Pink mastectomy swimsuit

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Dismal granny-esque swimsuits with skirts are no longer the sole postsurgery choice. Sexier, younger-looking styles are definitely out there, says Barbara Zarrell, a former oncology nurse whose Web site, , is a prime source of products for those undergoing breast surgery, chemo, and radiation. Although mastectomy suits sometimes require higher-cut necklines and armholes, they're distinguished mainly by two inner pockets for breast forms, which come in a range of materials and prices.

Lands' End's latest take on its Tugless Tank, above, is lined and braless, suitable for women who don't use breast forms after surgery. ($40; )