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Post Mastectomy Fashion

Posted 6/11/2014

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  I have been sitting with this story for a few days, trying to decide what to say. SInce I am still unsure, here are the facts: a fashion designer has created a new line of bathing suits for women post mastectomy who did not have reconstruction and who believe that their new bodies are beautiful and still "hot".

  One big flaw in this line of thinking, for most of us, is age. I remember the delight of bathing suit shopping each year; everything looked great, and it was a matter of style choice. I wore tank suits for serious swimming (was on a swim team for several years) and bikinis for the beach. There was also a most unfortunate moment when I was about 12, and my mother chose a terry cloth bathing suit for me. I suspect it was on sale, and it was cute--when it was dry. When it was wet, it weighed about 20 pounds, and I could barely get out of the pool.

  Here is the article with pictures from the New York Daily News. I really would love to hear your comments.

Designers, doctor give breast cancer patients new post-mastectomy wardrobe options

Monokini 2.0, a company in Finland, offers radical new swimsuit designs for breast cancer patients who have had mastectomies. Meanwhile, a New York doctor has created a better brassiere for immediate post-op patients.

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