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One Way to Dress Comfortably After a Mastectomy and Reconstruction or Radiation


Have you had a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery or radiation? Do you have trouble finding a bra with enough support that is soft and gentle on your skin? You are NOT ALONE! I hear from my breast surgeon, plastic surgeon, and oncology colleagues that this is a big quality of life problem after surgery and/or radiation. Shelfies have a built in shelf bra that is soft and stretchy, with the perfect amount of coverage, separation, and gentle support. The seams on the bra layer are away from the skin, so there is nothing to chafe or itch. Shelfies were originally designed as loungewear/pajamas, but they are definitely being worn as street wear. The maxi dress is so flattering with a racer back and a small front pleat that creates the perfect amount of flow to the body of the dress. If looks super cute with a denim jacket or vest and platform sandals. The tees are also the perfect basic that can be dressed up or down. I am currently searching for nonprofit organizations to support in the breast cancer space. 10% of all proceeds purchased with coupon code CANCERSUCKS will be donated to an organization that supports breast cancer patients locally and nationally along with a 10% savings on all items purchased with that code.


Ailene says:

Having a double mastectomy due to breast cancer 18 years ago changed my life tremendously! Luckily it was caught early and I didn't need anything more than a double mastectomy! I am thankful and know I was lucky. I don't want to sound as if I'm complaining but nothing feels or fits right after a mastectomy. Its an awkward feeling, one I can't really explain. That is why I'm writing this review as FINALLY I have a place for my girls to call home. They aren't squashed into a bra or dangling free. They are sitting on the shelf happy as can be! My plastic surgeon explained to me that women who want to keep their girls perky as they age should keep them gals in a bra as much as possible.... has something to do with gravity and all that stuff! The problem is finding something that is comfortable and "girl" friendly! I've tried them all, and I've made do with what is out there!! This Hi-Lo is the way to go! What a brilliant idea! If you know someone who is or has battled breast cancer and are looking for that special gift, you just found it!!!


Paula says:

Wonderful clothes so cute and comfortable . Great if you have had reconstructive breast surgery from cancer.


Jenna says:

I received two dresses and both were so soft I didn’t even have to wash them before wearing them. The material is like butter. I slept in my dress and it was heaven! Great product!


AliceAnn says:

The soft stretch of this tshirt is comfortable for relaxing and getting errands and chores done while providing support and coverage. The back hemline is long enough to cover the butt. The shelf bra provides lift, padding, and modesty. The phone pocket is convenient and keeps the phone secure so it doesn’t fall when you bend down. Perfect shirt for hanging out around the house on a day off.


Nickey says:

I was so excited to my get my Shelfie and try out the sewn in bra option. I am admittedly a 24/7 bra wearer and the typical flimsy pads in sports bras are taking up entire container store basket, so I was cautiously optimistic. This tunic is seriously so comfy and you can wear it with anything so it’s good for all day wear! I think the shelf bra and the sewn in padding is fantastic! The quality is amazing and I love to wear mine with some sleep shorts in those AZ night when you don’t want a lot of extra fabric on you. You can’t constantly tugging or pulling on the shelf bra either like with other camis. Can’t wait to try out the other pieces in the shoppe!!


Katie says:

I received the sleevless tunic in black and immediately put it on and I cannot be happier with this top! It's the perfect shape and NO bra lines because...NO BRA! I actually sew for myself because it's hard to find proper fitting clothing (small chest, large hips) but this top fits me perfectly, does not cling to my hips and has a wonderful, flowy, flattering drape. Light enough to wear during summer but perfect as a layering piece as well and did I mention, no need to wear a bra? Yes, it's the perfect lounge wear but I will be wearing this as a staple piece outside the house if I ever go out again. Along with the tunic I also tried the side panel pocket leggings. Now, I am not much of a leggings lady, but these were super comfortable and the fit was great! I was concerned because normally I need a smaller waistband but these fit nicely, stay in place and, oh, the POCKETS! Fits my phone easily and doesn't drag the leggings down with the weight. I slept in this whole outfit and may have just worn it the next day, too. **shhhhh!** Very happy with both of these products, thank you Joanne!


Sara K. says:

I was thrilled when I tried on my shelfie and it was exactly as described. The built in bra was comfortable and held in “the girls” quite well. I threw a cardigan sweater over the top and wore it all day “at work” (currently working from home but on lots of zoom calls). Highly recommend!


Sarah H. says:

This maxi dress is by far the best, most comfortable dress I have ever worn! And most importantly... I don’t have to wear a bra! It’s my new go-to when I’m in a rush or just want to hang around the house. You will not regret your purchase of a Shelfie!


Morgan says:


I purchased the maxi dress in black, size medium. For reference, I am 5’ 4” and 160 pounds, and curvy! I am thrilled with my purchase! The dress is made with this thick, butter soft fabric that is so luxuriously stretchy! It flatters my figure without being too tight anywhere, and truly does make me feel as though I could be wearing a nightgown while looking really cute and put together. I love the little detail near the neckline, and feel as though this is really an all-season, multifunction piece—my favorite for a minimalist wardrobe! It is thick enough to wear with a crop hoodie or blazer in colder months and all by itself in warmer months, pair it with sandals, boots, or tennis shoes, and you have a really simple, functional, classic outfit...AND YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO WEAR A BRA!! **angels singing** As far as what you get for the price point, this is a quality piece. Every hem and seam are finished. There are no loose threads. The fabric is thick, so no need to wear a slip or shorts, no one will see what you have going on underneath. I, personally, would much rather invest in a piece that will serve me well forever as opposed to something thin or cheap that I will need to replace once it starts pilling. Do yourself a favor and get a Shelfie! You won’t regret it!


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