Facing a mastectomy is extremely difficult—finding a swimsuit that works with your new body shape shouldn’t be. At HAPARI, we believe every body is a beach body; it’s why we design our swimwear to enhance a woman’s natural beauty, no matter her shape. It’s also why we proudly design many of our HAPARI swim options, from one-piece suits to bikinis, as mastectomy-friendly swimwear. In today’s post, we’re sharing the top swimwear features you should look for post mastectomy. Check it out!

1. Full coverage support 

For many people post mastectomy, finding a swimsuit that has a high neckline and is full coverage is their number one request in a swimsuit. Luckily, we specialize in creating swimsuits that do just this! Whether you prefer a one-piece swimsuit, two-piece bikini or tankini, we have several swimsuits designed specifically to offer more coverage up top. 

For example, our High-Neck Tankini Collection offers a variety of necklines to cover your entire chest area. This collection includes four tankini styles—High-Neck Tankini, High-Neck Strappy Tankini, High-Neck Halter Tankini, and Tank Tankini—all of which provide full chest coverage. If you’d prefer a two-piece swimsuit, the High-Neck Bikini Top has the same high-neck features as the tankini version but comes in a sporty two-piece style. And, the Moxie Bikini Top is another great two-piece option to consider for coverage and support.

2. Pockets for Illusion Inserts 

The majority of our swimwear is designed to be worn with or without the standard padding.  We’ve taken this optionality even further to offer customizable options to remove the standard pads and replace them with our Illusions™ Inserts. Available in full and half-size, these breast-enhancing inserts can be used to create extra volume or as a replacement post mastectomy. Depending on your needs, you can add the inserts to both sides or on just one. While our pockets are designed specifically for HAPARI Illusions, they can also fit your prosthesis in some cases.  And, since the majority of our swimwear tops have these features, you’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of on-trend suits; from two-piece styles to tankinis to one-pieces!

3. Three-way straps for a customizable fit

Next up, when shopping for mastectomy-friendly swimwear, be sure to consider how the straps tie and adjust. At HAPARI, in an effort to create more inclusive swimwear for many different body shapes and requirements—we created three-way straps for a truly customizable swimsuit fit.

This means you can tie any of our swimsuits three different ways: tank, halter neck line, or criss-cross. And our bandeau swimsuits can be worn strapless. This is an important feature for women post mastectomy as they may need to tie straps a little differently until their body heels. 

4. UPF 50+ Protection

Last but not least, look for swimsuits with UPF 50+ sun protection. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, UPF 50 fabric blocks 98% of the sun's rays; only allowing two percent (1/50th) to penetrate, thus reducing exposure risk significantly. At HAPARI we make all of our swimsuits with this protection layer to help reduce the impact of harsh sun rays. It’s important for everyone to consider this, but it’s even more important for patients post mastectomy procedures when your body is still healing and more susceptible. 

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Swimsuit styles for mastectomy-swimwear

Whether you’re looking for a two-piece suit, a tankini, or a one-piece, we have stylish options that are mastectomy-friendly. It’s easy to check to see if a swimsuit is compatible with Secret Pockets for Illusions™ Inserts, just look in the product description for a feature listed as “Secret pockets for Illusions. Mastectomy-friendly swimwear.” 

Need sizing help? 

At HAPARI, we’re committed to creating swimwear that makes you look and feel your absolute best. We want our customers to feel beautiful, strong, confident people in our HAPARI swimwear. And so, we’re dedicated to helping you find the perfect swimsuit fit. Our team of HAPARI style consultants are ready to help find. 

Contact a HAPARI style consultant at (866) 525-SWIM (7946). You'll get free, expert advice on how our different sizes, styles and fits can help flatter your figure. Our Style Consultants can be especially helpful if you are purchasing swimwear as a gift. 

If you’d prefer to size without contacting a consultant, we have an incredibly easy-to-use chart designed to help find the perfect fit. Find your perfect fit with our Size and Fit Guide.

Most of all, during what is an incredibly difficult time, we want our HAPARI community impacted by mastectomies to feel supported and beautiful, and to enjoy time at the beach or pool. Our mastectomy-friendly product features help you do just that.

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