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The Softest Bras Ever: Your Boobs will Thank You

June 05, 2019

The Softest Bras Ever: Your Boobs will Thank You

When it comes to finding a comfortable bra, especially post-surgery or after a mastectomy, we know it's all about finding a super-soft bra. But what makes one post-mastectomy bra style soft versus other wire-free bra styles that are ridiculously, outrageously and HEAVENLY soft?

The answer? The fabric.

While that may seem like an obvious answer, it can be difficult to know what specific materials we want or need when shopping for a bra, because often times, we don't know what materials to look for. We all know cotton is soft, but most bras made of cotton are only moderately soft and don't give our bodies that skin-on-skin or barely-there feeling we all crave. And when healing from a breast surgery or recovering after radiation therapy, moderate levels of softness just isn't good enough.

You need the dreamiest, most supple, and sensual of fabrics that will make you feel like you are floating in a creamy, fluffy cloud. You need modal. It's our fabric of choice here at AnaOno, and in case you don't have a chance to see our bras in person before buying them, we're happy to give you the full rundown so you can get a sense of just how luxuriously soft this material really is.

WHAT IS MODAL FABRIC?

Modal fabric is an ultra-soft fiber made from beech trees. It is stretchy, absorbent and beyond breathable, making it the perfect foundation for our comfortable mastectomy bras and post-surgical bras. It is cool to the touch and moisture-wicking, yet will offer the support you need without irritating your sensitive skin post-surgery or scars.

Due to the combination of raw material and cellulose, this fabric is considered a semi-synthetic that is then developed into a fiber through an environmentally-conscious chemical treating process. At the end of the process, the modal produces an unbeatable silky soft quality, that unlike other stretch fabrics, will not lose its shape and quality when washed.

WHY IS MODAL IDEAL FOR SURGERY RECOVERY BRAS?

Modal is the perfect fabric for your post-mastectomy bra or recovery bra for many reasons. As an incredibly luxurious fabric, it is cool to the touch, 50% more absorbent than cotton and feels remarkably similar in texture to silk. Unlike cotton, it is resistant to shrinkage and less likely to fade in color or pill (you know, those little annoying bumps). It's excellent durability despite its silky texture is important since you'll spend a lot of time in these bras after undergoing breast surgery.

In addition to being extraordinarily smooth and soft, modal fabric breathes remarkably well and features moisture-wicking properties. You don't want areas that are still healing to get hot and sweaty, so this quality is a major benefit to wearing a modal bra. It's also a stable material, so your supportive post-mastectomy bra will not lose shape, making it beautiful beyond surgery so you can continue to wear your comfortable wire-free modal post-mastectomy bras for years after your recovery from surgery.

Modal allows your body to breathe and heal while feeling like a warm and cozy hug against your sensitive skin. As soon as you feel this dreamy soft modal fabric in your post-mastectomy bras, you'll want to replace all your bras in your lingerie drawer!


Ultra-rich, smooth and dream soft, Modal is the ultimate fabric for post-mastectomy bras or radiation bras. Jersi wears The Molly Bra in Ivory, our super soft t-shirt bra.

WHERE DO I FIND MODAL MASTECTOMY BRAS?

We know shopping for post-mastectomy bras can feel overwhelming, which is why AnaOno offers a full range of recovery wear and loungewear made from 100% modal for breast cancer patients, survivors and thrivers, or those who know the pain of an underwire or structured bra. We also have stylish bras that blend modal with soft, stretchy lace for the perfect blend of soft support, function and fashion. We make it easy to find styles that look great and feel fantastic for the ultimate comfort and style you need no matter what stage of your breast cancer journey or breast surgery recovery you are on. And did we mention they are all wire-free and made with your needs in mind?

We've put together this must-have list for our favorite ultra-comfy, super stretchy modal styles.

1. The Molly Bra is the newest addition to the AnaOno Everyday Essentials modal collection. Thanks to the deep plunging neckline, this style looks great with your favorite low-cut top but feels as comfy as a lounge bra. Wire-free, luxe and super-soft, this bra will take you from daytime cute and comfy to night time sexy and smooth. It's flirty, fun and fashionable, without any discomfort. Molly is a must-have post-mastectomy bra. It's also an excellent bra for recovery from radiation because of the breathable and comforting modal material that never irritates sensitive skin.

The brand new, Molly Bra  is our creamy, dreamy brand new modal style.

2. The Monica Bra, also a new modal mastectomy bra, offers the most comfortable, full-coverage support. It's so soft, you won't even know you have it on! This style is great for fuller busts since it has a slightly higher neckline compared to our plunging bras. It's super-supple on sensitive skin and is pocketed to accommodate breast forms, a prosthesis or F(OO)Bs. It's sure to become your go-to for everyday barely-there wear both during recovery and long after you've healed.

With adjustable straps, The Monica is as versatile as it is comfortable! A go-to for full coverage and modest support after breast surgery, mastectomy or radiation.

3. The Front Closure Bra was voted Best Post-Mastectomy Bra by InStyle Magazine and is the all-around favorite wire-free front-closure recovery bra. It offers an ideal fit and feel while you recover from breast surgery, including single or double mastectomy, and is a go-to for those looking for a comfortable, wire-free, super-soft everyday front-closure bra. It can even be worn beyond recovery thanks to its timeless, chic design. Nursing mothers and those with limited mobility from heart surgery, shoulder surgery or another major procedure also love the ease of the front-closure design. This universal style suits various breast surgery types, including reconstruction, flat and au natural. This is one of our most popular picks for caregivers looking to provide support for a breast cancer patient, survivor, thriver or previvor.

"Very soft and extremely comfortable... I do not feel as if I am wearing anything and that's a big deal after a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction!" -Anonymous Fan of The Front Closure 

4. The Leslie Bra is a comfortable post-mastectomy lounge bra style for your rest days, everyday or even a light workout. The design features sporty mesh panels that provide breathability and light support with double-layer super soft modal. It is stretchy enough to step into it and comes pocketed to accommodate your favorite prosthetics or AnaOno Breast Forms. It looks amazing on flat, unilateral, reconstructed, DIEP flap F(oo)Bs and those who've had a lumpectomy or radiation. We designed the Leslie because we all deserve something soft, comfortable and beautiful. Trust us, you'll treasure this bra as soon as you feel the super-soft modal against your skin.

"This is the first comfortable bra I've had in years! The fabric is incredibly soft. The wide band at the bottom doesn't dig into my tissue. I have a huge rib cage so finding something that fits and doesn't gouge me in the ribs is difficult. This is the only bra I can wear all day. I would love these even if I hadn't had surgery." -Caroline

5. The Delilah Bra is the perfect everyday bra that is feminine, flirty and fun. It is easy to pullover, pocketed and comes with removable modesty pad for a super-smooth finish. This wire-free post-mastectomy bralette made of modal and stretch lace has convertible and adjustable straps so you can customize your fit. Ideal for double and single mastectomies, breast reconstruction, DIEP flap F(OO)Bs or unilateral and flat with breast forms, the Delilah is also the best sleep bra for other breast surgeries, such as augmentation, reduction and lifts.

"This is THE softest most comfortable bra I've ever had and is very pretty too. Like a cloud hugging me.' -Sharon

6. The Kiku Bra is sexy, cool and virtually undetectable under your essential dark and neutral tops. The mesh panels add that extra dash of flair you want in a flirty T-shirt bra and gives you that demi bra silhouette. However, it's also wire-free, so you can feel comfortable instead of restricted. The Kiku is great for those who have had mastectomies, breast reconstruction or DIEP flap surgeries.

"Best. Bra. Ever. This bra is so comfortable you don't feel like you are wearing anything!"-Robin

7. The Wrap Front Wire-free Cami is the perfect addition (and alternative) to your post-mastectomy bra options and is a comfortable option for easy dressing and layering. This gorgeous, practical shelf-camisole will leave you feeling confident and your body looking beautiful. Versatile enough to wear in the boardroom, bar and bedroom, it can keep you comfortable during recovery as well as years after you heal. It's a stunning choice if you're recovering from a mastectomy, lumpectomy, reconstruction or other breast surgery.

8. The Miena Robe is available with or without a drain management belt and is plush, lavish and functional. As the ultimate loungewear piece, this community favorite is thoughtfully designed to wear during treatment, recovery and beyond.

"I lived in this robe for the weeks following my mastectomy. The fabric is soft and stretchy so that the robe is never pulling against your skin or binding you. Now that my drains are gone, I've removed the belt and am wearing this robe as a regular house robe." -J

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY MODAL BRAS?

You can wash modal on the gentle cycle using warm water and cool rinse. Hang or lay your lingerie on a flat surface to dry. The best perk of this material? While cotton and rayon shrink and can lose its shape in water, modal will maintain its structure due to its high durability and strength when damp or wet. That way your wire-free AnaOno Post-Mastectomy Bra will stay crisp and beautiful while keeping that soft feeling for years to come.

The quest to find the softest bra ever can feel like a never-ending scavenger hunt. Refine your search by looking for a material that is guaranteed to keep you feeling great. You can never go wrong with the ultra-plush and incredibly luxe feel of modal material used in all post-surgery bras designed with intent by AnaOno. It will keep you feeling more than comfortable throughout your surgery, treatments and beyond.



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