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    No.48: The Best Fitting Bra Makes You Feel Good

    Finding the right bra takes trial and error, and it can be a frustrating process on a normal day. Throw into the mix the fact that you no longer have one or both breasts or you have had reconstruction, and finding the right bra can seem daunting. Fear not.

    At AnaOno, we’ve been through the process. We’ve had to ask: How should a bra fit? When we couldn’t find the answer in traditional bra options, we set out to develop bras that would work after reconstructive surgery, mastectomy or lumpectomy. If you are wondering how should a bra fit you, here are some things you need to look for.


    The straps on your bra should sit securely on your shoulder. They shouldn’t dig into your skin or leave indentation marks. If they do, your bra is definitely too tight. They also shouldn’t slip off your shoulder. This is an indication that your bra is too big.

    Should you decide to add inserts or F(oo)Bs™ to your bra, you still want to make sure that the straps sit properly on your shoulders. Most bra straps can be adjusted, and this ensures that they stay put. If you find that even after adjusting the straps they dig or slide, then looking for another bra is in your best interest.


    The band of your bra is the section that goes around your chest. When it comes to an ideal fit, this should be snug, but not so tight that it squeezes the air out of you. Getting a bra that has several hooks and clasps can help you tighten the band to the ideal support level. When it comes to ease of fastening your bra, consider looking for one with front closures.


    The cups on your bra should form to the curve of your breast — whether they have been reconstructed, natural or you are using inserts. If any of your breast spills out of the cup, this is an indication that your bra is too small. Should you notice gaps, this lets you know your bra is too big.

    To get the best fit, you might consider wearing a bra that provides full coverage. Whether you have one breast or two, a bra made from stretchy, soft material will conform to your body and offer support. Getting a bra with pockets will ensure that you can use inserts.

    How Should a Good Bra Fit?

    Finding a good bra in general can be challenging, but it can be even tougher after having one or both breasts removed. Every woman has different wants and needs when it comes to their bra, and the best choice is the bra that feels comfortable and makes you feel good.

    At AnaOno, we offer a wide range of bras no matter your size, shape or need. Whether you have undergone a single or double mastectomy or have had your breasts reconstructed, we have a bra that will work for you. Browse our selection to find great fitting bras that provide support and comfort.

    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.