Question: I have had a radical mastectomy and cannot find a skirted bathing suit with a high front-and-back neckline. The only suits I can find are cut too low--so low that my scars show. I would also prefer a suit that would allow me to wear my bra. Can you help?--B.J.
Answer: The wear-your-own-bra-style suit illustrated here is especially designed for women who have had mastectomies. It is by Ruth Handler for Nearly Me. This skirted style is available in Sizes 10-20 for $76 plus postage. The nylon-and-Lycra fabric is available in navy, jade or red with white. To order, write: Nearly Me, 2245 Pontius Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 90064.
Q: For years, my aunt has been looking for a slip with a T-shirt top--meaning a round neckline with short sleeves. She gets cold in the winter and says these slips help her stay warmer. Alas, I cannot find them anywhere. Can you?--N.S.
A: Knee-length T-shirts called Tee-PJs are available in 100% cotton knit from Wittmann Textiles, Drawer A, Hobe Sound, Fla. 33455. While the people who make them think of these garments as sleepwear, they could, indeed, function as a slip. The short-sleeve version sells for about $15 and is available in Large, Extra Large and Extra, Extra Large. Colors include white or pastel blue. The long-sleeve version is about $20, same sizes.