Lingerie and Disability / Lingerie et Handicap
Disability and chronic illness is a subject dear to me since I'm suffering from various chronic illnesses and, like many people, I have relatives who deal with disability in their daily lives. The Lingerie Addict had written a great article on buying lingerie for hypersensitivity, but it's already a few years old and I have noticed many new options popping up recently. I have focused on bras as they are oftentimes the most problematic area, but I have also included some other lingerie pieces that are disability friendly. This Mic article could also be an interesting read.
Front close bras are not terribly common, and most brands who offer them are focused on specialty bras. That being said, they sometimes pop up in fashion brands' offer and they can now be found up to a G cup, making them easier to find and to fit than in the past.
Pas d'armatures, pas de problème!
Unwired and Supportive
Full bust brands have recently started jumping on the bralette bandwagon, and, on top of the offer from indie brands, the wire-free options for bigger cups are becoming more and more numerous. Here are a few of my picks, but I could have included many more! Mastectomy and Nursing bras are usually good bets too.
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Unwired and soft
While support is usually the first demand for unwired styles, some conditions call for more gentle options. Some of these are suitable for fuller busts and plus sizes, while all of them should work for smaller busts. High Apex shapes similar to the classic Moments by Hanro should suit those with soft tissue due to weight fluctuations.
Post-surgery options are steadily growing but stay limited to A-E cups. They make good alternatives for smaller busts looking for supportive but unwired designs. If you're full busted or plus size and need a mastectomy bra, you would need to ask an indie designer for a custom order. Those listed in the sections above should be able to complete this kind of order.