• Which are your favorite mastectomy bras? Did you find a spaghetti strap mastectomy bra too? What brands and styles? Pros and cons?

    Asked by hikerchick on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

    Which are your favorite mastectomy bras? Did you find a spaghetti strap mastectomy bra too? What brands and styles? Pros and cons?

    I am 2 years cancer-free! I want to go get colorful spaghetti strap bras from Nordstrom because I haven't been able to find them anywhere else and I read Norstrom will put mastectomy pockets in any of their bras! for free! I only wear recreational breast forms so they basicly have no weight and I could wear bras that aren't very supportive but they need to cover a lot of skin/scar area (had a bilateral mastectomy). Can anyone tell me of a good brand/style that fits this criteria? Most bras with thin straps are plunge, and that doesn't work at all. I've already been looking for 2 years. You can also just tell me what your favorite mastectomy bra is and why. I think this could be helpful to others also. I've been doing size 36A but may switch to 38B to get longer shoulder straps.
    My favorite mastectomy bra so far is the Anita Irina Active (sports bra). Pros: covers lots of skin, scars and cleavage area. Cons: overly warm in summer, wide shoulder straps.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • karen1956's Avatar

      Wish I could help....since my bilat and exchange I don't wear a bra....I have very small implants....hope someone else here will have good info for you :)

      almost 4 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      I got my Bras through the local Pharmacy that has a specialist on staff who assisted me in getting both the prosthesis and bras. There is the Jodee Post-Mastectomy catalog which has a great variety of bras (www.jcpenney-jodee.com) - they have trained fitting counselors to assist you on the phone -- in fact, I almost bought a Perma Form bra until the Counselor informed me of the drawbacks--so they are true counselors and not sales reps. I got my bathing suit from Jodee and love it. Someone suggested using the standard "shower puffs" in the pockets and I can tell you that they work great!!!!

      almost 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      For me one of the few advantages of a bilateral mastectomy is that I don't have to wear a bra. So the only way I can answer your question, what is my favorite mastectomy bra, my answer is none.

      almost 4 years ago

    Help the community by answering this question:

    Create an account to post your answer Already have an account? Sign in!

    By using WhatNext, you agree to our User Agreement, and Privacy Policy

    Read and answer more invasive (infiltrating) ductal carcinoma questions.  Also, don't forget to check out our Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma page.