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Mastectomy Swimwear for the Fashion-Conscious

  |   By Estelle Puleston

Mastectomy bras are a topic that has been covered a few times on The Breast Life. It’s a niche but (finally) growing area of the lingerie market. Even luxury brands are beginning to realize that not all women have two full breasts.

Mastectomy swimwear, however, still lags behind. It’s not that it’s hard to find; Google and you’ll see plenty. The problem is finding stylish mastectomy swimwear. It seems that the brands who are making it have yet to wake up to the fact that not everyone who gets breast cancer is forty-plus. Or that not all forty-plus women are okay with looking dowdy.

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Mastectomy bikinis are especially hard to find, as are styles that aren’t high-necked. But after a lot of searching, I did manage to pull together some chic and fashion-forward options. There’s a little bit of everything here: florals, leopard print, and minimalism. I hope you find your perfect mastectomy swimwear for the summer ahead.

Pocketed Swimwear

Everything in this section has pockets to hold breast prostheses. The wrap bikini by Ana Ono, however, is designed to fit equally well even if you’re flat on one or both sides.

Bikinis

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Miami V-Neck Bikini
Available in US sizes 10-18
via Nicola Jane

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Singapore Molded Cup Swim Bra & Full Bottom by Amoena
Available in US sizes 8C-16B & 8-16
via Swim City

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La Victoire Ruched Mastectomy Bikini
Available in US sizes 6-12
via Clover Lewis

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Esther Bikini Top & Low-Rise Bottoms
Available in US sizes 4-18
via Garance Paris

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Cassis Wrap Pocketed Swim Top & Bottom
Available in sizes S-XL
via Ana Ono

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Tiger Pink Bikini
Available in sizes 32A-48C & Made to Measure
via Woman Zone

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Buenos Aires Non-Wired Top & Briefs  by Amoena
Available in US sizes 8C-16C & 6-16
via The Pink Boutique

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Prosthesis Bikini Bra & Midi Bikini Briefs
Available in sizes 34B-36C & US 4-20
via Lindex

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Precious Mastectomy Bikini Set by Sunflair
Available in US sizes 6B-14C
via South Beach Swimsuits

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Muse Twist Bikini Top & Regular Bottom
Available in sizes XS-2X (top) & XS-3X (bottoms)
via Hapari

One-Pieces

mastectomy swimwear

Barcelona One-Piece Swimsuit by Amoena
Available in US sizes 8B-18C
via The Pink Boutique

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Geo Stripe Zip Front One Piece
Available in US sizes 6-18
via Sequins and Sand

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Sevilla Mastectomy Swimsuit by Anita
Available in sizes 32B-40C
via Oncovia

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Pink Peonies Off-Shoulder Swimsuit
Available in US sizes 10-22
via Sequins and Sand

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Northern Lights Mastectomy High Neck One Piece Swimsuit
Available in US sizes 6-16
via Gottex

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Bruna Mastectomy One Piece Swimsuit by Nuria Ferrer
Available in US sizes 6B-16C
via South Beach Swimsuits

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Dolfin Aquashape Lotus Zip-Front One Piece Swimsuit
Available in US sizes 6-14
via Swim and Sweat
 
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Black Floral Print High-Neck Swimsuit
Available in US sizes 4-16
via ASDA

Bonus Tankini

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Jardin Harper Tankini Top & High Waist
Available in sizes XS-1X
via Jessica Rey

Non-Pocketed Swimwear

Do you have a flat or uneven chest to which you don’t want to draw attention? Wearing breast forms isn’t your only option. Only one of the ultra ruffly styles below is explicitly designed as mastectomy wear. But they will all help to camouflage asymmetry or flatness.

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Cassis Ruffle Swimsuit
Available in sizes S-XL
via Ana Ono

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Sollier Swimsuit
Available in sizes XS-XL
via Paper London

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Asymmetric Cut-Out Ruffle Swimsuit by Derek Lam 10 Crosby
Available in sizes XS-L
via Zappos

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Ruffle Bikini by Jaxon Swimwear Designs
Available in sizes XS-XL
via Etsy

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Malika Off The Shoulder Ruffle Swimsuit by Paolita
Available in sizes XS-L
via Simply Beach

Mastectomy swimwear still has a long way to go. The pocketed styles above may be more fashion-forward than most. But notably, they still lack most of 2019’s significant swimwear trends. Even last year’s.

I’d also love to see more like Monokini 2.0, a brand designed to flaunt rather than disguise mastectomy-related flatness. Unfortunately, that seems to have been a concept project only. Their shop has been ‘coming soon’ now for quite some time.

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Is any of the above the type of mastectomy swimwear you’ve been hoping to find? Or are there styles you love that aren't available as pocketed garments?

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Estelle is a twenty-something mum who recently emigrated from the UK to sunny Spain. She launched her online boutique, Esty Lingerie, in 2009 while at university, and after adding a blog to the site realized that writing is really where her passion lies. She now spends her days waxing lyrical about bras and knickers for a living, as a full-time blogger and a freelance copywriter and digital marketer for the lingerie industry.

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