Bras for a CauseWords by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of Tracy Birdsell Photography
At Destination I Do, we’re accustomed to talking about some of the happiest times in a woman’s life – her wedding and honeymoon. However, sometimes life’s challenges get in the way and that’s just what happened to Dana Donofree. Two months before her wedding and just-shy of 28 years-old, Dana was diagnosed with Infiltrative Ductal Carcinoma. After a bilateral mastectomy, reconstructive surgery and chemotherapy, Dana couldn’t find bras to fit her post-breast-cancer body. So, with a background in fashion and design, Dana founded AnaOno Intimates.
The lingerie line is specifically designed for breast cancer survivors and women living with breast cancer. The brand’s fit, design and technical construction are meant to take the guesswork out of bra shopping for women who have had or are going through breast cancer treatment. All shapes, sizes and surgeries are accounted for: from bilateral or unilateral, to FLAP surgery and enhancement. AnaOno Intimates offers five soft cup, wireless bra silhouettes, including:
- The lace “Alejandra” convertible bandeau bralette
- The “Rachel” triangle bralette
- The “Kelly” pullover racerback bralette
- The “Jennifer” pullover racerback sport bra
- The “Sandi” front closure racerback spot bra
The line also offers five mix-and-match bottoms. AnaOno debuted in Fall/Winter 2015 and styles can be found on anaono.com ranging from $32-$58. Also, for more information on how each bra is designed for different types of treatments, visit the website. The brand’s mission is to help women rebuild their confidence and be sexy and comfortable during recovery or treatment. As a bonus, AnaOno donates 5% of all bra purchases to charitable breast cancer foundations. More than anything, it’s an inspiring story of how one bride turned her own challenges into a mission to help others.
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