Clothing and fashion for psoriasis
Dress for success—and comfort
Whether rain or shine, or something in between, choosing appropriate clothing when you have psoriasis can be a challenge. Certain wardrobe options and techniques might help you feel more comfortable—wherever you go.
- If you feel more comfortable covering up, try long sleeves, pants, or turtlenecks.
- Choose lighter colors and patterns to make flakes less noticeable.
- Layering may help reduce perspiration and regulate your body temperature to prevent overheating in winter. Try layering a soft cotton T-shirt under sweaters, shirts, and jackets to help keep moisture away from your skin.
- For women, pair skirts with opaque tights and knee-high boots for a stylish alternative to pants.
Here's a fashion cheat sheet that may be helpful:
- Wearing the same color head to toe in a clean, unbroken line may make you look slimmer.
- Vertical patterns may make you look taller and thinner.
- The darker the background on a print, the slimmer you are likely to look.
- A slim v-neck makes the neck appear longer, which may be flattering.
- Wear a collared shirt to frame your face and lengthen your torso.
- Bigger, bolder patterns could make you look bigger.
- Horizontal patterns may make you look wider.
- Trouser cuffs make short legs look shorter.