What clothes we wear has always been a matter of personal choice, both before and after surgery.
I like to think that I have never been in 'fashion' and appreciate others who feel the same way. Thus, I go for functionality and comfort and do not take a lot of notice of what other people ‘might’ think.
I am with Xnine in wearing overalls for work and leisure, as these are comfortable and functional in that, the ones with full-zip fronts give access to the stoma without having to disrobe. When I first turned up for work in overalls instead of a suit, it was probably a bit of a shock to people who had known me for a long time. One person was quite upfront and asked ‘”Why the overalls?” I replied that I had a stoma to ‘nurse’ and this was the easiest garb to achieve that end. I also followed through with the comment that I did not see them as much different from my ‘normal’ suits as their alternative name is a ‘boiler-suit’. Nobody has ever questioned it since and, I presume the word got around as to the reasons.
I also had the idea of converting a ‘suit’ with a waistcoat, so that the waistcoat attached to the trousers and acted in the same capacity as braces. This has not materialised yet as I have not had the necessity to wear a formal suit in years.
My wife wore overalls for years before her retirement and now, I have the opportunity of commandeering these for my own use. Fortunately, we are not that different in sizes and hers always seem more comfortable than the ones I buy.
Like Xnine says: they look good on the models – so why should they not look good on us?
I view clothes as a bit like the food we eat, and the activities we engage in; Whatever you feel is right for you ---is right for you! Don’t let other people (or things like stomas) dictate the way you live your life.
NB: 'Onesies' were all the rage over here in the UK for a while and I could not really see any difference between them and the overalls. (except of course, the outrageous price difference!)