Post-surgery swimwear has to be good quality and give a woman the confidence to wear a revealing item of clothing again. They can range from featuring secret pockets for prosthetic’s, additional padding, and ruffles and bright colours to draw the eye away from post-operative areas. But the most important factor about post-operative swimwear is – they don’t look like post-operative swimwear.
Here are our recommendations:
As one customer stated ‘Other shops seem to charge more these swimsuits which is unfair as we cannot help having breast cancer’. The designers at George have put a lot of effort into their post-surgery swimwear which is unusual for a supermarket chain. But it does go to show you don’t need to spend 100 pounds on a decent cossie if you can’t afford to or don’t want to. This one has internal pockets and slightly padded cups. Sizes from: 10-24.
This post-surgery swimsuit has a stylish Aztec print that engages the eye. There are internal pockets for breast inserts and a tummy-control panel for a slimming effect. There’s also a higher cut under the arms and neckline. Sizes from: 10D/E-20D/E.
M&S are renowned for great quality and this swimsuit is pretty and on trend. It features support in the way of extra padding and room for a prosthetic and we love the high-neck style which draws your eyes up from the bust area. Sizes from: 8-24
This bikini was featured in the 100th edition of British Vogue. It was designed by Clover Lewis after her personal experience with breast cancer left her searching for post-surgery swimwear to no avail. This pretty bikini has secure pockets that hold prosthetics, it features plastic underwiring for comfort, and is made from silky-soft material. Sizes from: 10-16.
This one-piece swimsuit has a slightly higher cut under the armpit to hide scarring, pockets for a prosthetic, an elasticated underband and integral bra to hold breast forms. Sizes from: UK: 32 – 42 B; 34 – 42 C, D.
Sometimes you don’t want a big, bold, floral print, you just want a plain material that won’t draw attention because you feel self-conscious enough as it is. This mastectomy swimsuit is a timeless, classic item that is available in black, blue or pink and features internal pockets for breast forms, slight stomach control and a high neckline. Sizes from: 10-16.
Lovely bold tropical print on this tankini design. The foam balcony cups have hidden pockets and non-wire construction. It includes detachable straps and contrasting briefs. Sizes from: 32DD-42DD.
We love this watercolour zebra-striped design that features moulded cup support with contrasting black straps. The outrageous colours draw the attention away from the bust area and the high neck conceals scarring. Sizes from: 12D-18D.
Lovely block colours here that include black sculpting side panels that have the effect of slimming and flattering the figure. There are internal pockets for bust inserts, no wires, a good quality lining and padding. Sizes from: 32C-44D.