If you have just had ostomy surgery, you may be worried about what to wear or how your wardrobe may change. However, just because you’ve had ostomy surgery, does not mean you can’t wear the clothes you loved prior to surgery. Your wardrobe can be functional and still reflect your personal style.
Don’t just take our word for it. We asked members of our me+ community for easy fashion tips and tricks for people living with an ostomy. Here’s what they had to say:
“My go to look is jeans or leggings, and a longer top. One that hits at my hip is just enough to conceal my pouch as it fills, that way I am not feeling any rush to get to the bathroom and empty. If my pouch is a little full, it’s okay. My shirt will cover the bulge from my filling pouch. I find myself much happier, when I am not worried about my pouch, but enjoying lingering over long meals and ddep conversations with my friends and family.”
- Sarah Biggart
“Ostomysecrets® or other vendors with customize covers for specific ostomy pouches are great to give a little extra feeling of coverage, noise reduction, and (frankly) just not seeing your ostomy pouch. This has also helped save clothing several times when I did have leaks, since they acted as a barrier at first signs.”
- Lee Thrash