I'm sick of belts, clips, bulky attachments, and irritation from my pump rubbing against my skin in the summer months. I need pockets. I LOVE dresses, and I'd like to have a nice beach vacation without constantly disconnecting my Minimed pump and worrying how long I've gone, what my BG is, etc. I'm on a search for good clothing and I think we should share our finds!
Board shorts - these are lined and don't have to be worn with a separate bottoms. They have pockets for your pump! With neutral colors (black and navy), you could combine them with probably any top. Lands End Board Shorts
Mine will arrive in the mail shortly. I'll let you know how they work out!
Dresses with pockets - I cut a hole in the bottom of the pockets (and lining of dress, if necessary) and feed the tubing through, reconnecting under the dress. Occasionally, I've had pockets sewn in. The key is accessibility! I'm on a CGM and if it's beeping while I'm at work, I don't want to run out of the room to undress - I need it right there in my pocket. I love J. Crew dresses, and have found some cheaper options at H&M (though nothing currently online - check in store). Here are some recent finds:
- A great wear-to-work short sleeve shift
- This casual style usually has pockets
- We can do fancy and strapless, too!
- Pencil skirt with 2 pockets - I have and <3 this! I bought this at an outlet in purple and want to get 3 more. I wore it with the Minimed pump while testing the DexCom CGM and love that there was a place for each.
What's your favorite pump-friendly outfit? Please post!