Keswick, The Lake District

Ostomy Outfit | 004

I can’t believe how lush the weather is at the moment, I always feel infinitely happier and more me when the suns out. I thought for the fourth instalment of the Ostomy Outfit series, we’d have a focus on dressing for warmer weather and finding the right skirt.

Be Basic

Basic tops are my new favourite thing. I picked this striped racer style top from New Look in two different colours and it is so comfy! It’s a really simple style of it as it goes with most types of bottoms (I’ve worn it with a mix of jeans, shorts and skirts!). I definitely feel like this top has a hint of 90’s nostalgia & some Monica vibes which I’m really loving.

Wearing a skirt when you have a stoma

Since having my surgery, three years ago, one item of clothing I’ve really struggled to feel comfortable in is a skirt. I always feel like they bulge around the bag area and just don’t sit right.

Pre surgery, I loved denim skirts but honestly, finding an a line denim skirt which didn’t bulge around the bag seemed almost impossible. If I got a size bigger than my actual size, it was too big around the waist and if I got my actual size it felt a bit too tight on my bag. Part of this issue was I couldn’t find any skirts which had a belt hoop.

I was amazed when I found this Topshop denim skirt because it fit perfectly! I also think that since my second surgery I’ve become a lot more confident in myself which has left me to not worry as much about whether you can see the bag. I’m still not 100% sure where this confidence has come from honestly!

Top tips for finding a skirt which is comfortable with your stoma

Don’t worry if you’re not at a confidence level where you don’t care and don’t worry if you don’t like wearing clothes which fit tightly. Here are some tips to help find the right skirt for you!

I think having a stoma makes you question what to wear a lot but I’m coming to realise that you can wear whatever you want. I always used to shy away from wearing tops which were ever so slightly cropped because I didn’t want to show my bag or scars but I’m slowly coming to the conclusion that it really doesn’t matter! 


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