Build Confidence with Post-Mastectomy Bras


The time following a mastectomy can be both physically and mentally painful.

And while we believe that physical appearance isn’t the only factor that determines your beauty, we also know it plays a large role in your self-confidence.

Many women find purchasing a post mastectomy bra helpful for this time period – below are some things to consider when making that decision.

What Are Post-Mastectomy Bras?

Post-Mastectomy bras are specially designed for women who’ve have had a surgical removal of one or both breasts.

These post-surgery bras look and feel like normal bras, but have pockets inside the cup that hold a prosthesis in place.

They provide a very natural look and feel to anyone wearing them.

Where Can I Find Post-Mastectomy Bras?

Believe it or not, you can find post-mastectomy bras almost anywhere.

The next time you’re out shopping, stop into a JC Penney, Belk, or Soma store.

If you’re having a hard time finding them in a store near you, ask your doctor.

They should be able to direct you to the best place to find them.

What Do Post-Mastectomy Bras Cost?

Like any bra, the pricing fluctuates from store to store.

The good news is that you can typically find a quality bra without breaking the bank as many stores carry different brands at a reasonable price.

Don’t forget to check with your insurance company as well.

Most companies cover the costs of these post-surgery garments. Give them a call and see what they will cover.

Support Other Breast Cancer Patients with a Bra Fitting

You can help support other women battling breast cancer.

Every year across the country, Belk and Wacoal hold free bra fitting events.

For every person that participates, $2 is donated to Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research. Don’t miss out on this event.

Keep an eye on the website to find out when this event is coming to your location.

Have you found a post-mastectomy bra that you love? Comment below where you found it!


The A, B, C’s (and D, DD, E, F’s) of Proper Bra Fitting

It’s estimated that 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong size bra. That’s 80%, ladies – shocking! We are delighted today to feature our guest blogger, Cindy Bunce, of Chantilly Lingerie on West Coleman Boulevard in Mt. Pleasant. In this interview, Cindy shares the basics of proper bra fitting.

See below for our interview with Cindy:

How do you find the proper size? What measurements should I be using? 

Our staff is devoted to putting our customers in the correct bra! It is a sad fact that the majority of women are spending time in an unsupportive, improperly fitting bra. At Chantilly we do not use a measuring tape to fit bras because there is more to it than the width of your chest and back, and depending on the bra company, your size may vary.

What are some indications that I might be wearing the wrong size bra?

We begin the fitting with an actual bra and adjust the size by visually checking the fit. If you are constantly pulling your strap down in the back, you are in the wrong bra. If your strap falls off your shoulder, your bra is not fitted properly. Your bra should not give you rolls under your armpit or make it impossible to breathe. A properly fitted bra will make all the difference in how you look and feel.

How important is it to have a professional bra fitting performed?  Is it expensive?

A properly fitted bra will make all the difference in how you look and feel. Our fittings are free, and we offer a large variety of styles, cuts, and colors. Something for everyone! Come see us at Chantilly in Mount Pleasant. You will be glad you did!

Visit Chantilly Lingerie today on West Coleman Boulevard or follow them on facebook!

 About Chantilly Lingerie: Originally from Mt. Pleasant, Letha Polk has owned and operated Chantilly Lingerie for 24 years. Chantilly Lingerie realizes more than anything that form-fitting and flattering clothing is the most important thing to a woman as she shops. That’s why Chantilly Lingerie specializes in finding the undergarment that fits your body. A proper-fitting bra is important for comfort and flattering the figure. Sizes range from a 30 A all the way through to a 40F .