There are a few unspoken fashion rules all women know to follow when it’s that time of the month again. For example, you must avoid wearing white jeans or your favorite silk and linen dresses to make sure unforeseen mishaps don’t ruin them. Other no-nos are heels, tight skirts, and flowy dresses.
With all these rules, how do you dress nicely when you’re on your period?
Allow us to preface this list by saying you can wear whatever you want even when you’re on your period. There are no rules. As long as you feel cute and confident, that outfit is a-okay.
But if you want foolproof outfits that will give you peace of mind and comfort all day long, here are 10 cute ones that will be perfect for you.
Dressy White Blouse and Black Pants
The number one rule of dressing when you’re on your period is to go for dark-colored trousers as much as possible. During this one week out of the month, black pants are your best friend.
Of course, you don’t have to stay away from whites and other bright colors. Compensate by wearing lighter-colored tops. A classic, dressy white blouse pairs well with black trousers any day! Choose one with a charming pattern like polka dots to make you feel lively and energetic for the day ahead.
Emerald Top and Black Skirt and Leggings
Even if black is best during your period, you shouldn’t feel restricted to just pants and jeans. You can also add some femininity to your look by going for a skirt instead.
This outfit combines a shimmery emerald sweater with a black leather skirt and leggings. The dark-colored bottoms make the bold, green top really shine through. This is a fantastic look to sport for holiday parties or nighttime winter get-togethers.
High-Waisted Jeans a la Olivia Culpo
Another fashion must-have during your period is high-waisted jeans. Any girl knows how much of a hassle it is to hide a bloated tummy—one of the worst things about being on your period. A trusty pair of high-waisted jeans can help hide that, especially on your first few days.
Here, we see Olivia Culpo wearing a classic medium wash denim color for her high-waisted jeans. You can always go for a dark wash if that’s what you’re more comfortable with.
Sexy Black Halter Jumpsuit
It can be challenging to feel sultry when you’re on your period. But you can always dress in black from head to toe and play around with sensual cuts and necklines to still feel sexy.
Take a look at this black jumpsuit. It has a halter-like top, a torso that hugs the curves, and pants that flare out—perfect for showing off your figure. A jumpsuit is also an excellent alternative to an evening dress when you’re on your period and don’t feel like wearing something extra flowy.
Loose Top and Boyfriend Jeans
For many women, comfort is key when they’re dressing up during their period. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for baggy clothes and sweats. You can still look cute while wearing loose pieces!
Pair a loose, breathable white top with roomy boyfriend jeans for an effortless, lazy-but-chic look. This is a perfect basic ensemble if you have a few quick errands to run.
Leggings with Jacket Around Waist
Here’s a cute, easy get-up you can throw on in just seconds. Wear a simple crop top and some black leggings. Then, wear your favorite jacket or flannel around your waist, a la Vanessa Hudgens. Dress it up with some booties, and you’re done!
Not only does this look super cute and adventurous, but it also covers your backside, which can come in handy on heavy days when you can be prone to stains.
Breezy Black Beach Dress
Lots of girls cancel beach trips when it coincides with their period. But you don’t have to wear a bikini to look cute at the beach. You can opt for a breathable black mini dress, like this one.
If it feels too basic for you, wear some statement accessories, like dangling blue earrings. This is a gorgeous and sexy option for a beach date to watch the sunset with your special someone!
Fleece Jacket and Sweats
Loungewear is a terrific option if you want to feel extra comfy or if you’re spending the day indoors but still want to look stunning. To keep you warm, try wearing your favorite fleece jacket and sweatpants with a plain crop top inside. That way, you can feel cozy as you rest, watch Netflix movies, and munch on your period snack cravings.
Breezy Black Top and Shorts
Black shorts are a superb option if you want to show some skin and feel the breeze as you walk around, especially during the spring or summer. Pair it with a black top that’s just as lightweight and breathable. Then, cover it up with a light flannel (white would look fabulous with the black top and bottom!). Accessorize with black sandals and a neutral bag for a minimalist finish.
Long Trench Coat and Dark Trousers
During the winter, wear a trench coat or a long jacket that will cover your backside. This gorgeous Burberry trench coat is extremely comfortable and looks stunningly sophisticated. It’s beige on the outside but has the brand’s signature plaid print in the inner layer.
Wear it with black trousers, a basic turtleneck top, and some shiny boots to achieve that smart and chic metropolitan vibe.