|Tunic by TravelSmith|
So far, I am not sensitive to things like rayon and other non-natural fibers, but if you find you are then its best to stay with natural materials like wool and cotton. Do I wear pantyhose: It is control top? Yes and yes (in the workplace). However, I buy two sizes larger than I need so that I get a little control without feeling like I'm encased in a sausage (I like
Nononsence Silk Indulgence).
Skinny jeans and other tight-fitting clothing is not found in my closet, etither. These things will not make you feel better and will only add to your fibro discomfort. My "at home" and leisure clothes include a lot of cotton Tees and draw-string/elastic exercise pants. I also LOVE the peasant pajama sets by GEORGE that Walmart carries. They are great to lounge around in when I come home from work (I have quite a few in most of the colors that Walmart carries). The added bonus is I don't feel "doudy" around the hubby when I wear these!
THINGS I AVOID!
- Necklaces as they hurt sensitive pressure points on my neck (I do wear earrings, bracelets, and rings but they come off the minute I am at home!).
- Turtlenecks (I wear scarves when its cold outside).
- High-heels (I opt for stylish low heels to avoid back pain).
- Bras with underwires (it goes without saying).
- Pants and skirts without elastic or drawstrings).
- Bulky sweaters or heavy-weight clothing (avoid the weight that can cause pressure on tender points).
- Anything that is too tight - when pants are worn too tightly and ride low on the body, the nerves in the back can become compressed leading to more pain).
- Dress pants that are made of travel knit.
- Loose-fitting shirts and knit tops.
- Good pairs of runnin/walking shoes.
- Birkenstock sandals (but only with the soft footbeds).
- Ballet and Maryjane flats
- Coldwater Creek (travel knit collection)
- TravelSmith (Voyager knit collection)
- NorthStyle (tunics)
- Target (for C9 Champion brand exercise pants)
- Kohls (tunics, vests, exercise clothing)