This is superficial in a sense I know because health and comfort should out weight style, but I like to look somewhat nice. I'm pretty relaxed in my style but I am 23 yes old and a girl and a typical outfit for me is jeggings and a long sweater. But when it's cold I am much warmer when things are close to my body but it hurts and I still get chills which also hurt. Any suggestions?
Layers? I'm a jeans and hoodie kinda girl. I never really grew up, but pretty clothes are so cold. So I generally keep a sweater with me, a zip up of some sort, its too hard to do pullovers. If it is decent out I'll wear a short sleeve shirt or a long sleeve (usually cotton t-shirts). If it is cold I'll layer the short sleeve on top of the long sleeve. Sometimes at work I end up wearing both shirts and 2 sweaters because it's so cold in the building. You can layer pants too if you felt like it. Leggings under jeans is what I do when it's -30 Celsius outside. That probably doesn't help at all but that's what I do.
At your age style is important. have you tried a dress? Maybe a dress with leggings? Perhaps a long sweater jacket over it that can be worn or removed depending on temperature. Try looking at magazines or catalogs to get ideas for layering. When trying on clothes try a variety of positions sitting, walking and so on to see how they feel. Have you tried different materials? I have found cotton works best for me as it is more breathable than spandex, polyester and so on. Make sure to shop when you have plenty of time. I am always warm and wear shorts year round but when I need to or want to look nicer I found some elastic waist Capri pants with a matching shirt. Then I wear a long sweater jacket over it. I am 45 and for me comfort wins out. Now if they only made a comfortable bra!
I have always been a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl myself, but I have gotten where I barely tolerate jeans now. I have a new found love for yoga pants!! They don't have any place that digs into you and they are so soft and comfortable! If it's cold out I will put a cami under my shirt for extra warmth and/or throw on my long sweater jacket. Victoria Secret has a bra that I find more tolerable also, no elastic digging into you. It is great! (For a bra) lol!
Flappy I agree more like a torture device and the more breast you have the more torture. I would like to find one with straps more the width of a tank top a half inch strap holding up mine is like hanging a bowling ball with dental floss. I think some day the straps are going to amputate my arms.
I agree with y'all I hate those little strings they call straps they feel like the are cutting your arms off, especially if you are a DD, or larger. Since I don't work anymore I go braless a" the time.at home,I only wear one when I have to go somewhere.
Weezie I do the same no bra at home but I worry they will be down to my knees if I keep going without. Seems like somebody should design a better bra. One soft, wide straps, front clasp, and reinforced cups to help take a load off the shoulders and no elastic or underwire to cut in and hurt. Wish I knew how to sew I have some ideas. @ flappy I tell people there are 2 choices in this journey of fibro hell you can either laugh or cry and depending on the day you may catch me at either, sometimes both. I like to laugh and share the laughter.
Peace, love, happiness and comfortable bras for all.
Shammagren. I try to choose the happy path (glass half full), but we all know sometimes the day just sucks no matter what you try. This latest cold front has my osteoarthritis flared on top of the fibromyalgia. And I dread getting out again today but at least today's appt is in the afternoon, unlike yesterday mornings!
OMG, I am a 42DD and wearing a bra kills me, not wearing a bra kills me. I'm looking into getting a breast reduction. They will cover it because it's not for cosmetic but medical reasons. I don't want another surgery but I it's an option when I can't take it any more.
I am a 38 to 40 double J there is no go to the store and try one on you order one online for 50 to 100 dollars and hope like heck it will work out. Sometimes I need to sleep in one my breast hurt so bad and other times I can't wear one. The medical supply stores really should take this on. I have been looking around and one of the hospitals here has a shop with bras and such thinking about checking it out.