While you’re waiting for, or deciding on, breast reconstruction
Layers – Accessories – Camouflage – Beautiful
The Breast Expansion Process – Going Out In Public & Doctor’s Appointments
Living with a body under construction is frequently a process that lasts a few months or more. I personally had two breasts that were two different sizes, at two different places on my chest for almost six months. On top of that, I opted for breast implants. I had the mastectomy on only one side, so as that side was prepared for reconstruction, it was expanded. My breast grew bigger and bigger, making my fashion more challenging and complicated to figure out. I needed chest camouflage and I wasn’t up for a baggy t-shirt every day. In addition, it was a few months of physical therapy before I could fully lift my arm and I developed a mild form of lymphedema requiring me to wear a sleeve and a glove. Layers saved me. Vests and scarves became my best friends. Embracing my new look became a challenge, but also a great adventure in the evolution of me.
Post-Op Cancer Fashion – Practical Elements
Fabrics that flow and drape nicely.
Easy to get on-and-off.
Sleeves that roll up easily.
Something you feel comfortable and confident in.
Easy to layer.
Top ensembles that you can go braless in.
Your favorite pieces re-worked for a body in flux
Compliment your favorite dresses, tops, jumpsuits and sweaters with a scarf or vest. Try styles that off-set the appearance of your chest with design.
It’s not so much replacing your wardrobe at this stage, it’s looking at what you’ve got with new eyes and maybe adding a few cancer fighting friendly pieces into the mix.