When you find yourself with a period that just won’t quit, what clothes should you wear?
The answer is simple. You want to wear clothes that are comfortable, but also make sure they aren’t so tight that they’ll turn your period into a nightmare.
If possible, go for loose-fitting pants or jeans. You can get away with leggings as long as they’re made of a material that isn’t too thick—you don’t want them to pinch your skin and cause discomfort.
If you have a skirt or dress that’s not too tight on its own, consider buying an undershirt and wearing it underneath your top so that it covers up any potential chafing from the waistline of your pants/skirt.
Finally, if none of those options sound like they’ll work out for you (and trust us: they will), consider going commando in a pair of comfortable underwear that won’t give you any trouble during the day (or night) when it comes time to change out of them!
HYDERABAD: It’s a menstrual hygiene day! While we all are finally opening upon the taboo subject, it’s time we share some go-to ideas we all swear by during the dreaded shark week if you’re up for dressing up and showing up (you can always just stay home!). Here are a few:
High waist everything
Anything that cuts on your waist will spell your doom during periods. High waist skirts or pants (ideally stretchy or loose) will help you take care of the bloating showing up. And the slight pressure might even help with the cramps. Make sure you don’t strangle yourself in tightness.
Jeans are your best friend
Now, jeans might not be a popular choice during periods. But jeans that aren’t skinny fitting or light coloured can come handy. Jeans that fit comfortably will make sure your pad or tampon stays in place.
Stains are a woman’s biggest fear during those days of the month. No matter how careful you are there are always some accidents. Try wearing prints to camouflage the occasional leaks. Mind you this is just a contingency plan.
Paired with the right kurta or even a long t-shirt, leggings are almost as comfortable as track pants. If you’re conscious of the bulge of pads or the stain scare, match it with a tunic or tops that go past your hips to stay safe.
Skip the heels
This one is a no-brainer. One could skip the heels even when they aren’t on the period but stay away from the stilts during because of the pressure it causes on the lower back which is probably already hurting from cramps.
Sporty and sneaky
Change your style to sporty for a few days. Pick t-shirt dresses if you have to go for a night out. These will keep you comfortable and will also feel dressy on occasions. Pick joggers and match them with a nice blouse or top to trick people into thinking you’re all put together.
If you’re worried about blood seeping through your clothes, you should stay away from wearing white. If any accidents happen, then there’d be a big spot on your jeans. That’s why you should stick to wearing dark pants. The darker and thicker the fabric is, the less noticeable any stains will be. That way, you won’t have to worry if you leak a little. 44
2A LONG SHIRT
If you have your heart set on wearing light colored jeans, then you should at least wear a long shirt. That way, it’ll cover your crotch, which means you won’t be able to see any stains. Plus, oversized shirts are usually more comfy, which means you won’t be aggravated all day long. 3
3LEGGINGS WITH A SKIRT
Most women are terrified to wear skirts and dresses on their period. However, that shouldn’t be the case. As long as you wear leggings beneath your skirt, you’ll have nothing to worry about. You’re just as protected as you’d be if you were wearing pants. Plus, leggings always look amazing, so you don’t have to worry about sacrificing your fashion sense during that time of the month. 48
Everything about these pants looks comfortable. That’s why they’re perfect for wearing on the days when your cramps are killing you. The waistband won’t feel tight against your stomach, so you won’t feel like you’re being confined. Of course, you’ll still look fashionable. 90
Who says you can’t look sexy in sweatpants? There are plenty of ladies who wear their sweats to school or to the grocery store, so you won’t look odd. As long as you pair those pants with a cute shirt, people won’t even notice that your bottom half is underdressed. 49
6A LONG COAT
If you’re still worried about blood seeping through your clothes, then all you need is a coat. If any accidents happen, you can slip into it and it will cover up the mess. If you buy a fashionable coat, then no one will have any idea that you’re trying to hide the clothes underneath it. They’ll just think that you’re trying to show off your adorable outerwear. 13
7HIGH WAISTED SKIRT
Some women feel bloated during their periods. If you’re worried about your stomach looking a little too large, then you should wear a high waisted skirt or shorts. That way, your waistline will look like it’s higher up, where you’re slimmer. Then you won’t have to worry about feeling bloated, because you won’t look bloated at all.
You don’t have to sacrifice your fashion sense during that time of the month. As long as you choose clothing that’s comfortable and can cover you in case of an emergency, there’s nothing to worry about. What do you usually wear during your period?