My name is Eleanor and I founded Valiant Lingerie in late 2019. I was so frustrated by the lack of stylish, feminine lingerie for women who have had treatment or surgery for breast cancer or preventative surgeries.
I had been aware of this problem basically my whole life. My mum had breast cancer (twice!) when I was a child and had a single mastectomy without reconstruction initially. I clearly remember how frustrated mum was with the frumpy and unflattering bras she had to wear as a young woman in her early thirties. I hoped this had improved over the last 30 years but unfortunately it hasn’t!
I’ve experienced the same frustrations as my mum for the last 9 years or so since I had a double mastectomy in my twenties.
I felt like before my surgery I had a world of options when it came to choosing lingerie that made me feel confident and beautiful. After surgery it felt like all these options had been taken away from me and all that was left was beige and uninspiring.
I knew there must be a better way. And it turns out there is… and I would love you to be a part of it!
I’ve spent the last 12 months working with an amazing lingerie development consultancy in London to create Valiant Lingerie’s first collection.
Let’s stop settling for bras that don’t make us feel good and start embracing lingerie that makes us feel bold, confident and Valiant!
What's special about our lingerie?
- No underwires
- Supportive and comfortable underbands (the bands that go under the cups and round your back. Did you know the underband provides roughly 80% of the support?)
- Super soft fabric (and lace) that’s gentle on sensitive skin and scar tissue (one of our pet peeves is uncomfortable fabric against scars!)
- Thoughtful seam placement to avoid irritation
- Fully adjustable multiway straps
- Pocketed inner cups that can be worn with or without breast forms
We’ve worked hard to source high performance fabric for our lingerie. We’re quite demanding - we want a lot from the fabric we use for our lingerie. We obviously want it to look fabulous but we want it to perform too!
Since day one we’ve wanted our lingerie to fit beautifully and feel super soft against your skin. So good looks aren’t enough!
Our lingerie is made with a high quality, super soft, breathable fabric. It’s high performance and has enough stretch that it follows your body and ensures the perfect fit. And the best bit? It’s made of a ECONYL® regenerated Nylon.