Finally, a post-mastectomy sports bra that melds form and function
Breast cancer has touched all of us in some way or another, and my mom was an almost-40-year survivor. Although she never experienced a recurrence, her yearly screenings were very stressful—at least until she decided to have a prophylactic mastectomy on the breast that wasn’t removed when she became sick in 1976. Over the years, I also saw her struggle with finding bras that were comfortable for her reconstructed breast, while accommodating her prosthesis and natural breast all at the same time.
Although my mom was far from a fitness fanatic, I can’t help but think the Adidas by Stella McCartney Post-Mastectomy Sports Bra would have been just the solution she was looking for. Featuring a front zip (since it’s common to experience a limited range of arm motion after reconstruction), inner pockets with removable pads to hold prosthetics in place, strategically placed seams to minimize scar irritation and adjustable straps for a customized fit, it ticks all the boxes more any sports bra while being designed with the needs of post-mastectomy women in mind.
Thanks to Stella McCartney and Adidas, a mastectomy no longer needs to limit your workout gear options. And perhaps the best part? It’s super-stylish—and can be worn by anyone. I absolutely love the workout ensemble below (and I’m pretty sure my mom would, too).