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Pocketable Bras

Bras that can have pockets added to hold a prosthesis after mastectomy

Every style in our Caress range has integral bilateral pockets to hold a prosthesis but if you are struggling to find your perfect style or size you may wish to take a look at our Everyday range. Most of the bras in this range can have pockets added.  To add pockets to a style, tick the ‘Required’ box which is located next to the ‘Colours available’ section on the product details page and choose left, right or bilateral before selecting your size and adding it to your basket.

 

Before adding a pocket to a bra we would suggest that you try the item first and then return it to us for pockets to be added once you are happy with the fit.  Pockets added after manufacturer are flat pockets and once added are non-returnable. 


What is the difference between the pockets in the Caress bras and those added after manufacturer?

Our Caress styles have bilateral darted/shaped pockets added during manufacture to enable you to wear prostheses as required. These pockets follow the concave shape of the cup and are designed especially for women who have had a mastectomy.  The pocket has a side opening to allow a prosthesis to be inserted if required.  If the pocket is not required or if you have had a left or right mastectomy as opposed to a bilateral mastectomy, the natural breast will sit comfortably in the cup and the pocket will simply act as a super soft lining in the bra.

 

A flat pocket is added after manufacture, at your request.  You can request a left, right or bilateral pocket to be added.  We would recommend these pockets for ladies needing a larger cup as flat pockets sit flush against the chest and will hold larger prostheses more securely.  These pockets are only suitable for the ‘prosthesis side’ of a bra – as a natural breast will not fit into a cup containing a flat pocket.  Before adding a pocket to a bra we would suggest that you try the item first and then return it to us for pockets to be added once you are happy with the fit.  Pockets added to a bra after manufacturer are non-returnable. 


How much does is cost to add a pocket to a bra?

Pockets incur an additional charge of £5.00 per pocket.  Pockets added after manufacturer are flat pockets and once added the bras non-returnable.  We would suggest that you try the item first and then return it to us for pockets to be added once you are happy with the fit.


Am I eligible for VAT exemption?

If you have had a mastectomy or partial mastectomy you are eligible for VAT exemption on the cost of any product specifically manufacturedas mastectomy wear or for the service of adapting a bra to be suitable to hold a prosthesis (i.e. the service charge for adding a pocket)

 

 When ordering you will have the option to tick a declaration at the ‘shopping bag’ stage of your order to state you are eligible for this exemption.  If you order over the telephone you will need to request a VAT Exemption form that we will send out with your order. You will initially be charged the VAT but if you complete and return the form to us we will refund the VAT to you upon receipt.

 

 If you have any questions regarding VAT exemption and eligibility please contact our customer service team on 01295 265557 or complete our enquiry form.


Why don’t all of the Caress bras come in larger cup sizes?

The main reason for this is the excess fabric that larger darted pockets will produce inside the cup. While this isn’t an issue with a natural breast, when the bra is worn with a larger prosthesis, it can cause the fabric to wrinkle and roll up on the prosthesis side. For larger busted ladies, we can add flat pocket/s to most of our Everyday Comfort range. We would particularly recommend Grace, Rhianna or Isabella for pocketing in larger cup sizes. If you need help deciding which bra or pocket style would be best for your customer, feel free to call our Customer Services team on 01295 265557 or complete our enquiry form