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Breast Cancer Survivors: Fashion Hints After Your Mastectomy

Mastectomy bras, mastectomy clothing, mastectomy swimsuits, and other mastectomy fashion items may help women dress after mastectomy.

Finding Attractive Swimsuits and Evening Wear

Swimsuits are often one of the biggest challenges for women who've had breast cancer. "I like to swim, and at first I was embarrassed to wear a swimsuit at the gym," says Bernard. "But a lot of swimsuits are cut high under the arms or at the neckline, and I find that no one notices my scars." Need a suit with pockets for a breast prosthesis? Land's End sells a couple of different options, including a tank suit and a high-neck tankini for two-piece wear.

What about evening wear? If you're worried about a scar showing when you wear a halter dress or a low-cut gown, you have more style options than ever before. "Shawls are very fashionable nowadays, and they allow you to cover up in a way that's stylish," says McCabe. Other options for evening wear cover-ups include lacy capelets (hugely popular this season) and elegant faux-fur shoulder wraps.

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