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Monday, December 5, 2011

What to Wear During your Period

Ok, so it's the week of your period, and you're trying to decide what to wear to school this morning. It can be hard to know if what you wear will be comfy, guard against leakage, and not give you a VPL (Visible Pad Line- ew!), so here are some suggestions of what to steer clear of and what works well during that time of the month.
 

















UNDERWEAR
Unless you wear tampons, thongs are not a good option. Pads typically won't stick to a thong, and you will have leakage. When wearing a pad, boyshorts can also be difficult to wear, as many pads with wings don't fit as well into them. I recommend bikini underwear. You should also steer clear of your favorite cute panties, in case of accidents.  You can buy cheap underwear from places like Wal-Mart or Target, and keep those handy for that time of the month.

PANTS vs. SKIRTS/DRESSES
When you wear tighter fitting pants, you don't have to worry about pads shifting as much as when you have on a skirt. However, I've successfully worn both without much of a problem. It's really personal preference when it comes to skirts vs. pants. If you wear leggings, make sure whatever you have over them is long enough. Leggings are NOT pants, especially during your menstrual cycle, where the outline of a pad can be seen if you're wearing something too tight or clingy. Take a good look int he mirror before you go out in public, just to be on the safe side.
SHIRTS
Long shirts and tunics, for sure, are something I like to wear during my period. That way, in the unlikely case that I leak through my pants, I have a shirt that will cover my butt until I can change. Severe leaks like that aren't common, but having a long shirt definitely helps me feel less self conscious.

COLORS
You don't have to have to have to wear dark colored pants or skirts during your period, but it does help many girls to feel more confident! If you wear white or other light colors on the bottom, you might be worrying about leaks a lot more. I feel more secure when I wear dark or black jeans and skirts, so I recommend you try that out, especially on the heavier days of your cycle.
I hope these tips helped you out! What do you like to wear during your period? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Love,
Alli

16 comments:

  1. Well,i ussually wear my p.e shorts if i feel uncomfortable in jeans or uniform but when i wear i legging i would wear black ones and a long shirt. Ths helped me alot. THX!!!!!!!!!!!ALLI

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  2. thanks!!! this really helped. can you also post some outfits... like different ideas you may have on what to wear when your on your period:)

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  3. Hey! I think you should try wearing a period panty along with your pads. I tried Adira Period Panty and it has saved me from getting embarrassed so many times. My friends and I all love it. And it is very affordable, making it an excellent choice.

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    1. Can u get these in the uk?

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  4. Thanks I'm new to the period and I saw my pad through my leggings and now I'm better

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  5. Can you still wear white bottoms when your not on your period? Or will u some how bleed. Because that's what I'm affraid of!!! Eeeekkkkk!!!

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    1. I do all the time but just to be safe I wear compression shorts under my white pants

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    2. I usually wear black spanks... But also your not gonna bleed out of no where... At least i dont think so

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    3. I usually wear leggings underneath my white jeans. It makes me feel more secure.

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  6. thanks that helped alot i hate periods i just got mine starting it and this helped

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  7. I always hate surprises at night my poor good undies go to waste:(

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  8. Wow thanks! But can you do some outfits ideas for the uk becouse that would be amazing:)

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  9. I'm meetin up wiv my friends tday but I'm on ma period ;hope dat goes well innit but dnt noe wot t wear...

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  10. I agree. I usually wear dark colored jeans and I long shirt to cover it up.

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  11. I like to wear tight jeans or yoga pants because it helps with the pads not to shift and I wear a long shirt too

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  12. Thanks so much I am going thorugh my period and i needed help of what to wear for school during "my" week of the month :)

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