Before and after I had breast surgery, I searched high and low for the type of Bra I desired to wear post-op. I never really found what I was looking for. I didn’t know about all the gizmo’s I needed to accommodate post-surgically like the medical drains and tubes we wear as Survivors but we learn fast. I realized I wanted to ‘hide’ them under my garments to return to the workplace so that no one would really know what had happened to me because I had lost my breasts! Yes, both of them. I didn’t even want my young kids to realize that Mommy got sick.
I was humiliated, embarrassed, and depressed. The last thing I needed to worry about was the type of Bra I was wearing but then, that became top of mind, all of the sudden. Not only were the Bras provided by the hospitals ugly and utilitarian, they were white, tight, high-collared at the neck and I felt like I was in a straight jacket - for real! So much Velcro that I claimed could wake neighbors (it stuck to everything)!! So tight at the breasts, I was already in discomfort post-op, I didn’t need more pain from a darn Bra. So that got me thinking.
(The images below depict what Survivors experience when you leave the hospital wearing a utilitarian-style Bra with medical drains pinned at your waistline - how many drains depend on the type of surgery. An unsightly seen - I chose to wear a men’s dress shirt to hide this horrific experience for months afterwards).
First I wrote about my journey through Breast Cancer recovery in a story called “My Pain Woke Me Up: BLISS!” And then of course, after so many surgeries, I could not stop thinking about what I truly desired to wear. Fast forward today, I designed trendy, contemporary, utility-patented Bras that not only fit your lifestyle but fit with comfort and revolutionary design. A remarkable change from my experience, right! Put your SEXY on! (New industry designs by CRISSCROSS)
CRISSCROSS Intimates was designed with your needs in mind, not just mine. Yes, I had a bilateral mastectomy and 13 surgeries later, I survived some awful medical procedures and wore many ugly, uncomfortable Bras. My media and tech skills came in handy and I put them to test. I innovated using magnets and minimal soft, low-profile colorful Velcro for closure, a criss-cross wrap in every style because we all know how painful it is to raise your hands overhead post-surgerically, cushiony comfortable wireless Bra bands, clean-cut edges, seamless micro-fiber luxurious fabrics, a Bra to hold the drains so they don’t pull at your side, added a little sexy and style, and of course, obtained utility-patented designs and Voila! The Nina Bra, Grace Bra, Christina Bra were first introduced - named after family and friends (Survivors) with the Crisscross brand being named after my belated soulmate (first husband). Men’s Vests that offered similar features in style and comfort too. There has been meaning behind everything.
Revolutionary designs that cover the phases a patient goes thru during post-op: from Day 1 thru 120 in recovery and beyond, so you can wear criss-cross undergarments throughout your journey from your hospital bed, home, to the workplace, out to yoga as active wear, or wherever you may go.
Now our collection of ten colors - beautiful, bold or soft and enticing, I believe we covered the gamut of what women desire. Color inspires me - does it inspire you? Take a closer look at the line here: https://CRISSCROSSIntimates.com | https://CRISSCROSSIntimates.com/LookBook. And below is a sampling of the new criss-cross Bras being introduced for the Holidays. Mix ‘n match with our Panties and Leggings! https://CRISSCROSSIntimates.com/Bras.
Continue to SHOP CRISSCROSS throughout the Holidays and buy yourself a matching set of briefs, thongs, leggings and other accessories or a special gift for a loved one. We offer e-gift cards in many denominations https://CRISSCROSSIntimates.com/accessories/e-gift-cards/.
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