You can’t tell from the weather but, the summer is here! And so is the latest seasonal fashion blog with tips and photos from members of the Flat Friends Facebook Group.
First up is something you won’t find on your local high street. This gorgeous lace Bardot top was found by Caroline at a local market whilst on holiday in Split. Which goes to prove we can shop anywhere! Bardot tops always look great on us as the frills add volume across the chest, and of your are a uniboober the frills will help balance out any unevenness whether you wear a prosthesis or not. And as shown perfectly here, you can wear them on or off the shoulder.
In Tesco at the moment there is a great range of Bardot tops, these were spotted by Paula:
Julie bought this classic chambray double-frill Bardot top in Peacocks for the bargain price of £12.80while they had a 20% discount offer on.
Also from Peacocks are all of these modelled by Jan…
A chambray jumpsuit with Bardot frill:
Red frilled swimsuit:
Matching frilled playsuit:
Lacy frilled top (perfect as a beach cover up):
A bold floral jumpsuit:
Jan has also written a brilliant sewing blog on how to adjust items to suit your chest which you can read here.
Evana is wearing this beautiful, bold top from Bon Marche (£16).
Alex bought this Falmers brand white cotton top in Matalan for £14. Well, actually she bought 2 and is going to try dying one!
Alison is modelling a new M&S post surgery swimsuit. Alison says, “Use with or without prosthesis. It’s comfortable to swim in. And at £29.50 it’s a lot cheaper than some specialist brands.”
Carol purchased this dress from Asda for £16. Carol says, “Great for Flatties or uniboobers like me.”
” Or with bra and prosthesis. I would wear bra and prosthesis with it, but I am a 36 D cup. Smaller ladies would be OK braless.”
Pamela went flat on her recent holiday in this black Asda ruffle top post surgery cossie.
Angelika says, “I love my jeans dress which I picked up for £10 at the sales in Sainsbury’s, especially as I have loads of uni-coloured T-shirts, which I now still can use.”
Jo has dressed her uniboob with ruffles in this gorgeous Red Herring dress. (Pictured with her very talented daughter in a skirt that she made herself!)
Louise bought this dress online at Marisota for a friend’s wedding. Louise said, “It was so comfortable and I got a lot of lovely compliments about it.” Louise decided to wear this dress without Knitted Knockers, as the frill and pattern mean there’s already lots of volume and decoration across the chest. This asymmetrical style means it would also work brilliantly for Uniboobers.
Clare bought this kaftan tunic top for £7 in the Bon Marche sale. Clare says, “a great pattern for us flatties”.
Tansy has come up with a brilliant solution to a plunging v-neck in a bikini or swimsuit. Tansy has cut up and stitched in a ‘v’ made from a pair of matching bikini bottoms!
(You could also try mixing and matching pattern with plain, or contrasting colours to add the illusion of shape and depth)
Sally is a uniboober having had a single mastectomy 5 years ago. Sally says, “A few ladies have asked if I have adjusted what clothes I choose; I don’t. This is me off out for dinner, I don’t hide anything but don’t think anyone noticed or of they did I didn’t know.”
I love this combination of plain top and bold, funky bottoms. Sally’s skirt is from Boden.
The summer sales are on, and I found this cold shoulder cotton tunic in River Island. The gathered neckline, and floaty style are really flattering – especially if you are conscious of your tummy area.
And this coral bardot top was only £5 in the Dorothy Perkins sale