Stylish Ostomy Clothing Recommendations for Women!

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elledubuque
Jun 30, 2022 12:28 am

I am sure that all of us have been through it after surgery when most of your old closet favorites don't fit. While I love the three pairs of sweatpants I own, I will not be able to wear them every day when I start back to school this fall.

I've had plenty of house hospital time for the past two months that gave me time to scour the web to find some new clothes that really work for me. I thought I would post the links here in case any ladies out there are looking to update their closets.

ATHLETA

I normally do not shop at Athleta because their clothes are expensive. However, I was able to find a skirt two pairs of pants that will be perfect for getting back to work. The material is lightweight, the waistbands are high enough to cover my ostomy bag (which is pretty high - a bit above my belly button) and they don't get all wrinkly. Most importantly, THE SKIRT HAS POCKETS! The pictures of the pants aren't as flattering as they are in person. I also love that they are really size inclusive running from size 0 to size 24.

Cosmic Skirt / LINK = https://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=798600002&pcid=999&vid=1&searchText=Skirt#pdp-page-content

Brooklyn Ankle Pant / LINK = https://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=198671002&vid=1#pdp-page-content

Avenue wide-legged crop pant / LINK = https://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=657598002&vid=1#pdp-page-content

LEVI'S

My ostomy nurse is amazing not only because she is great at her job, but because she had an ostomy herself. She told me about looking at maternity jeans, which was brilliant. I ordered two pairs of these Levi's off Amazon and I was really happy with the price. I ordered them in medium and large and when I tried them on, both seemed to be a pretty good fit. I haven't worn them around yet, but the first fit seems promising and comfortable.

Signature Maternity Jeans / LINK = https://www.amazon.com/Signature-Levi-Strauss-Maternity-X-Small/dp/B07JN7466G/ref=pd_lpo_1?pd_rd_i=B09S13SYKL&psc=1

DOVETAIL WORKWEAR

I live in Texas and we mess around quite a bit in our free time, which means Carhartt for the most part. Sadly, my tried and trues were hitting me in exactly the wrong spot. I came across a new-to-me women's workwear company out of Portland that I am really excited to support. They have pants that are as durable as I need with a nice soft high-rise waistband. LOVE THEM.

Christa DIY Pant / LINK = https://dovetailworkwear.com/products/christa-diy-black-1?variant=33100778962978

TARGET

I will be able to get away with wearing sweatpants at school, at least on Fridays. These are my favorite ones to wear at home. The waist is nice and high and doesn't interfere with my bag. I think they are about to be discontinued, so I just bought an extra pair.

Joylab Joggers / LINK = https://www.target.com/p/women-s-mid-rise-french-terry-acid-wash-jogger-pants-joylab/-/A-81576562

UNDIES

Post-surgery, I had a hard time finding the right undies - both due to my bag and my staples. I felt most comfy in high-waisted undies. Now I mix in some low-cut ones depending on how I am feeling.

I found these on Amazon and they are well-made with a good fit. Some folks may not like them as they might be too tight, but they also help smooth things when wearing a dress or something more fitted. LINK = https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KP7VXWS?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

Finally, because I deserve some cute shit after all I have been through, I ordered two pairs of undies from Studio Ten Fifteen. They are handmade by Jam, a self-described •Black/Femme/Queer/Single Mom •Growing Business Owner. LINK = @studio_ten_fifteen_

To order, you just DM her through Instagram and then send the payment via Venmo. My undies are adorable, super well-made, and came quickly from the time of order. I know some people might like Ostomy Secrets, but I just couldn't get behind their pricing. Yes, Jam's are close in price, but they are handmade by a single momma. That's where I am spending my .

That's it for my fashion report!

Your Pal, Elle D.

SallyK
Jun 30, 2022 1:32 am

Thank you so much!

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eefyjig
Jun 30, 2022 1:38 am

Thanks for sharing all of this information!

Homie With A Stomie NS
Jun 30, 2022 12:43 pm

I have found as well if you wear skirts or dresses but not pantyhose, I get the hose and cut legs off and wear the tops. It hides and flattens... not control top type or even the boxer-style panties with anything as it also minimizes the noise and movement of the bag.

Monet
Jul 13, 2022 5:38 pm

I wear maternity clothing.

 
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Past Member
Jul 15, 2022 1:10 pm

Some great ideas there, Elledubuque.

I am not really a trouser/jean/leggings wearer, but I like to wear skirts and dresses.

When I am not wearing tights in the summer, I do wear, as you mentioned, the high-waisted undies, as well as, like you mentioned, Mommabear cutting down the hoses, gives that extra support to stop the movement of the stomas.