HydroChic, a leader in modest and sun protective active swimwear, provides women of all shapes and sizes with the ability to achieve a custom swimwear fit by offering more than 100 mix-and-match separates, including post-mastectomy swimwear.
Available in missy through women's 4X, HydroChic offers three separate swim bras to choose from including the supreme swim and sports bra, the racer back sports bra, and the mastectomy swim and sports bra. The mastectomy swim bra option transforms any HydroChic swim top separate into mastectomy swimwear.
Because most women who have undergone mastectomy surgery feel more comfortable wearing a prosthetic breast insert, HydroChic offers the mastectomy bra option. The inserts are generally placed into the attached breast pockets on the inside of the mastectomy swim bra.
Says Sara Wolf, co-founder of HydroChic, “Recovery after breast cancer treatment is more than just physical, there's a psychological element as well. Something as simple as going swimming can become more complicated after a mastectomy. Many women find it challenging to wear swimwear again, but HydroChic’s post-mastectomy swimwear is designed to make women more comfortable and secure. It’s designed to make swimming an option for every woman, no matter what her figure, size, shape and special needs may be.”
Here are some post-mastectomy swimwear design tips and features to look for:
Look for removable soft cups. These can be removed and breast forms can be inserted in their place.
Swim bras that fit snugly help to keep one’s natural breast and the prosthesis firmly in place against the chest.
High arm openings, wide straps, and a high neckline on swim tops, swim tunics and swim dresses that hide potential scarring. Choose more or less coverage depending on scarring and style preference.
.HYDROCHIC Swim to Gym Collection: HydroChic’s collection of swimwear for missy, plus and young girls convert to active wear by adding coordinating silhouettes from the collection - versatile swim skirts and skorts from 15” – 27” lengths, shorts, pants and swim dresses, as well as transitional pieces including long and cropped leggings. Add lightweight jackets and sundresses, and you are ready for the boardwalk, café or buffet without changing your wardrobe.
HydroChic swimwear is made from high quality, quick-drying fabrics that provide UPF 50+ sun protection and chlorine resistance. For winter indoor water sports, its chlorine-proof line is perfect for water exercises, water Zumba and water-based spinning.
No matter which type of swim silhouette you prefer, HydroChic suits offer the perfect amount of support and coverage while swimming the waters of an ocean or pool, with more versatile options than ever before.
HydroChic, LLC. was co-founded by Daniella Teutsch (Teaneck, NJ) and Sara Wolf (New Rochelle, NY), and launched in May, 2008. The idea came to them one day at the Jersey Shore as they watched women of all ages slather themselves with sunscreen and pull sloppy men’s t-shirts over their traditional bathing suits to protect their skin from sun damage. They knew that more fashionable coverage options were missing in the swimwear market. Only then did they realize how many other women were searching for the very same swimwear solutions. HydroChic is based in New Rochelle, NY.
HydroChic is available at select stores throughout the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Israel, and online at www.hydrochic.com. Prices range from $29.50 to $95.00.