Types of clothing that may conceal an ostomy bag include high-waisted, loose-fitting and pleated clothing. Dark-colored clothing and clothing with bold patterns may also be effective. Men can wear suspenders instead belts, and women can wear pantyhose to position the bag flat against the body.
Layering and loosely tucking in shirts are also strategies to conceal ostomy bags. Regularly emptying the bag is also essential for concealment.
Modern ostomy bags allow for a greater variety of clothing choices. Further, there are more types of ostomy bags that work with different body types, and several companies market specialized clothing for ostomy bag concealment.