What to wear in the summer

Summer is here! And after a year like 2020, we are craving the chance to gather with friends and family. Time for celebrations, backyard barbeques, restaurants, the beach or the pool! Are you looking for ideas on what to wear this summer? Clothes that will make you feel confident while coping with bladder leaks? Here are some ideas to consider:

Color

Many of us like to wear lighter colored clothing in the summer to help beat the heat. And while lighter colors don’t hide leaks as well as darker colors, you can still mix it up. Try light on the top and opt for navy, gray and black skirts, pants or shorts. Fun, bold prints and patterns work well too and provide great cover just in case. Wear the colors that make you feel happy and confident! This year, you are sure to see pops of raspberry, green, navy, coral, amethyst and bright blue.

Fabrics

Thinner fabrics keep us cool but in general, don’t hide pads or absorbent undergarments as well. It might take some trial and error to find the right coping product that works with your wardrobe. There have never been more options for pads, briefs and leak-proof underwear. Pants, skirts and shorts in cotton, denim, ponte and some technical fabrics are great fabric choices that could work well.

Trends

Midi and maxi dresses are on-trend and oh-so-comfortable summertime choices. They provide great coverage and aren’t form fitting. Wide-legs pants are having a moment now and are also a great choice if you want coverage and you want to stay cool. Choose a lighter weight natural or technical fabric to keep it breezy. Pair it with a more tailored top to balance your silhouette.

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Other summertime tips

Stay hydrated

Cutting back on your fluids to avoid bladder leaks can lead to dehydration. Dehydration can lead to low blood pressure and dizziness. No one wants to go to the hospital on vacation or while having fun outside! Rule of thumb is 8 glasses of water/day or 50% of your body weight in ounces to maintain adequate hydration. Even a summertime favorite food, watermelon, would be great addition to help with your hydration

Don’t forget the fiber

It is important to have the right amount of fiber in your diet as constipation is a risk factor for incontinence. Strawberries, sweet corn, green veggies, and baked beans are great summertime barbeque favorites with a good amount of fiber!

Be prepared

Summer often means more travel. Have extra products as needed in case of accidents. Bring a change of underwear or change of clothes.


It’s time to treat it

Hear Leah Fulker, PT, DPT, talk about the importance of treating SUI. Leah is a pelvic floor physical therapist and is the Customer Care Manager at Flyte by Pelvital.