After a mastectomy, the thought of wearing a bathing suit might make you nervous. We understand, and we’re here to tell you that as natural as nervousness is, you don’t have to worry. For more than 25 years, Lands’ End has worked to ensure that women who have had mastectomies can find attractive, comfortable swimwear that meets their specific needs—this is a passion of ours, and we’re proud of it! We make mastectomy swimsuits that help women get back in the water with comfort and confidence, and our collection is always growing!
We started with a pretty amazing one-piece option: the tugless tank. Adding details like protheses pockets, cutting the armhole a little higher to protect delicate scar tissue, raising the neckline a bit made it an instant hit—women loved it! But we didn’t stop there. We kept listening to breast cancer survivors and adding new styles to meet their needs and preferences. Now, our most popular swimsuit styles all have mastectomy options. Our work with the amazing women who helped us understand the needs of breast cancer survivors has informed all of our swimwear offerings indelibly. Because we offer swimwear for everybody, and every body.
We know that style matters, especially when your body has changed. We want all women to feel comfortable and secure without sacrificing playful, colorful, attractive swimsuits. We offer one-pieces and tankinis with different shaped necklines to fit your needs in paisleys, florals, stripes, solids and so much more. You can view the full mastectomy swimsuit and prosthetic swimwear assortment here, but here are our top 5 favorite mastectomy swimsuit styles.
The most flattering neckline ever? A square neck tankini top. Ours comes as a mastectomy tankini. Separates allow you to create a custom suit in whatever sizes you need, and this lovely top's modest neckline works with every face shape. Wear it with bikini bottoms on Saturday and a swim skirt on Sunday. Or even as a cute tank top! There is no end to the many ways you can style tankini mastectomy bathing suits!
Basic black with simple lines is always a hit. Look at the mastectomy one-piece Tugless Tank swimsuit. This one-piece style has a soft cup bra with prosthesis pockets. The higher neckline, smaller arm openings, and low-cut leg offer extra coverage and it stays comfortable all day long.
If you love playing in the surf, or simply prefer a little more coverage, try a high neck mastectomy tankini swim top. In a tankini or one-piece option, this eye-catching neckline is super stylish and functional. And like all Lands' End swimsuits, it's made from special fabric that provides UPF 50 sun protection, making it one of our most unique mastectomy swimsuits.
Love vintage style? Try a Lands' End SlenderSuit with a sweetheart neckline. A swimsuit tunic style is such a flattering cut. Yes, mastectomy swimwear with built-in tummy control does exist. And it looks pretty amazing, too. This is available in other one-piece swimsuits as well.
Bold patterns, tummy control, great directional shirring – a Grecian-styled one-piece embodies old Hollywood glamour to the max. There's no reason you can't rock a mastectomy SlenderSuit in a Grecian style. The soft cup bra with prosthesis pockets holds breast forms in place, so you never have to worry. Or you can opt to not insert forms at all.
Did you know? Land’s End offered some mastectomy swimwear to a fabulous group of ladies aboard the 2019 Thrivers Cruise sponsored by Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine… and we got to be a part of it! We joined the ladies sailing the high seas to take photos and document their adventure in their Lands’ End mastectomy swimwear. These women came from all over the country and from different stages in their journey, to share their stories, make new friends, reflect on their personal growth, and of course to show off how great they look and feel in their new suits! If you missed 2019’s cruise, stay on the lookout for Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine's next event, and shop Lands' End for an adorable mastectomy swimsuit to wear when you go!