Summer Clothing For Varicose Veins

Summer Clothing

It’s that time of year in Central Florida where everyone is opting for clothes that are much cooler than bulky heavy jeans and sweaters. For those individuals with varicose veins, however, cool clothes may not be the ideal option. Varicose veins are darkly colored and bulge from underneath the skin, and they may make someone feel as though their veins are the most attention-grabbing part of their wardrobe. The vein specialists of Orlando at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center warn against reaching for those jeans. If you have varicose veins, it’s vital that you stay cool as too much warmth can cause your veins to swell further. Luckily, it’s fully possible to have a stylish summer wardrobe without feeling self-conscious about your legs!

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What Can I Wear in the Summer with Varicose Veins?

Here are some additions you can make to your closet to stay cool, confident, and fashionable this summer.

Midi or maxi dress:

These fun dresses come in a variety of styles and flashy, fun patterns that are suitable for a day out in the summer sun. The hemlines are low enough to cover varicose veins and the flowy style helps to keep you cool during the summer. You don’t even have to put on fancy shoes to go along with it—midi and maxi dresses often are a great match with flip-flops.


If you’re self-conscious about your legs but you still want to wear your shorts, try picking up a few pairs of leggings. They can be worn under your shorts and can help you feel confident about your legs without worrying about your varicose veins. While black leggings are great for a casual look, we advise that you avoid them if you’re going to be outside since black will absorb heat. Instead, opt for a lighter color or a fun pattern for that outdoor event.

Wide-legged pants:

Do you still prefer wearing pants over dresses and shorts? Try a pair of wide-legged pants. These are often made in light fabrics, making them an ideal summer alternative for heavy jeans. You can still be comfortable in long pants without melting in the summer sun.


Treat your outfit as if it’s a magic show. Magicians use flashy showmanship to redirect an audience’s attention. Likewise, you can use accessories to direct attention away from your varicose veins. Try adding hats and jewelry to your outfits—everyone will love that necklace too much to pay attention to your veins.

No matter what wardrobe choices you make, keep in mind the color and type of fabric. Heavy fabrics and dark colors will waste no time in making you hot and uncomfortable after a few minutes outside.

Get Treatment to Beat Varicose Veins

When you’re suffering from the heat, your varicose veins are suffering as well. Also, remember to stop in to see the vein specialists of Orlando at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center for quality varicose vein treatment. Call us today at 407-545-3385 or 352-658-5547 to schedule a consultation and start taking steps toward beautiful legs. Our minimally invasive procedures can help you feel confident about your legs again so that you don’t have to hide those shorts in the back of your closet.

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*Reviewed by John D. Horowitz, MD, FACS

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