Hey guys, Kara here. I've been working in marketing for my whole career but I think clothes are actually my passion. I'm obsessed with accessories and shoes, and always try my best to get the best deal. Honestly, the things I spend most money on, I never get complimented on...it's the things I get at H&M, TJ Maxx or Forever 21 that people always ask me about!
So when I found out I would need to remove my implants due to the Allergan-textured implants recall, I decided to get prepared. So I gravitated toward my true passion - clothes!
As some of you know, the ONLY silver lining to having breast cancer and having your breasts removed is you don't have to wear a bra any more. You can go backless, low cut and not have to worry about sagging, or having hard nips. BBC (Before Breast Cancer), I was a size 34D bra. I had big, beautiful breasts, but I could never wear a backless shirt or dress! And frankly, always had a hard time finding bras that were pretty and supportive.
Once I had "foobs" it was ironically easier to find clothes. But after going flat (concave actually), I have faced new challenges. It hasn't been easy, but through this whole experience - I've learned to embrace it and make the best of it.
So there are a few areas of interest I started researching to help with the whole "foobs" / no-boobs situation:
Learn to love ruffles. They don't have to be super cheesy ruffles, but adding some dimension to your newly flat area may help you feel like people aren't looking (even though they definitely aren't!). Check out these tops from Forever21 ranging from $12 - $30. Very affordable and fun!
You don't have to wear a bra anymore! YEY! Again, this isn't something you asked for, but it happened. So I recommend going backless! Check out these fun and comfy shirts I found at Lulu's ranging from about $35-$80 - which are perfect for your quarantining routine. Still not bad in price and gorgeous, casual and sexy!
These shift dresses can be great for work (whenever we actually go back) or going out. They are loose and comfortable, but full of style. You can go short or long with these and have fun with added accessories. Check out a few from H&M!
Sometimes you just need to be reminded to take a breath and remember you are in charge of your feelings, your thoughts and your body!
One of my personal favorites is MantraBand - a jewelry company that creates bracelets, rings and necklaces with mantras that appeal to every one out there! I have "Never Give Up" and "Believe" bracelets that I wear every day.
And my all-time favorite, is Diane von Furstenberg's "In Charge" necklace that has been my new go-to! (though I think they only have the diamond encrusted one in stock now - but I found some links on Amazon and Poshmark!!)
Do you have any fashion tips for women "Fighting Pretty"? Comment below!