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733d

Hello autistic peeps!! I've been noticing something about autistic people that doesnt get talked about much or atleast that I cant figure out the right way to look it up or say it lol. So I was wondering what your sensory issues on clothes are? What I've noticed is that a lot of autistic people tug and pull on their clothing. like grabbing a part of your shirt snd pulling it away from your body or pulling up on your shorts. I've seen this a lot in atypical people, and not a lot in neurotypical. I think it could be related to autistic people liking to big or too small of clothing and not clothing that fit them.

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    • Duckyqueen123

      725d

      I hate turtlenecks and tight fitted clothing I really don't like scratchy clothes either but I also don't like jeans either. I actually prefer very loose fitted clothing instead and yoga pants and shorts.

    • Duckyqueen123

      725d

      I hate turtlenecks and tight fitted clothing I really don't like scratchy clothes either but I also don't like jeans either. I actually prefer very loose fitted clothing instead and yoga pants and shorts.

    • Chazzaram

      729d

      Oh, I've resigned to baggy and soft clothes almost entirely. Bonus points if it has a drawstring to fidget with. Certain textures set me off but it's not typically rough / dry like jeans, but microfibers and wicking exercise shirts that just *stick to you*

    • _Robbie_

      729d

      I HATE tight pants so much. And I can't so super rough textures. Eugh

    • wheezer

      730d

      I'm honestly not too sensitive to clothing compared to other people (my issues stem more from food texture than clothing texture) but some things that are a big no are any texture similar to felt, clothes that are too tight, any of those weird seams that are super itchy with lots of stitching??, That weird fabric some scarves/dresses have- mesh or something, sweaters (unless they're made with soft yarn or something), and any socks that aren't cotton because I hate socks. There are some things that I can tolerate for short periods that also give me issues after a while (I will wear alternative clothes out in public and then change when I get home because I want to look cool but it's not comfy for long): jeans, turtle necks, basically any jewelry aside from stud earrings and wallet chains (which are fun to play with), and most hats (besides beanies)

      • wheezer

        730d

        @wheezer I have to take week long breaks from anything that isn't sweatpants and sweatshirts/tshirts sometimes though because I do not have the willpower to deal with any kind of sensory issue

    • Ender318

      732d

      I have to always be wearing tight underwear and socks, I can’t handle the feeling of it rubbing. I also put the neck of my shirt in my mouth a lot, as just like a relaxing thing idk. All of my clothes have to be close fitting but not tight or that bothers me too. I can’t do baggy either. And I hate tags on my clothes. Also certain fabrics are a no just because of their texture. Stuff touching my neck too tight or socks/shoes rubbing higher than my ankles bother me too

    • fantomey

      732d

      i wear the exact same outfit every single day, the only way i disguise it is by having different appearance variations of the same item. wearing anything else kills me

    • Bunny.girl

      732d

      I've always preferred larger clothing and when I was younger I hated tags in my shirts. So maybe that does have something to do with it....

    • Liz93

      732d

      As a child I used to go into a whole meltdown over the seams of mu socks in my shoes. I could not stand how they felt against the sides of my feet. Looking back I feel like it was so obvious I was autistic 🤦🏻‍♀️

    • lizzy.chillzz

      732d

      I don't know if someone has said this yet and I can't be asked to read everyone's comments but when I wear sweats or jeans anything bottoms really I pull it up past my belly button I don't know if it's just me or others and I wear hoodies in 100° weather this might be normal I don't know but it's just how I am

    • AnimalBoy

      733d

      Yeah is like sensory issues with food or anything else, I've noticed many autistic people have same clothes (like same foods) for example I only wear ankle socks that are from two specific brands because I know the materials arent abrasive in any way and they're designed in a way that they dont cause me sensory issues. And things that tickles like tags do feel horrible.

    • Jeremywh

      733d

      For me it’s because I get irrationally self conscious and if it ain’t fitting right it’s wrong

      • Jeremywh

        733d

        @Jeremywh And tags dear god tags give me meltdowns

    • SailorSpaghetti

      733d

      I used to think that I didn't have sensory issues with clothing, then the pandemic happened and I found myself essentially becoming a nudist and noticing an improvement in my other sensory issues that went away when I started wearing clothes again. So I guess I just didn't notice the issue but now I'm much more conscious of it.

    • Shruko

      733d

      I definitely pull my shorts/pants up a lot. I need things to be high waisted cause I can't stand the feeling of them being lower, makes me rip it off. Also, I can't do denim or any pants with buttons. I just can't focus on anything but them then.

    • rj.crow

      733d

      No tags, no stiff fabrics, no seams that pop up. Basically I wear oversized shirts and leggings or basketball shorts. And if the fabric gets caught on something and pulled tight I will cry.

    • NonbinarySlytherin

      733d

      I used to hang shirts and pants based on the roughness and fit of the garment. I can't fold shirts to the three way where the creases are in line with the "chesticles". I also hate the color being to tight around my neck but that also ties into my PTSD. I love loose t's and sports apparel best. Also, if I could get away with it more, I love wearing business casual. As long as it is loose

    • StarlightNova

      733d

      I have a few sensory issues with clothing, mainly if they are too small or don't feel like they cover enough. I also can't wear jackets with fur/faux fur lining because having it near my neck freaks me out to the point of nausea or vomitting, and I can't wear itchy fabrics like wool without something covering my skin underneath. And don't even get me started on tags and super close necklines... 😂

    • Pyres

      733d

      I can’t stand wool or anything fuzzy. All my clothing has to be at least a little baggy otherwise it feels like it’s choking me in a way. And I hate the materials that most scarfs are made out of

    • blue89

      733d

      I'll tug and feel choked by certain shirts, generally the type you'll get from clubs or sports teams due to the neckline, so I've been ordering upsized shirts for that exact reason

    • Magicsunflower

      733d

      I don't like tags they're to itchy i dont like crew neck te shirts i feel like im chocking. I have to wear sockst to bed i dont like for my feet to touch it feels like im resting them on glass if they touch while bare

    • JoshuaR

      733d

      For me, wearing clothes that cover my body from view (arms, legs, face, mostly anywhere; and this is if I am embarrassed or something else uncomfortable) helps a lot to deny negative emotions and thoughts. It can help knowing that people can't see my face in that situation, and it's like a pleasant cave to wrap around you to keep away from jungle predators for the coverings overall. Also, have you seen some of the full body outfits made in fiction and in history? Fascinating, cool, and unexpected bonus!

    • woodworm

      733d

      I absolutely cannot wear shirts that aren't at least a size too big, I feel like I'm getting suffocated from it. a lot of textures I hate too, like that drape-ey fabric they make athletic shirts out of? awful

    • fakeosphere

      733d

      I usually cut the tags off of my clothes, I can't stand how they feel... I also have trouble dealing with certain fabrics being loose or tight... Cotton can be tight but polyester mixed can't be... And there are some days where clothes just hurt? Idk

    • randochikn

      733d

      And what you metioned about pulling on clothes does seem to be something I do sometimes, I am always adjusting my clothes because textures of clothes can often be annoying for my nerves.

    • randochikn

      733d

      I know that on a bad sensory day I definitely have to have a specific clothing item. I can’t stand jeans (though I used to just put up with them until I started having some health issues), and I have one pair of pants I’ll wear anymore and they are baggy instead of fitted. I also prefer flowy dresses that are thin and breathable and go down to my ankles on hot days. I also can’t stand certain textures when my hands are dry, and I thought I was the only one until I realized I was autistic and talked to some people who also are. I’ve had issues with textures on my bare feet so I can’t stand being sockless—I also have a toenail defect so I don’t like showing my feet anyways, but I can’t and never have liked being barefoot. It’s some very small things I think that a lot of autistics can relate to! Hope this helps a little

      • Bijoux_bean22

        733d

        @randochikn I hate socks/ shoes so much. It’s a battle to keep them on and I have to wear compression socks all day long.

      • fakeosphere

        733d

        @randochikn omg being stockless or shoeless is the biggest struggle!!! i still can't touch grass with my bare feet without significant mental prep or like, it has to be an emergency...

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