Lately, I’ve gotten several requests for a blog post on pretty mastectomy bras. This is definitely a topic I’ve been wanting to cover for awhile (while researching for this post, I came across a draft from 2010!), but I’ve often been thwarted because there aren’t many pretty mastectomy bras out there.
Despite the popularity of Breast Cancer Awareness campaigns, the lingerie industry doesn’t appear to have caught up with the needs of post-surgery breast cancer survivors. From what I can tell, the two big names in mastectomy bras appear to be Anita and Royce (stores based in the UK appear to have more of a selection than shops within the US), and boutiques like Nordstrom and Chantilly Rose offer pocketing for the bras they sell, even if those bras weren’t originally mastectomy bras.
While this article does give a few options, I hope it’s seen as a start on the conversation of mastectomy bras, not the end of one. If you know of places that make or sell nice mastectomy bras, please include them in the comments. And if you’re a breast cancer survivor and would like to write an article on this subject for The Lingerie Addict, please do get in touch.