Finding the right style bra is vital, and even more so once you have had breast surgery, whether it is a full mastectomy, partial or reconstruction, we have styles to suit every stage of recuperation. Every bra featured in our collection has been selected by our experts and tested on our team of wear test customers to ensure the fit and comfort is to the highest standard.

In order to help you understand the types of mastectomy bra and various cup styles in the Nicola Jane collection we have put together a quick guide to our mastectomy bra shapes and styles which will hopefully help you with your selection. Please note that all Nicola Jane bras are pocketed to hold your prosthesis securely.

Camisole bra

Camisole Bra

This style has the added security of a lace panel across the chest. This camisole panel is ideal if you have any hollowing on the chest wall, or high scarring that you are conscious of. It will also keep a close fit to the chest when leaning forward.

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Everyday pretty bra

Everyday Pretty Bra

Our everyday pretty bra section of the collection consists of bras whose cups are constructed by two sections of fabric – the top and bottom cup pieces sewn together with a seam which helps provide a nice shape with everyday support and comfort these are usually all soft cup Bras.

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Total support bra

Total Support Bra

Our total support bras offer a range of mastectomy bras designed from D-GG cup. You can identify a total support bra by the number of seams on the cups. Usually they will consist of three or more sections which enable the bra to offer total shape, uplift and support. The extra seams allow the bra to shape perfectly around the breast encompassing the whole bust to reduce movement and increase the support.

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T-shirt bra

T-shirt Bra

The term T-shirt bra is a generic way of describing a bra with a smooth surface and no seams running over the cups. They are particularly useful underneath smooth, tight fitting clothing as there are no seams to show through. They offer smooth, light support. Our Nicola Jane T-shirt bras come in two styles:
  • Seam free moulded fabric bras - smooth and stretchy fabric which has been heat moulded into a cup shape without the need for seams.
  • Lightly padded moulded foam bras - a thin foam cup which has been heat moulded into a cup shape. This is a great choice for wearing underneath tight fitting clothing as has a totally smooth surface but also offers the security of no nipple show through. These bras also disguise any difference between your prostheses and natural breast and give a nice even shape on both sides. If you are smaller busted our padded range of bras provide extra shape and definition.
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Underwired Bra

Underwired bras feature a U-shaped wire in the cup. They shape the breast and give good support. You can only wear a heart or oval shaped prostheses with an underwired bra so please check the shape of yours before you order.

If you like the support underwired bras provide it is possible to continue wearing this style bra but we strongly recommend you consult with your Breast Care Nurse before wearing, as your scar will have to be completely healed and they can check that you are not showing any signs of Lymphoedema. The bra will need to be a full cupped bra to cover the prosthesis and please make sure there are no wires directly touching your skin.

The Trulife Audrey Mastectomy bra has a flexi-wire which is soft and supportive but will not cause damage to your prosthesis, this style is also pocketed to hold your prosthesis. Alternatively we have a bra pocketing service and are able to pocket underwired bras.

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