If you have vitiligo, you’ll likely understand when I say that the summer season can be filled with dread. Thud. Thud. Thud. Hear that? It’s the sound of my heart rate rocketing. It’s around this time that figuring out how to cover vitiligo patches on your arms and legs might feel of utmost importance. Unlike those easy days in the winter, during which you can carelessly pile on layer after layer, the weather picking up most often means that your attention turns to clothing that will help keep you cool.
Shorts? Yep. Skirts? Naturally. Sleeveless shirts? You bet. Of course, the downside to this is those not-so-subtle vitiligo patches that are lurking on your limbs. For many of us, they’re the cause of far too much worrying and endless cursing at summer dresses that are just far too “revealing.” I know the feeling. I’ve been there. Particularly when I’m attempting to get dressed up for a summertime occasion. Take weddings or a festival, for instance. No thanks.