Thursday, October 20, 2011

Veronica Brett Luxury Swimwear for Breast Cancer Survivors

As we continue to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I would like to focus on Veronica Brett, luxury swimwear designed especially for breast cancer survivors and women who have had risk-reducing mastectomies.

Designer and founder Patricia Brett had a risk-reducing bilateral mastectomy in 2003, after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene. Facing issues of buying swimwear after mastectomy and reconstruction inspired her to create this line, with survivors looking and feeling confident about themselves in their new swimwear.

Veronica Brett is made from the finest Italian swim fabrics. Each suit is designed to strategically cover surgical scars while still giving a semblance of cleavage. Interior pockets can conceal a prosthetic breast as well as properly fit a reconstructed breast. What I love about this swimwear is that although it is designed for breast cancer survivors, any woman can wear it and look and feel great!

Patricia named the brand after her aunt Veronica, who she had lost to breast cancer 35 years ago. Veronica Brett is "pink" year round, donating 10% of each swimwear sale to help support breast cancer research and organizations. For the month of October Veronica Brett is donating 20% of on-line sales to Women At Risk (WAR), the Breast Cancer Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. WAR’s mission is to enhance the lives of women who are at high risk for the development of breast cancer, (and women with breast cancer) through research, education and support.

Here are the current styles from Veronica Brett. The convertible bandeau bikini provides additional neck coverage for women who have undergone radiation or may have a concavity of the chest due to a mastectomy. The multi-function top instantly transforms from strapless to halter to asymmetrical - so versatile!
Convertible Bandeau Bikini, $178 (sizes 2-16) and Sarong, $68 (sizes S, M , L)

My favorite is this popular one-piece halter - it's a sexy, modern classic that would look flattering on many body types!
Halter, $198 (sizes 2-16) and Wrap, $198 (sizes 4-18)

Bandeau, $198 and Pareo, $145

- Kim Weling

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