A mastectomy is an emotionally and physically distressing event. Any woman who has had a mastectomy soon realizes that all sense of fashionable comfort is gone forever.
Innovative fashion and fashion trends is what this blog is about. So when I read about a line of clothes especially for women who have had a mastectomy, I was willing to explore further.
A mastectomy is an emotionally and physically distressing event. Any woman who has had a mastectomy soon realizes that all sense of fashionable comfort is gone forever. Either you're wearing "the prosthesis" and are physically uncomfortable or you're not wearing "the prosthesis" and are uncomfortable with your appearance.
Anja Mullins, FounderAnja Mullins, the founder of Ann Jacqueline Design faced pretty much the same predicament after a single mastectomy. She realized that there was a lack of comfortable, day-to-day fashion apparel available for mastectomy patients. It was at this juncture that Anja designed a line of clothing that gives mastectomy patients a natural and normal appearance without the need to wear the standard mastectomy bra with its prosthesis.
This designer line is created specifically for women who have had a single or double mastectomy. The designs ensure that women no longer need to contend with the discomfort of wearing a bulky, heavy prosthesis that shifts within the pocket of the bra. These garments are lightweight, pull-over, one piece prosthesis free, and fashionable So wear it with confidence to any social setting. One can chose from camisoles, lace tops, swim wear, night wear, tank tops, or t-shirts created specially for women with mastectomy.
Statistics show that about 200,000 women in the U.S. are stricken with breast cancer each year and there are more than 2,000,000 breast cancer survivors in the United States alone. These garments offer all these survivors a chance to live in style.