No woman should have to give up everything while managing urinary incontinence. Fashion and style are a form of expression that can boost confidence and moral! Yet, you may feel frustrated buying new clothes that work well to disguise incontinence pads, liners, or discreet undergarments. We are here to tell you that you don’t have to sacrifice all your clothing. Here are our 5 best outfits to wear plus styling & clothing tips.
What Is Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence affects the bladder muscle where men and women struggle with uncontrollable bladder leaks. You can have urge incontinence (a.k.a. overactive bladder), stress urinary incontinence, mixed, or overflow incontinence.
Urge incontinence is caused by the bladder muscles contracting, giving you the “I gotta go” feeling all day long. This can also cause you to feel strong urges where you may or may not be able to hold it in.
Stress urinary incontinence is caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles which can keep your urethra open, letting urine leak out. When you put pressure on the bladder and pelvic floor muscles such as running, coughing, or picking up the kids, this can also cause you to leak.
There are many reasons as to why urinary incontinence happens. Please note, men can have it too. Perhaps you were pregnant, are in menopause, taking certain medications, being overweight and/or constipated. When these leaks happen, even a few drops, it can still leave an odor and dampen clothing.
5 Best Outfits To Wear
When it comes to urinary incontinence, you may be wearing protecting liners, pads, tampons or discreet undergarments every single day. Yet, you still may opt to wear black pants and loose-fitting garments. We are here to tell you that you don’t necessarily have too.
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When choosing pants, skirts or dresses, consider both the fabrics and colors. Thicker fabrics such as denim hold up well. Dark blues to grays is very chic.
Don’t like jeans? Try a fabric called Ponte (pronounced Pon-tee.) Ponte is a mix of fabrics including spandex, so they fit nicely, providing a smooth and seamless look. They are thicker than leggings & not bulky like trousers can be.
Love skirts? Choose an A-line or pleated look. These styles synch up at the waist & billow out slightly on the slides. They can give you a nice hour-glass shape as well!
Love dresses? Maxi dresses are also another great look. They come in a variety of styles, colors and fabrics. They also are not form fitting and can provide great coverage. Great to wear during the summer or on a date-night with a leather jacket!
PATTERNS. Yes, you should absolutely wear patterns! Darker patterns in blues, greens, grays, browns, and black would work best & can help to disguise any leaks or stains. Pair it with a lovely top & accessories.
Want To Have Fewer Urges & Leaks?
If you are one of the 40 million American women who struggle with urinary incontinence, you are not alone! We understand the frustration you feel on a day to day basis. As a woman myself, I get it. When I am on my period, I am uncomfortable. I wear dark, loose fitting clothes (just in case I leak.) But with more options coming out like leak-proof underwear, I have been able to wear the clothes I love without sacrificing my style!
Don’t let incontinence take over your life. We can help you to reduce those urges and leaks too. If you do your daily kegel exercises and try our supplement, Rejoice Plus® for bladder control, you can see improvement in as little as 4 weeks. Try it out for yourself today.