Use duct tape to decorate your bags! It makes them not so drab, and if they hang a little below your shirt, no one really notices! -- Carolyn G.
I get all my jeans from Motherhood Maternity. I get the kind with a full stretchy waist band, but not the kind that goes all the way up your stomach, and I get the kind that looks regular in the front but has a stretchy section on the back. They are awesome. I also always have a ton of plain tight undershirts to smooth out the bag. -- Sierra C.
I like to treat myself to inexpensive, fun, bright nail polish and cute hair accessories. Even if you're very ill, invest in a small effort to make yourself feel good about yourself. -- Sara M.
From the 30-Day Self Esteem Challenge:
For many ostomates, disguising our pouches is an almost constant concern. We worry that others will either catch a glimpse of our bags or see the outlines or both. I challenge myself to not look down to see if my pouch is noticeable when I'm in public.
I decorated one of my opaque ostomy pouches and then wore it for a week. The design was pretty simple and only took me about half an hour to complete, and the feeling I got seeing it in the mirror was good. For the first time, I saw the ostomy as something like an accessory and something uplifting.