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About  Us

Logo for The Busted Tank® Post Mastectomy Clothing Shop


is to help restore the self-confidence in women who have had a mastectomy 
in a

comfortable, affordable and convenient fashion.


After my bilateral mastectomy, I just wanted to feel like myself again and be comfortable.

I really needed some wardrobe essentials. 

This is how The Busted Tank® was born. ​

The Bust (breasts) ed Tank (close-fitting tops).

I was diagnosed with DCIS in April 2017 after my routine mammogram and subsequent biopsy.

I was 45 years old.

I underwent 2 lumpectomies in the following weeks - the second still with positive margins.

I was told I needed a mastectomy of my right breast. I was stunned. 

After much deliberation of how to move forward, I opted for a bilateral mastectomy in June 2017.

I chose not to have any reconstruction and was at peace with my decision

although I longed to appear like my old self again.

It was a struggle for me to find anything comfortable to wear which had a faux breast appearance.

Nothing really fit my ideal. 

 I also felt I had earned the right to never put on a typical bra again.

I sewed many different shirt and padding designs at home until I finally realized that

a simple design was what I needed. 

I envisioned making a comfortable, affordable and convenient shirt

for every woman going through this dilemma,

and with the loving support of my family, I am thrilled to bring my idea to fruition.

 We are a woman-owned small business. 

If you have any questions or concerns please email us at

We hope you enjoy our products! 


 Nicole and The Busted Tank ® Team

We are a small business created in 2019 and located in New Milford, CT. 

Online sales only at this time. 

Nicole, Owner/Creator of The Busted Tank®
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