Tops


Tops to suit a flat chest after a mastectomy should be easier to find than dresses as they are not bound by traditional patterns and so there are lots of alternative styles and cuts to look out for. Avoid tops and shirts with bust darts and bear the tips below in mind.

Look for:

Layered fabric

Layered fabric adds depth and movement Layered fabric adds depth and movement

Breast Pockets

Breast pockets add depth Breast pockets add depth

Gathered or Cowl Necklines and Gathered Waistbands

Cowl necks adds volume Cowl necks adds volume
Pleated neckline and elasticated waistband add volume and pattern adds illusion of a shadow Pleated neckline and elasticated waistband add volume and pattern adds illusion of a shadow

Patterned Fabric

Geometric pattern adds the illusion of shape Geometric pattern adds the illusion of shape

Texture

Pintuck adds detail and texture Pintuck adds detail and texture
Lace adds interest and contrast of colours adds shape Lace adds interest and contrast of colours adds shape