Stylish Living and Shopping Cancer

July 5, 2016


Breast Briefs on Lingerie BriefsHave you ever been worried or concerned about how to continue to be stylish or fashionable before undergoing breast surgery for cancer?  Yes, there are numerous Bras, Sports Bras, Bandeaus, Camisoles and like Lingerie on the market today but I find that each Survivor has a unique situation with a unique needs and fitting requirements.

To preview a list of merchandising options that may be right for you today I’d like to highlight a known brand in the world of cancer.  Better known to many as #CUREDIVA.  We all become Cancer Diva’s once we become a Survivor.  It’s a known fact that we become empowered, educated and informed.  We have to after all because it’s all about healthy breast awareness and wellness.  But what our Top Docs don’t always know is where to help us turn for stylish and fashionable undergarments.  So sometimes it’s best when we turn to our Sister Survivors for the answers.JC

I know that I’ve become a resource to many Survivors over the years as I’m approaching nine years this July as a Survivor and I also turn to many wonderful industry resources that have helped me along the way.  Cure Today is one of those resources, a collection of magazines about Cancer – all types and stages of cancer.  More importantly, when you Shop Cancer, they have an online shopping site which allows you to preview the many post-surgical merchandising options available on the market today.

So take a look at their Stylish Living with Cancer options to address your particular needs.  You just might find the right fit for your particular situation.  I know many who have and are pleased with the outcome.

In my Breast Cancer book My Pain Woke Me Up: BLISS! I wrote about many resource options available to Survivors as shopping cancer can be stressful and challenging.

So be sure to stop and shop for the right products with the proper guidance and input from your Sister Survivors and, of course, your physicians.  Gaining that insight will make the difference.


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Breast Briefs



An Intimate Apparel column about Bras, Breast Cancer and Advancements with New Technologies


Columnist: JEAN CRISS
Also: Author, Contributing Writer/Blogger, Breast Cancer Survivor,
Entrepreneur, Former SGK Board of Trustee,
Designer of new CRISSCROSS-logo Brand

Jean Criss has been our new #BreastBriefs Columnist of #LingerieBriefs since September 2015. Jean is known as an author of Trilogy Series, Contributing Writer/Blogger for other leading Intimate Apparel Journals and the Media at large. She is a 9-year Breast Cancer Survivor, Former Board of Trustee of Susan G. Komen North Jersey Affiliate, and new Designer of CRISSCROSS-logo. Her brand was created to help breast cancer survivors feel confident and look beautiful in post-surgical undergarments after surgery. They are designed for both women and men and the collection will include: bras, cami’s, men’s vests, hospital gowns — thinking of every step a survivor may need to recover in comfort and style. She even designed stylish medical scrubs for caregivers — covering all aspects of her hospital experience.
As an entrepreneur, Jean enjoys writing about breast health awareness and beauty, new technologies and fashionable apparel. She is a fashionista at heart and a media connoisseur with over 25+ years dedicated to media and technology. Her passion for a more comfortable bra became apparent after her experience with uncomfortable, ugly, utilitarian breast cancer bras post-recovery. Her inspirations to take her first-hand knowledge to create advanced solutions for survivors in the intimate apparel industry have come true! From inception to concept, strategy, and design to fashion forward innovative laser-cut templates, patterns and grades. Chic styles offer advanced healing with custom-made fabric and unique accessories. Jean feels “every survivor should have a positive experience – no matter what form of breast surgery you may need to experience.Bottom line, all patients want to feel confident on the inside and look beautiful on the outside. Jean has not been scared to tackle the unknown and enjoys learning and taking advice from industry experts. “It’s been exhilarating to launch from the ground up in a brand new market!”  Jean is passionate about supporting this cause to help put an end to breast cancer forever. TrueBLISS as noted in her breast cancer story – My Pain Woke Me Up: BLISS!
Jean Criss has served as CEO of Jean Criss Media, LLC in New York City since 2011 and produces digital media, advertising, social media, TV and innovative marketing campaigns, all with the goal of foregrounding local businesses and agencies. She is host of Java with Jean, a web TV series she created to promote clients, and their products or services.  Jean has a business communications degree and has earned numerous sales leadership and executive awards. She donates a great degree of time to non-profit and women entrepreneur networking organizations throughout the Northeast and nationally. You can learn more About Jean on her website. For media inquiries or links to her social sites, please contact her at or 212/792-4106 or follow on twitter @jean_criss or at

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