Bra battles

There’s a woman in South Derbyshire apparently who has persuaded Ann Summers to stock mastectomy bras in their lingerie lines.

Not before time.  I hear many a breast cancer survivor bemoaning the fact that you can’t get surgery-friendly sexy underwear anywhere for love nor money.

In theory, having had a reconstruction, I could wear any bra, but in reality anything underwired is bloody uncomfortable so I stick to the mastectomy models, of which there are few.

Marks and Spencers is about the best, but I had a mini strop in there the other day because although they do have some quite pretty post-surgery bras with, it’s claimed, knickers to match, they never seem to have my size or if they do the rest of the range is kept half way across the shop floor so you have to traipse miles only to discover they don’t in fact have the pants to match which is, well, pants.

Still, you do get let off VAT on mastectomy bras…. there has to be an upside!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christie
    Mar 25, 2012 @ 02:50:56

    I’ve been doing a lot of shopping on line these days, from diapers to books. With Afon running all over the place, it’s so much simpler than having to run out in the car. Anyway, are there any small specialty businesses that might sell them online? Or could you go straight to the brand, even? Just a thought I had. x


  2. The martini effect
    Apr 08, 2012 @ 19:25:15

    Thanks Christie, reading your comment reminded me to check out – they produce a range of post surgery bras and have a network of ‘bra ladies’ who will come your home to do a home fitting.

    One of the other bloggers I follow is one of these bra ladies covering the Yorkshire area – this is her blog:


  3. Christie
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 04:23:54



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