Compressions and festive outfits

The wedding season is approaching, confirmations are taking place and festive outfits are in demand. Unfortunately, in spring / summer it is usually well tempered and a dress or skirt would be good for your own climate. But what to do if you have to wear compression stockings? I have a few answers for you guys.

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  1. Doesn't that look stupid with the seam at the back?
    In my experience, most guests won't notice your tights until very late, if at all. Fortunately, it's only tights and not bike helmets that you wear. So in this moment you are exactly where you think they are.
  2. No open shoes with closed toe caps.
    I don't think it makes any difference whether you wear open-toed shoes or not. Of course, it feels a little more elegant when you can show your toes in the peep toes, but 90% of the other guests will not notice this fact either.
  3. But I only chose striking colors for my compressions. What goes with it?
    That is a bit of a challenge indeed, but we are nowhere near surrendering (here a Christmas outfit idea). Should you not find anything suitable for your compression tights, you still have the last ace up your sleeve: put on black tights. Of course, I only recommend this for non-tropical temperatures, but it is still a proven method of finding an interim solution. Otherwise, go either with the same color family (warm or cold shades) or a complementary color, if you dare.
  4. What if I don't want to wear compression?
    Then the good Lord God and no doctor in the world will demonize you if you decide not to put on compression for a few hours. If you can allow yourself to do it because of pain and if it isn't too hot, then it won't kill you either. In such cases, alternative nylon tights with the highest possible compression may be advantageous. Because from my own experience I know that bare legs somehow feel unfamiliar and “not right” after so many years of compression. Strange what?

What experiences have you had with your outfits on festive occasions? What are your tips & tricks?

Best regards,

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Author: Caroline Sprott

I'm Caroline, born in 1989 and live in Augsburg. Why did I start the lipedema fashion blog? At the beginning of my diagnosis I was completely helpless before an uncertain future. Now, a few years later, through active participation in self-help groups and a lot of research, I have accumulated a wealth of experience that I would like to make available to other affected persons in one place - without the detour via private groups on Facebook. The fashion component is of course due to my hobby. At the time, I promised myself that I would never be restricted by compression stockings. This attitude gives other patients courage and so Michaela advised me to start a blog.

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  • I've also had good experience with it. You can combine it really well and even if you don't want to see that there is still the option to wear long clothes or put a stole over your arms.

  • Hallo,
    haha, the bike helmet was good. I will always tell myself that now. It is also true. Really beautiful photos and station wagons. I also put 2 pairs of support stockings on top of each other for a party. That gave stop and great patterns! Once under tight jeans, no tights or stockings at all, it was just too tight. Bad bobble. I survived too. When I hear some of them: they definitely can't leave it out. Blah, what then? I'm already big. When I said to myself: hey. I don't have to do anything here, it got easier. The pressure that I let myself be done was out. It's all my decision.