How to Look Stylish in Warm Weather When You Have to Wear Leg Compression Stockings

Do you have Lymphedema, Vein Disease or another condition that requires you to wear compression socks or stockings all the time?  It’s an issue that has come up, so I wanted to share some tips to help you still feel stylish even when the compression garments and shoes you need to wear for your health are the opposite of what you’d normally wear to look stylish.

Take Your Doctor’s Advice

If compression is for a medical condition it is so important to wear them as directed by your physician to avoid complications.

For people who need higher-level medical-grade compression, there are plenty of options.  Other manufacturers are making Medical grade colorful or patterned compression tights but these can be expensive.

Winter Style

Winter is usually not a problem, because one can wear tights with a dress or compression under jeans or trousers. For dresses, I wear skin tone compression or another pair of regular fun tights or leggings worn over the plain compression garment for a fun change.

What to Wear in Summer With Your Compression Stockings

What to wear in summer with compression stockings or socks

In the hot summer, I find it best to wear my compression socks with loose-fitting linen or other breathable trousers.

Skin tone will obviously be the least visible.

There are compression garments that are toeless, which will be great to wear with sandals, or thigh highs which will be cooler than tights.

Another option is to wear a maxi dress with a toeless compression garment and sandals.

What About Shoes

We find that high tops or a high vamp add additional support to control swelling. Shoes with ties or with stretch are more practical because they allow for fluctuations in swelling throughout the day. Some prefer high top sneakers, lace-up booties, slip-on shoes with stretch or sandals with Velcro for easy adjustability.

Original Article can be found here.