4 Period Accident Concealment Techniques to Save the Day
Posted byBethany Johnson
There’s nothing quite so horrific as the realization you bled through — all the way. Imagine yourself at a business happy hour with your boss and a client you’re trying to impress. You’re mindful that it’s time to visit the ladies’ room, you’re prepared with supplies, and you even feel that telltale sensation indicating a period accident. Still though, you wait, paralyzed.
Your boss is about to close the biggest deal in company history, and she’s side-eyeing you to convey the importance of this moment. You’re as invested as she is in the conversation.
As soon as the tension breaks, the deal is sealed, and handshakes ensue, you dip out. Thankfully, the bathroom is nearby.
You turn around to assess the damage. It’s not good. Now what?
Relax. Remember these brilliant ways to conceal an embarrassing period accident, and you’ll be fine.
1. The Classic Cardigan Move
Generations of women have used this trick. It’s the most logical move to make when you need quick concealment, and your male colleagues will be none the wiser. Simply grab a long-sleeved sweater, T-shirt, cardigan or jacket, and tie the arms around your waist. The “body” portion of the garment hangs down to save you any embarrassment.
2. Converted Infinity Scarf
The versatile infinity scarf has saved many desperate women. Who would have guessed the loopy, droopy seamless fabric can be transformed into a saving solution? If you don’t have one, borrowing one shouldn’t be hard. They’re so popular, a friend or coworker can likely lend you one. Pull your scarf from your neck, down past your shoulders, down past your waist and to your hips. Unbunch it so it resembles a low, loose tube top. Next, fold it over itself flat, and fasten with a belt. If you don’t have a belt on hand, don’t stress. Just tie it in a simple knot on the side to secure it around your lower waist.
3. Messenger Bag
Loosen the straps of your purse so it can be tossed over your head with the lash crossing the body. Let your bag hang low enough to cover the mishap.
4. The Last Resort
Sometimes, you don’t have a long bag, an infinity scarf, or a pal with a cardigan. In cases like this, you can always strike the demurely ladylike posture of hands-behind-back. Simply clasp one wrist with the other hand, and in that hand, hold your clutch, a book, or anything else of ample width. This is a last resort, because yes, it sabotages your mobility. However, it’s not unnatural to temporarily break the pose with one hand and return to your cool position a moment later.
Leaks happen. Whatever route you choose to conceal your period accident, rest assured you’re not the first woman to pull it off. Congratulate yourself on your resourceful quick thinking, and enjoy the rest of your night as your confident self!
- Posted by Bethany Johnson
- On June 7, 2017