Hi all! This is a new Spanish brand that has created fabulous designs! I gave my mum one for her birthday and she can sunbathe, swim and even jump! She said it is very comfortable and she recommended this new shop. In case you would like to have a look: www.lasseda.com The webpage is in Spanish but they speak English perfectly! I hope you like them as much as my mum did 🙂 take care! Andrea
Here's a link to the BCC information about swimwear after surgery which may be helpful to you:
I can highly recommend the Nicola Jane chlorine resistant sporty swimsuits. I swim every week. I had a mx in 2007, started off by sewing a pocket into my Speedo costume, but wasn't very happy with the result. I bought a Nicola Jane costume from their sporty range and have been wearing it ever since. I had a recon in 2010 so no longer need a mx costume, but I like it and it is showing no signs of perishing with the chlorine. So excellent value for money. My Speedo ones never lasted anything like as long. As I am tall I bought the long version - another bonus as it fits better than the Speedo ones ever did.
Recently had a mastectomy. I bought a Speedo swimsuit (Xylia) online which I have been able to swim with an A-cup/size 2 swimming prosthesis. The breast area in the swimsuit is quite fitted with half zip in front. It works well without pockets. I have only had slippage of a centimeter after a half hour of swimming freestyle which I can cope with and easily adjust. From experience, this brand lasts quite a while without too much give, so I am hoping it lasts sometime before I need to get around to sewing a pocket into the inner bust layer, or indeed replacing my swimsuit altogether.
I agree with many of the comments here about the struggle to find a swimsuit - in my case, a costume that looks like sports wear and that is suitable for many hours of exercise in the pool.
You may find the following publication from BCC useful to read, it contains some information about swimwear and there are various swimwear stockists in the back, please also feel free to call our helpliners as they may also be able to add further information about your queries:
Helpline 0808 800 6000 weekdays 9-5 Saturdays 10-2