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#1 chockers


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Posted 04 August 2011 - 03:07 PM

Warm Fashion for Raynaud's.

Well, I've seen some vests that don't look like vests and long socks and also noticed today there are some new style cardies with long sleeves. I hope they do some smart winter trousers; usually they are too thin .

I want to find smart trousers as thick as jeans in petite and short styles.

What do you find keeps you warm in winter?

In fact I wear winter clothes most of year now.


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Posted 04 August 2011 - 04:10 PM

Hi Christine,

I know what you mean by the trousers often being too thin. Brrrr~ I look for lined woollen pants that are cut loosely enough to wear tights or silky long underwear bottoms underneath them. The linings are usually a very tightly woven material that helps hold the heat in and the cold winds out.

One of the trendy fashions is to wear capri length leggings underneath a skirt or tunic. You can wear sheer tights under the leggings without looking too silly, unless you work in a fairly conservative office. My office (a spare bedroom!) is really pretty lenient about the dress code, so I usually look like I'm about to embark on an expedition to the North Pole in the winter time.

It's hard to think that Autumn is just around the corner, isn't it? I haven't quite finished complaining about the summer heat yet. :lol:
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:20 AM

Hi Christine,

It's been so hot here over the last few days I can hardly believe I'll soon be freezing cold again! ;)

I know what you mean; my thermal vest goes on in October and doesn't come off again until May!! Like Jeannie my 'office' dress code is pretty lenient and I don't do short skirts (they say if you remember a fashion the second time around you're too old to wear it!! :( ;) )

I've always found that several light layers are warmer than one heavy one and I can always strip off a layer in the unlikely event of my being too hot.

Roll on next summer!! :lol:
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 06:11 AM

Hello Christine

Can't help I'm afraid as I am too warm...weird for scleroderma I know but I think having heart failure has something to do with it, the few really warm days we have just had meant hot flushes for me. Just the thought of any form of clothing with wool in it makes me break out in a sweat! :lol:

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 02:58 PM

Well most of the time I am cold.

It has got worse and this week the hospital might put me on the nifedipine all year round; also I'll see what they say about increasing the Methotrexate (still on a low dose).

Looking smart.... well, that's gone out of the window; got too many clothes on. I find 3 layers might be okay; vest, long sleeve jumper with matching colour on top, jeans and long socks. Later when cold; long socks and a pair of short socks, long johns, sheepskin boots, hat and gloves (spare pair for going on top with good coat). Sometimes 2 vests or tee shirt vest.

Crazy! I need sorting for cold but this weeks hospital appointment will hopefully do this.


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Posted 10 August 2011 - 04:46 AM

Hi Christine,
I work in a pretty informal open plan office environment that blasts cold air when it's freezing and warm air when it's roasting outside. No amount of complaining (from the fit and healthy) is fixing this. I've not been diagnosed long, and have had great trouble finding clothes at all with my new svelte, non-ironing board size and have resorted to children’s clothes in some cases.

I've started to bring a thermal blanket into work, which I tuck around my legs whilst I'm at my desk. If it's really really cold, I also place a hot water bottle under the covers. This unfortunately does nothing to help my hands, where I truly suffer.

At home, I have a single 15tog feather duvet which sits on the sofa not far out of reach, and a human water bottle.

In the meantime, I am looking at taking a dressmaking course, in the hopes of clothes that fit in a material that isn’t see through and in a design not made for an ironing board. With places that'll hold a hot water bottle!

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:47 AM

Try magic gloves or cotton gloves for the computer. I don't like silver gloves as they make my hands colder, but they might be ok in a office on a computer, or half-fingered gloves.

Good wishes with keeping wrists warm,

christine :emoticons-group-hug: :emoticon-dont-know:

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 01:57 AM


You can buy heat pads and a wrist fleece thing that holds a heat pad and are fingerless.


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Posted 14 August 2011 - 05:11 PM

Hey Chocks :emoticons-group-hug:

I too suffer with the cold along with everyone else! My solution is that I wear thermal underwear ie footless fine patterned leggings in black,they look like subtle lacy tights but as they are footless in the autumn and winter I pop on my socks and my calve length boots with a long skirt, no one would or does know they are actual thermal underwear as they look quite trendy! I buy them from a local store that if you're interested if you PM me ill let you know where to go. They are only a couple of pounds a pair, and if you want the vest to match they are about the same, and as they are very soft they do not irritate or hurt my skin. :emoticons-line-dance:

I hate been "bulked up" with loads of layers. I feel over laden, so these suit my lifestyle just fine. Grey is available too I think.

If these do not appeal I wear 100 denier cotton rich tights as well and they keep my legs and feet warm too!

Hope this helps.



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Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:36 AM

Hi Lynne

I am very tiny. These sometimes don't fit. I never wear a skirt as I find that too cold.

I can wear long johns and always sheepskin boots; they are the best. Heat pads are good .

love Christine