What can I wear with an ostomy?

Jul 12, 2021

The answer to “What can I wear with an ostomy” is easy...whatever you feel comfortable in!  Take into consideration where your stoma is located: 

  1. At your waistline.  You don’t want something pressing on your stoma so consider using a stoma guard or wearing low rise skirts/pants. 
  2. Above your waistline:  Since your waistband will lie across your stoma be careful not to restrict the output – wear loose elastic or fabric that stretches.  Low rise skirts/pants will work too as well as a stoma guard. 

Tips from Maria Alden, ostomate and third grade teacher:

Tips from Jearlean Taylor,  double ostomate (colostomy and ileostomy) as well as a fashion model who is beautiful both inside and out!