Style is the first thing that goes out the window when you are fighting for your life, but it is there when you are ready to pick back up and move toward a positive, confident sense of self during treatment and recovery. In that spirit, the following is a guide to this new component of the program.
Many women find their skin is very sensitive during treatment. Look for softer fabrics that don’t irritate your skin in clothing and accessories such as:
- Natural fabrics like silk, cotton, and cashmere, which allow the skin to breathe
- New micro-fleece fabrics, which are easy to wash and extremely comfortable
Avoid wool, mohair, etc., which can irritate the skin. You can always add a thin layer, like a soft T-shirt or camisole if you are concerned that the fabric might be irritating.
- Hourglass (or “proportional”) - The top and bottom are in proportion to each other with a smaller waist.
- Straight - The waist is in line with the hips and shoulders.
- Bigger on the top - This body is proportionally broader in the breast, shoulders or back.
- Bigger on the bottom - This body is proportionally broader around the hips, bottoms and thighs.
- Bigger in the middle - The waist is bigger than the hips and shoulders.