How to measure for a mastectomy flat bra?

Well this is much easier than for a conventional bra as there are no cups to consider!

Whilst our Skarlettes stretch to accommodate a small A or B breast size, there are no pockets, so prosthetics aren’t as easily supported.

measuring a flat mastectomy bra

measuring a flat bra


To measure for a flat bra after mastectomy, these steps can be helpful:

  • Wear a non-padded bra or be braless. 
  • It's important to measure without any extra padding or anything to get in the way, to get an accurate measurement.
  • Use a soft measuring tape so as not to irritate your skin to find your measurements:
    • Band Size: Measure around your ribcage, at the point where your bra band would sit. Make sure the tape is snug but not too tight, and it should be kind of parallel to the floor. 
    • Round the measurement to the nearest whole number and this gives you your band size. For example, if your measurement is 32 inches, your band size is 32. 
    • You can then use our Size Chart to see whether a small, medium, large or XL Skarlette would fit you best. This is the only measurement you need to take – there is no need for a cup size with our lingerie.

Mastectomy bra fitting

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