I love nice clothes, but since I've had fibro, I have to be very careful what I wear.
Looking back, I think one of the first symptoms I ever had, apart from vague joint pains, was intense sensitivity to anything rough or tight.
When I was working full time, my nurse's uniform was a killer, 'cos the fabric was so 'crispy' and the seams so rough and snaggy.
These days, I spend my life in soft leggings, and floaty dresses and tops, all in very smooth fabrics - needless to say, they tend to be on the expensive side.
I have just had to give away a beautiful top because the shoulder seam was a bit scratchy.
I have to wear everything a size too big, which is not really a problem as it tends to make you look slim and dainty, but I do miss my tight jeans. Anything tight or close-fitting is miserably uncomfortable, and Bridget Jones would envy my big, baggy knickers!
As for shoes ... what can I say? My wardrobe is full of gorgeous 'killer' heels, none of which I can walk in, but I buy them anyway.
Looking on the bright side, on one occasion when I was forced to use a wheelchair for an important function, I wore the loveliest shoes ever ... I didn't have to walk on them, so I just enjoyed their glamour!
Does everyone have this problem with clothing, or is it just me being peculiar?