• Lee Lee
    July 05, 2008
    what does a woman wear now that she has a chest of a 12 yr old boy??
    Lee Lee
    July 05, 2008

    I had a double mastectomy and have opted not to wear any prothstetic devices at this time. What clothing would be good for me with my boyish chest?L

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    July 05, 2008
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    July 05, 2008

    Lee, take this with a grain of salt, because I don't think I have the best fdashion sense in the world. But it depends on what kind of statement you want to make. If you want to blend in, I'd suggest a camisole or T-shirt with a loose-fitting over-blouse - you know, like a button-down-the-front Hawaiian-type shirt. Not necessarily those colors, but the loose fit.  Or in colder weather, turtleneck or other first layer, + bulky or loose-fitting sweater. On the other hand, if you want to make a statement—"I've had breast cancer and a double mastectomy and I think I look great!"—wear whatever you think makes you look the best.

     

    FYI, I understand Lands End has the best bathing suits for women who've had a mastectomy without reconstruction...

     

    Good luck - PJH

  • Laurie Kingston
    Health Guide
    July 06, 2008
    Laurie Kingston
    Health Guide
    July 05, 2008

    Hi Lee,

    I had a single mastectomy and don't wear a prosthesis. Check out the Rebel 1 in 8 clothing line:

    http://rebel1in8.com/rhea.html

     

    On Jacqueline (the designer's) personal blog she also has links to ideas on how to "clothe yourself"

    http://rebel1in8.blogspot.com/2007/10/oh-go-find-it.html

    http://rebel1in8.blogspot.com/2007/10/oh-just-go-find-it.html

    http://rebel1in8.blogspot.com/2007/10/miyods.html

     

    I have purchased several items from Jacqueline. Here is a link to a post she wrote on renovating some sweaters for me (she no longer offers this service)

    http://rebel1in8.blogspot.com/2007/12/renovations.html

     

    Good luck, have fun and do stay in touch!

     

    Laurie


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  • Angi July 06, 2008
    Angi
    July 05, 2008

    I came across some info from links I've saved over the years since my first cancer in 2005, and it's recurrence this past March.

    There is a line of clothing by Hilary Boyajian's called the Chikara line.  It was in part inspired by the message of a nonprofit org whose mission is to help female survivors improve their self image and quality of life.

    You can find this line at either Shop Well with You or Chikara Design.

    The fashion industry has recongnized the need for high fashion, functional, flattering clothing dedicated to breast cancer survivors.

    Hopefully you can find items there fitting to your style, and not feel like you must wear boxy cuts or men's style clothing.  I have found some great designs that appear to disguise the abscence of breast quite well.

    Good luck!

    Angi 

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  • Katherine August 19, 2009
    Katherine
    July 05, 2008

    Checkout www.confidentclothingcompany.com This is a line of clothings designed to draw the eye away from the chest. It is very flattering to all body types and can be worn without a prosthesis and still be feminine.

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