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Who is Sophia Rose?

Who is Sophia Rose?

We get asked a lot: “So, who is Sophia Rose?” It’s a natural question. Our lingerie line for breast cancer survivors is called Sophia Rose Intimates. Some people ask if we sisters are named Sophia and Rose. But no, we are Adelene and Carolyn Tan.

We started the work on our beautiful lace, pocketed, mastectomy bra in 2012 when our mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. After her bilateral mastectomy, we went on many unsuccessful shopping trips to find her pocketed bras that she would love and enjoy wearing with her prosthesis. We searched in stores and online, quickly realizing that there were very few mastectomy bra options in the market, and almost everything we saw looked plain, utilitarian or dated. More importantly, they were uncomfortable to wear.

We could not accept that something so important was so lacking. So we created Sophia Rose Intimates to bring style, comfort, quality, and fun back to intimate apparel shopping for breast cancer survivors. We have spent hundreds of hours brainstorming, researching, developing, designing, drawing, fitting and sourcing the right materials to perfect the construction and fit of each Sophia Rose piece.

So, is Sophia Rose our mom’s name? It’s a good guess, but nope! Our mom was our biggest inspiration, but she wasn’t the only woman we had in mind when creating our intimates brand. We know that breast cancer survivors everywhere are yearning for a comfortable, supportive, and elegant bra with a matching panty set to wear. 

So, if she isn’t our mom, and she isn’t us, who is Sophia Rose? Sophia Rose is the woman that represents the values and attributes we see in our customers. She is the woman that survived breast cancer, and is now thriving. She is loving to others, and loved by others. She is strong and courageous, yet vulnerable and sincere. She is not swayed by trends and stays true to her own beauty. She finds elegance in daily tasks. She shares her joy and welcomes support.

She is a woman in your life. Perhaps, she is you.

Our mom is our Sophia Rose, and we’re meeting more Sophia Roses everyday. They are blooming everywhere. Join us by sharing the stories of the Sophia Rose in your life. Use #MySophiaRose to share a story of the Sophia Rose in your life. Or, share your own Sophia Rose story. Tag us @MySophiaRose so we can honor her with you. Whether you are a breast cancer survivor or not, we are in this together. Our stories are our own but we share the same journey.

Sophia Rose Intimates was inspired by our family and made for yours. After years of preparation, our big launch is here. Learn more about our first line of intimates for breast cancer survivors. You can support our vision by sharing our pocketed mastectomy bra and matching bottoms with a Sophia Rose in your life, or by purchasing the panty or thong yourself. Thank you for your support!