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    No.85: The Benefits of a Front Closure Bra - AnaOno

    The back closure for bras has long been considered the default for design. However, these bras can pose some problems based on personal mobility and comfort. As a result, front closure bras are becoming more popular, especially among those who need a comfortable and convenient bra after a breast cancer surgery. Learn all about the reasons that front closure bras may just be the perfect fit for you.

    Easy to Put on and Take Off

    Getting your bra hooked behind your back isn’t always easy. Trying to do it when you’re recovering from surgery can be uncomfortable or possibly even dangerous when you have drain ports or incisions that are still healing. After certain procedures and treatments, such as reconstruction, mastectomy, radiation, and lumpectomy, an easy front closure bra offers a much more convenient option that won’t cause discomfort or pain. Hooking the bra in front makes it simpler to put on and take off without stretching muscles and skin around your chest. Once you try this type of bra closure, you’ll be hooked!


    Model clipping on the front closure bra


    If you’re looking for the perfect post-surgery bra, try our Pocketed Front Closure Bra. Voted Best Post-Mastectomy Bra by InStyle Magazine, it offers an easy-release front closure along with a pocketed design for prosthesis or lightweight breast forms. With three rows of hook and eye closures, you’ll be able to customize the fit to your needs.

    Less Irritation in the Back

    If you want a gentle bra, front closure designs are a great choice. Many people experience some irritation or discomfort from wearing a back closure bra. The hooks sit over the spine, so every time you sit with your back against a chair, you might feel the metal press into your skin through the fabric. The discomfort can be even more irritating for someone who prefers to wear a bra while sleeping since laying on your back produces the same uncomfortable sensation. Because sleeping on your back is necessary after a breast surgery, and wearing a bra may provide stability and protection, it helps to choose a front closure design for added comfort.


    Back shot of the Jamielee Lace Cup Front Closure Bra


    A great front closure longline bra to wear while sleeping or recovering from surgery is the Jamielee Lace Cup Front Closure Bra. In addition to offering comfortable, wireless support in front and back, this front closure bra has a lovely, lacy design that makes it a great addition to any lingerie collection.

    Better Sports Bra Fit

    When working out, a breathable front closure bra can combine the support of pullover sports bra with the convenience of a hook closure. Sports bras are more restrictive by design, which makes pulling the bra on over your head significantly more difficult. If you have limited mobility while recovering from a breast surgery, it can be even more of a strain to wiggle into a tight sports bra.


    Bianca wearing the Front Closure Sports Bra


    Choosing a front closure sports bra for after surgery makes it much easier to get the support you need with a bra that’s easy to put on and take off. Check out our Bianca Front Closure Sports Bra for a great example of this style.

    Whether you want to relax in style, enjoy a workout, or feel feminine and sexy, you’ll find the perfect front closure bra at AnaOno. Check out our full collection of post-surgery bras to find the right design for you.

    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.