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    No.203: How to Use Modesty Pads

    Surgery can leave nipples in new spots, pointing in different directions, or overall, just more noticeable than before. After surgery, you may want something to protect and smooth out your nipples. All our bras are pocketed, and most come with removable modesty pads. Modesty pads can be great to achieve symmetry, hide nipples, and provide a little extra padding.

    What is a Modesty Pad? 

    A modesty pad is a thin, shaped pad that you can insert into a bra to smooth out the appearance of your chestOur modesty pads come in black and ivory, to blend in with the color bra you purchased. They also come in multiple sizes that match your bra band size. Most of our bras come with modesty pads; however, we sell them separately for those who want to stock up.

    Demonstration on how to put a F(OO)B in

    Why Use Modesty Pads? 

    To achieve symmetry: Our modesty pads are sold as a pair to use in the left and right side of our bras. However, if you are looking to balance one side more than the other, the cups can be easily and comfortably doubled up to make up for a full cup size difference from one side to the other.

    To cover your nipples: Modesty pads hide nipple visibility under shirts, blouses, and dresses by acting as a barrier between your bra and top 

    More padding protection: Modesty pads shape the breast and add a smoother appearance under clothesadding slight roundness for reconstructed breasts. 

    How to Use Modesty Pads? 

    Simply leave them inserted in the bras or remove them depending on what you desire. Our pocketed bras make it super easy to add or remove depending on what you choose. Swap your breast prothesis or f(oo)bs out for modesty pads if you want light coverage or take them out completely if you’d like. The standard triangle shape can be trimmed and adjusted to best fit inside your favorite pocketed AnaOno bra.

    Our Molly Pocketed Plunge Bra has a super fun and flirty style that combines the comfort of a wireless post-mastectomy bra with the convenience of removable modesty pads. Molly is the perfect bra for someone who wants a bit of padding in their wireless bra. The plunging neckline means you can wear this soft t-shirt bra under any low-cut shirt or blouse. 

    Are Modesty Pads the Best Option for Me? 

    Our modesty pads are great to achieve symmetry, but if you looking for something with a bit more fullness, we suggest our f(oo)bsIf you had a breast surgery that left one or both breasts flat or your chest uneven, our breast cup inserts may work great for you. Especially if you’re searching for a light-weight alternative to your breast prosthesis; our super light weight breast forms achieve a full-B or small-C cup shape proportional to your body. 

    If you need an additional set of modesty pads, you can purchase them hereIf you’re interested in trying our f(oob)s, you can find those hereThey are both designed to fit the band size you typically purchase. We offer a wide range of pocketed bras at AnaOno and you can view them hereCheck out what we have to offer and contact us at cs@anaono.com to receive a personalized recommendation from us! 

    Dana Donofree

    Dana Donofree

    Founder and CEO of AnaOno. After a diagnosis of breast cancer in her late 20’s, Dana took her own lived experience and fashion design background and (re)designed intimates for those that have undergone breast surgery. Dana’s story has been published around the world in outlets like New York Times, BBC, Huffington Post, The Today Show, and more.