Clothing Choices

It is important to wear loose fitting clothing that allows air circulation and, even more importantly, does not exert pressure on the buttocks which will accentuate the tightness and depth of the gluteal fold. You want clothes that are loose enough so that when you sit, the buttocks can change shape the same way they would if you were not wearing anything.

In our practice, we have found that Spandex is one of the worst problems, but any brand of tight elastic clothing is a problem.

I recommend avoiding:

  • Spandex underwear
  • Compression shorts
  • Tight or form-fitting yoga pants
  • Bicycle shorts
  • Girdles or “control” garments
  • Spanxs
  • Any tight jeans, leggings, or tights