When it comes to pants, the style and cutting can affect your comfort significantly. Avoid high waist pants, as they tend to be tighter and more likely to squeeze your abdomen especially when you are sitting. This triggers discomfort and pain. Go for loose fitting cut as much as possible. You may want to shop for pants in the maternity section since most of them are made in stretchy and comfortable materials ideal for managing your fibromyalgia symptoms. When you try pants on, sit and move around to check if they are really comfortable and do not cause much pain.
If you need to wear dresses, for work or for attending a wedding, choose flowing dresses without any waist bands. Minimizing areas where the dress is fitted can help to lessen pain as a result of the pressure applied on your body. When trying dresses on, be mindful of the most painful spots in your body. Ensure that your dress do not apply additional pressure on these spots.