Brand Spotlight: Jamu Australia - Mastectomy Swimwear
A single or double mastectomy as a result of breast cancer or any other condition has a devastating effect on thousands of women every year causing a great deal of physical and emotional trauma. Although being free of cancer is the most important thing, many woman worry about losing their femininity and lack body confidence after the operation has taken place. Jamu Australia is a brand that specialises in fashion for women who have had mastectomy, it is a brand which understands their needs and desires and aims to provide wearable, fashionable garments that work with and without prosthesis to flatter, shape and give back their sense of femininity. At Simply Beach we now stock Swimwear from Jamu Australia, so I’ll take you through a couple of our favourites. A staple of every woman’s summer wardrobe has got to be the glamorous black swimsuit. The Yassine One Piece in Lava is stylish and sophisticated and has been designed specifically for woman who have had a single or double mastectomy. The fabric is luxurious with subtle shimmery stripe detailing and ruched fabric which is flattering for all body shapes and sizes. It has side panels to give a slimming silhouette and a Hollywood style halter neck strap which ties at the back to give adjustable coverage to the chest area should you wish to wear it higher. The swimsuit has moulded cups and discreet pockets for prosthesis, offering excellent concealment and security with a hidden band under the bust for extra support. If you prefer a bikini then the Ziane Bandeau Bikini is a great choice. It is fun and colourful in the Sabi Mora pattern and is versatile as can be worn with or without the halterneck strap. The pattern overlay and contrasting shades of purple give shape and enhances the bust. Again it has discreet pockets inside for prosthesis and gripper tape for extra support and security. The matching Ziane Pant with Belt Detail is soft and comfortable, with great coverage and finishes the look off perfectly. Jamu Australia is the creation of Lydia Leong which originally was fueled by her passion to create pieces that would cater for the needs of all woman of different shapes and sizes. Personal contacts with women who had mastectomy however later led to her deciding to specialise in mastectomy swimwear and lingerie only. However this swimwear is a great range for all women including those who haven't had a mastectomy, they function like any piece of swimwear.