Radiation got you feeling braless? What to wear to work when the girls are free!

It was just a few weeks ago that I shared with you the bra I found to be soft and wearable during my radiation treatment. Well that lasted a hot minute! Actually, it worked well for me for about a week – now the burn is to the point of no return, or at least to the point of no bra-wearing. Pretty much anything remotely fitted irritates my skin. There is just a teeny bit of pain from the burn, but the irritation mostly comes from the itching. It seems anything other than loose-fitting cotton exacerbates the itching, which is simply not cool.

So, how does one go braless when working in an office setting, you ask?

Sidebar: my office is not overly conservative, relatively speaking; I’m saying, in my opinion, large law firms in general are conservative with their dress policy. For example, our dress code states that we adhere to “traditional business attire” and also to “business casual attire.” Not allowed = jeans (denim or other materials – so I guess the pajama jean is out), sweat pants or workout clothes, ill-fitting attire, tshirts or other shirts with product or team logos, tennis shoes, and flip flops. So I’m guessing “headlights” are out too. Ha! Not that I would be comfortable with that anyway. Yikes!

So I got somewhat creative in hiding the free-styling. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves, but mostly I stuck to drapey/cowl neck type shirts and various items used as camoflauge: scarves, busy prints on cardigans, and jackets. Here’s how it all shakes out (ha!):

All black hides a lot, but the jacket does the real duty.
Draped neck shirt with camisole beneath.
I see nothink! (I wish you didn’t see that
groovy lamp behind me!)
Busy print on the cardigan helps
out on the weekend.

A pretty scarf is welcome to steal the show!

And lastly, you may have noticed…the new summer cut!
A little change every now and then always makes me feel good 🙂


2 thoughts on “Radiation got you feeling braless? What to wear to work when the girls are free!

  1. Kelly I am just getting all caught up and I just want to say that you are beautiful and so strong. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Praying for you!

    1. Thank you Andrea. I’m doing very well – prayers and encouragement are so helpful – I couldn’t do it alone!

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