• Dressing with an ostomy – summer guide for women

    Summer, the most expected season for many, has finally arrived. As you may know, I come from a tropical country where most of the year is hot. So, I don’t know about you, but all I can think about is summer and spending my afternoons in gardens, wear…

  • Colostomy bag & support

    Hi all, 

    I'm 5mths post op & I had to have rectum removed & half my abs used to make a flap. I have an end ostomy. My question is, where has people got their underwear from & what is the best support belt to get. Oh does the belt sit on the bag ? Does…

  • Transverse Colostomy

    Good day so I'm fairly new 9 months with a Transverse Colostomy and I was wondering who else has this type. The transverse colostomy is located approximately 2 inches below my sternum directly in the middle of the chest. I'm having several types of problem…

  • Swimwear

    I was wondering if I could get some tips on what type of swimwear is out there? I just had my surgery back in November and  with swimming weather coming I need some tips on what type of swimwear to but, and where to buy it? Also do I need something that…

  • Men's clothing advice

    Hi, I'm looking for advice on men's clothing. Any suggestions for tops & trousers please? I'm fed up with wearing the same baggy sweatshirts to hide my 'bulge' (I have a parastomal hernia) & finding suitable trousers is also an issue - I live in track…

  • Video: Winning tips to fashion with an ostomy!

    Finding the balance between comfort and style can be difficult as an ostomate, no matter how far into your journey you may be.

    However, I have some tips that could help you find what clothing works best in the video below!

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  • Baggy or tight fitting jeans? What works best with your pouch?

    After years of skinny, tight jeans, it looks like baggy jeans are coming back in fashion. What works better for you and your stoma pouch- tight or baggy?

  • Is anyone using a wrap with a zipper?

    Wrap for my pouch.  

  • Coloured stoma bags?

    If stoma bags were made in all different colours, which colour would you pick?

    Maybe it would change with your mood, or what you are wearing?

    Or perhaps you have colourful pouch covers anyway so you're not bothered what colour the pouch is?


  • Clothing guide for dressing with a stoma

    When I first had my stoma I only wore leggings because they were comfortable. I still wear them but am much more confident with clothes now that I know people can’t see my bag. The best leggings I have bought are from Tesco, so you don’t need to spend…

  • Finding clothing that works with you and your ostomy

    I have experimented a lot with clothing over the past 7 years that I’ve had my ostomy. At first, I would only wear baggy clothes, which is very different from what I would wear pre-surgery. I was very concerned that people would be able to see my ostomy…

  • Ostomy Fashionista

    I am by no means a ‘fashionista’, and definitely not the first person I would turn to for style tips or clothing advice!! You wouldn’t see the outfits I wear on the runways in Milan, but I do have almost 3 years’ experience dressing with an ostomy, and…

  • Hernia Support belt

    Hi, just been fitted for my support belt, when I tried one on it was quite comfy, but how comfy are these after a meal? Many thanks