So you are looking for the best menopause clothing? You have come to the right place. Nothing can prepare you for those hot flushes and sleepless nights until they are upon you. I have a few suggestions that will help you through the symptoms of menopause, including clothing and fabrics that will not only help you stay cool, but if your skin is also dry and itchy, they will limit irritation too. The key to all of this is easy layering. Find easy clothing to pull off and put on again if necessary. So let’s dive in.
Pajamas For The menopause
One of the most challenging side effects of the menopause is the hot flashes, particularly if they keep you awake at night. There are several things to look out for when looking for pyjamas for hot flashes. First avoid human-made fibres unless they are specifically designed to cool the skin. Look for lightweight cotton, silk or bamboo. These fabrics will also be gentler on your skin if it feels dry and itchy. There are also moisture-wicking pyjamas available. Depending on your budget, you can find high street and high-end options to choose from. Consider adding a lightweight bamboo, silk or cotton sheet to your bed too so that you can cover yourself in that if you need to.
When searching for the best menopausal clothing, consider the following elements.
- Moisture-wicking – Draws moisture away from the body and onto the fabric
- Temperature control – Regulate temperature and can be either natural (merino wool) or humanmade think sportswear.
- Cooling fabrics – Usually work by allowing the temperature to leave the body quickly allowing it to cool down.
- Odour control – Contain antibacterial properties that reduce bacteria build-up from sweating and therefore minimise odour.
If you have recently found that it is hard to shift weight from around your stomach area you are not alone. When combining this with your ever changing temperature it can be tricky. I advice you to choose garments in the fabrics mentioned but also look for designs that come in under the bust and gently skim over the tummy area. Avoid anything that sits flat to the skin because that will likely make you feel hotter, but also anything baggy that falls straight down from the bust. Otherwise it will only make you look bigger than you are.
Unless a garment is specifically designed for hot flashes, then a general rule would be to stick to natural fibres. Merino wool, bamboo, cotton and silk will all work well during hot flashes. Alternatively, look at performance sportswear with built-in features to tackle heat and moisture.
Cooling Bras For Menopause
When searching for lingerie, the last thing you want to do is go for lots of padding in polyester fabrics. If possible, choose bamboo, cotton, silk or one of the specially designed bras with inserts that you can place inside the bra that is otherwise kept in the freezer.
Alternatively look at bra liners which sit inside the bra and are designed to wick moisture away from the skin.
Finally, you could look at bras designed to cool the skin.
Whichever option you choose, try to find something solely to keep you feeling comfortable.
Cooling Clothing For Hot Flashes
There are several companies around now that offer clothing specifically designed to help with the symptoms of the menopause. Take a look at the list below and find a brand that suits your style and budget.
So there you have it, my guide to the best menopause clothing. What have you found that works? For help creating a simple capsule wardrobe, check out the petite, hourglass, pear and Capsule Wardrobes for the over 40’s content.