If you’re planning on having, or have had, breast augmentation surgery, one of the most fun things you can look forward to is planning your new wardrobe. After all, your body has changed shape, and you’ll probably find that most of your tops and dresses (not to mention underwear) doesn’t fit anymore.
But before you hit the shops, here are a few hints and tips you might want to consider while you are recovering from a breast augmentation.
Take your time
It can take a couple of months for the swelling in your breast or breasts to go down, so be patient. There’s no point spending a lot of money on new clothes, only to have to do it again once everything has settled down.
See what still fits
First, try on your old clothes to see what still fits and what doesn’t. If the fabric is pulling across your chest, buttons are popping open, or you’re getting gaps between the front buttons of a shirt, it’s time for some new clothes. But instead of throwing your old clothes away, consider donating them to a charity shop or organising a clothes swapping party with your friends.
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As soon as you think you’re ready, make sure you get measured for your new bra size. Most department stores and underwear shops will offer this service free of charge. And there’s no need to feel embarrassed, they have seen all sizes and shapes before! It’s important to get your bra size right so that you feel comfortable, and your breasts are well supported. This is particularly important for sports bras too as you will need some extra support.
Try on lots of different styles to figure out your new size – and to find out what flatters your new shape. If you’re used to wearing tight or low-cut tops, you may find that you now spill out of the top. So look for styles that accentuate your new bust without looking cheap or vulgar.
Avoid high necklines and double-breasted jackets as these can make you look top heavy. Also avoid fussy tops with ruffles or frills across the chest. Instead, try single-breasted styles or tops with a deep V-neck, which will elongate your body while also showing off your curves.
Take a friend – and a camera
Take a friend with you for a second opinion about your new clothes. It’s also an idea to have them take some pictures on your phone or camera, so you can see yourself from lots of different angles. Why not make a full day of it with lunch and some luxury beauty treatments too?
If your bust is bigger, but the rest of your body is the same shape, you may find it difficult to find one-pieces that fit. Instead, try bikinis or tankinis that allow you to buy different sizes in tops and bottoms. You may also want to go for a bikini top that has built-in support or underwiring.
Enjoy your new body
Most importantly, find new styles that flatter your new shape and make you feel great.