes, spend more afternoons at the pool or by the lake. . . more life, more fun, just MORE.
If you spent a lot of time in the water for exercise or for pleasure, this may be your ideal swimsuit! The one-piece mastectomy swimsuit features a functional zip to a high neckline—crew-neck T-shirt high—with a hidden hook behind it for added security. However, the zip is long enough to create an easy step-in and step-out dressing experience, and you can leave the zip open a bit if you prefer a V neck; our reviewers tell us the zipper stays put well! This high neckline and slightly higher arm holes provide additional coverage and sun protection for your delicate skin. Perhaps most importantly, this bathing suit includes a sewn-in soft-cup bra with prosthesis pockets so that you can wear your swim prosthetic with confidence.
If sustainability is a priority for you, you should know that this particular swimsuit is made from recycled polyester. It’s just as stretchy, supportive and chlorine resistant as any other swimwear from Lands’ End, but you can have the added benefit feeling good about wearing recycled material! Further, this remarkable fabric provides UPF 50 sun protection (covered areas only) and is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV protectant for covered areas.
Lands’ End was and will continue to be a vanguard in swimsuits for everybody and every body. We are especially proud of our more than 25 years of offering mastectomy swimwear for women who wear prostheses, proving that a fun and active life in the water or at the waterside is for everyone, no matter your shape, size, medical challenges, personal needs. . . no matter what! While we have featured two particularly terrific mastectomy swimsuits here, you will find many styles of mastectomy swimwear among our famous swimwear collection, from bright and flirty to neutral and modest. We have something just right for you, your needs, and your body at Lands’ End.