Recently in this warm weather, I have LOVED wearing jumpsuits and playsuits. I have found some great bargains, especially in the sales in shops such as New Look and H & M. I have even found myself a nice lilac formal playsuit in Tesco F & F sale which is perfect for going out for drinks or when I am wanting a smart look. I also accessorize with long necklaces and brooches if I want to make the outfit look more my own. Even with the playsuit being plain, I find that the design of the garment itself isn’t too restrictive, so teamed up with a stoma waistband underneath and some jewellery, having a stoma bag is not made obvious especially if it gets fuller. I know this does worry a lot of ostomates, me being one of them, so the fact that the bag is discreet yet still allows me to wear the clothes that I love is a must. I always think in the way that my stoma saved my life, but I am still my own person regardless, so my stoma fits around me and my life, not the other way round as much as is possible 🙂
This playsuit above is one I bought actually a few years ago in the H & M sale and I love it! I am a huge lover of floral prints and the front zip on the garment makes it a lot easier when it comes to emptying my bag. It also has an elasticated waist so it is not super-tight around my stomach or my ileostomy bag.
Missguided is a brilliant website for lots of variety in styles and garments to choose from. Above I have picked just a handful of jumpsuits and playsuits as examples of what you could wear in the day if you have a bag. I especially love the playsuit the second from the left with it being floral print and quite floaty and I also love the blue jumpsuit. These picks are also great if you are heading to a festival this summer, teamed up with some wellies, a cute floral headband and some cute sunglasses! You could also dress them up with a nice jacket or kimono.
I also picked a selection for evening wear. Again, I am a huge fan of the blue floral playsuit and I love the belt as well as it makes it look that bit more glamorous and takes even more focus away from having a bag, especially if the bag becomes fuller or you have a lot of wind.
Here is another playsuit of mine that I bought recently. It is from a shop called Quiz and it is such a nice fit. Perfect for keeping cool in the hot weather.
Comfizz is a great brand that I swear by regardless of what I wear. Every day I either wear a waistband under my outfit, a stoma vest (usually more in Winter) or I wear the gorgeous high waisted knickers from Vanilla Blush.
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