I'm an active, fashion conscious, 60 year old who has had a bilateral mastectomy. The initial attempt at reconstruction has failed, and while there are other options, I'm considering life just as I am, without prostheses of any sort.
I'd like to have a small repertoire of attractive blouses, dresses or wraps which form a subtle disguise... patterns that might add some small amount of volume in the bust, without calling stark attention to the area. For instance, I do have a cleverly designed shawl which for the mathematically inclined, is a mobious strip. Think of taking a narrow strip of paper, giving it one twist, and then attaching the ends. You now have the extra volume of the twist in the chest area. It's attractive, but also gets the job done.
What design details do you suggest? Darts and princess seams are out; bias draping is in?
While apparently there is a very high percentage of women that don't pursue reconstruction, I suspect many would also forgo prostheses (in the case of bilateal) if we had fashion options. Your advice is much appreciated.