A mastectomy is lifesaving but undoubtedly life changing, too. The changes to your body can make simple things like going to the pool to cool down a frustrating experience.
Mastectomy swimwear is designed to make swimming less of a challenge. There are a variety of options made specifically for women who have had breast surgery. These swimsuits may have higher necklines, tighter armpit seams, or pockets for breast prostheses. Check out our top five picks for waterwear to feel more confident and get the support you need.
1. Amoena Women’s Toronto One-Piece High Neckline Pocketed Mastectomy Swimsuit
Amoena consistently rates amongst the top mastectomy swimwear options. This stylish, flattering one piece has a high neckline and criss-crossed back straps for modesty. Additionally, the pattern on the front is perfect to give the illusion of a slim waist. Soft, pocketed cups are built in to hold a breast form or swim prosthesis. The fabric requires hand washing, but it is chlorine resistant and provides UV protection. Amoena is also a great brand for post-mastectomy tankini tops if you prefer a two-piece suit!
Very comfortable, has great coverage and is true to size.
2. Gottex Women’s Mastectomy High Neck One Piece Swimsuit
This flattering suit comes in four fabulous patterns. The neck is high (but not too high) to cover any area you don’t want on display. It follows a classic swimsuit pattern and comes with soft foam cups. In addition to adjustable straps and tummy control, pockets are included for your prosthesis.
Lynne R.Verified Buyer 5.0 star rating 10/25/20
My 6th purchase of this style suit. I love it and swim 600 yds 3 times a week + water aerobics and wear them until they fall apart!
elizabeth s.Verified Buyer 5.0 star rating 06/04/21
Quality is great. Fit is perfect Design provides a secure and flattering look!! Very satisfied with this purchase
3. Penbrooke Women’s Krinkle Chlorine-Proof Mastectomy Empire Maillot One Piece Swimsuit
Penbrooke’s chlorine-proof, classically-styled, black one piece is great for swimmers. Breast pockets are included to place breast or swim forms comfortably. This suit is not only comfortable, it’s a flattering style for most women and provides the support you need in the water.
E. McDonough 5.0 stars Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2018 Verified Purchase
Basic little black suit. Perfect. Comfortable. The breast pockets are adequately accessible to place prostheses. Stays in place when swimming. Easy on and off. I swim for exercise 3-4 times a week in a chlorinated pool. I run this through a short rinse cycle on the washer when I get home then use the dryer. So far, the material has held up very well. The ruching is a nice touch; the fabric can be adjusted and spread out as you like.
4. Lands’ End Women’s Mastectomy Chlorine Resistant Tugless One Piece Swimsuit
This classic one piece comes in seven different patterns and colors! Made from Xtra Life Lycra spandex, the fabric lasts ten times longer than regular spandex, and the suit resists breaking down as a result of chlorine, sunscreen, UV rays, and sweat. The simple scoop neckline and armholes are designed for added coverage, and soft cups are included.
A. Anderson 5.0 stars Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2020 Verified Purchase
I live on a lake and am always on the lookout for a durable suit that’s comfortable and offers coverage. I LOVE THIS SUIT. The neck is not too low ( nothing for me to show off due to surgery), the straps are a good width, and the leg overage is good. I would recommend it.
5. BIMEI Pocketed Swimwear Mastectomy Swimsuit for Breast Form
This little black swimsuit is soft and light. Pockets are included to hold swim or breast forms, providing prostheses with a snug fit without constant adjustment. We love the ruching on this one to add some flair, but pay attention to sizing!
Tim Hutton 5.0 stars Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2019 Verified Purchase
More Suits Need to be Made Like This!
This suit came better than expected. Material has held up even through washing (yes, that is a no-no!) But I decided to see what this material could withstand. Nice, thick suit. Hasn’t faded at all and it’s almost the end of summer. Definitely impressed!!!
We love that more varied patterns and styles are available for post-mastectomy swimwear. Horton’s makes custom post-mastectomy products to restore your body shape and conceal surgical sites. We’ll help you choose the best products for your body. Don’t let changes to your body keep you out of the boat or off the lake this summer!
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