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Breast cancer doesn’t have to mean splash­ing out on a whole new wardrobe and that’s prob­a­bly the last thing you feel like do­ing. Raid your wardrobe for comfy looser-fit tops and dresses. Straight after surgery you may find but­ton-up shirts and blouses are eas­ier to put on and take off and a looser fit will help hide any post-surgery drains. As you be­come more mo­bile, round neck­lines, ruf­fles or wrap neck­lines are all great for hid­ing un­even­ness and scar­ring. “Re­mem­ber, it’s un­likely any­one will ever no­tice you’ve had surgery un­less you tell them,” says Melissa. “Com­fort is key, so if you’re feel­ing self-con­scious, a higher neck­line will give more cov­er­age. Pat­terned and bright cloth­ing or ac­ces­sories are also a great way to dis­tract the eye, so bold state­ment neck­laces and pretty scarves are ideal.”

£95, 8-20, Laura Ashley Wrap dresses are comfy and flat­ter­ing. Wear a camisole or roll neck un­der­neath if the neck­line falls too low

Cowl neck­lines help add vol­ume to the up­per half of your body, so are a great choice after a dou­ble mas­tec­tomy £32, 8-20, M&Co

£24, 8-22, M&Co Shirts are eas­ier to get on and off post­surgery. Choose pretty colours or shirt dresses to help keep your look fem­i­nine

£28, 8-22 (in­cludes the scarf), M&Co

£22, 10-24, Bon­marché

£24, 10-32, JD Wil­liams Shoul­der details, ruf­fles and drap­ing all dis­guise lumps and a v-neck­line will help bal­ance your shape

£22, 8-20, Matalan

Scarves and state­ment neck­laces are a great way of dis­tract­ing at­ten­tion from your bust and will make an out­fit look more pol­ished £12, M&Co

£22, M&Co

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