6 Beautiful Bathing Suits for Brave Breast Cancer Survivors (PHOTOS)

Maressa Brown | May 30, 2012 Beauty & Style

Anita Tribal swimsuit mastectomyMost women dread bathing suit shopping at some point in our lives. No matter what your body type, it has to be one of the most annoying, irritating, frustrating experiences -- right up there with jeans shopping.

Searching for the right suit after a mastectomy? Talking about adding even more fuel to the fire! Being that breast reconstructions don't always produce thrilling results (consider Suzanne Somers' experience before her stem cell breast reconstruction), and sometimes reconstruction isn't even an option, hunting down a comfortable, figure-flattering style can certainly be a challenge. Now, thankfully, there's swimwear designed with these women in mind. Here, six of the prettiest swimsuits for brave breast cancer survivors ... 

  • Grecian One Piece Slender Suit by Land's End

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    This specially-designed mastectomy suit ($110) gets rave reviews and an almost perfect rating for its higher neckline and armholes, plus sewn-in soft cups and prosthesis pockets.

  • Beach Living Halter Tunic Swimsuit Top from Land's End

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    People Style Watch loves this Living Halter Tunic suit ($55), which ties at the kneck and has a flattering deep v-neck and shirring to enhance the bustline. Also gotta love that the fabric is said to provide UPF 50 sun protection!

  • Veronica Brett Halter

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    Created especially for breast cancer survivors and women who have had risk-reducing mastectomies, the Veronica Brett swimsuits are meant to conceal a lightweight breast form as well as properly fit a reconstructed breast. The Halter style ($225) with the lace up detail looks sexy and comfortable!

  • Ceeb Pucci Square Neck Sarong One-Piece

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    Love the burst of color and pockets for prosthesis this designer swimsuit (on sale for $49.95) offers.

  • Raspberry Ice Twist Bikini from Hapari

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    How cute is this two-piece? The "twist" style ($32 for the top, bottoms sold separately) is not only super-flattering, but it also has open style pockets meant to fit prosthesis.

  • Anita 2012 Tribal Chic Jamari II Mastectomy Swimsuit

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    This gorgeous teal mastectomy style swimsuit by Anita Tribal Chic (from $108) offers breast pockets on both sides for prosthesis. It has adjustable over-the-shoulder straps and the bust lining is said to lend the bust a natural appearance and provide additional support at the sides.

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