For many ABDLs, clothing can be an important factor in regression or roleplay. Those who roleplay at the younger baby/toddler age may prefer a simple t-shirt and diaper or onesie. For older ageplayers, shortalls or some brightly colored shorts and a shirt might be more preferable. Many ABDLs want to acquire an extensive wardrobe, but buying from strictly AB clothing websites is simply not an option for some due to how expensive they can be.
Things to Consider Before Shopping
Before you start buying you all the clothes that you can, you must first take some things into account.
First you must set a budget for yourself. A fun and ''childlike'' way to do this would be to set up an allowance system. You could treat yourself to new clothes or AB gear with a set allowance for every month or so. If you have a caretaker you can even set this up with them. Personally my caretaker handles my income and allows me only so much to spend on clothes a month with what I don't spend rolled over so that I can save up for something big or expensive.
Age is also an important factor as it will heavily influence your decisions in clothing.
Lastly, you must answer the basic questions about how you will use these clothes. How often will you be wearing your clothes? Do you live on your own? Do you have the means to afford your clothes, to hide it, and be able to wash it without being caught? If you are struggling to hide diapers, you most likely will have a hard time hiding a onesie, or even getting it into the washing machine. If you plan on wearing out in public, try to consider how subtle you can be without raising attention from peers.
Shopping in Your Own Closet
Depending on your style of dress you may be able to salvage some clothes out of your current closet. This will help cut down your cost. For example, if you have a cute childish top and simply require bottoms, this cuts your outfits cost in half. Things to look for in your closet:
- bright primary colored clothing
- clothing with cartoon characters
- "babydoll'' style tops
- cute pajamas
Where to Shop
AB clothing stores can be very overpriced. Fortunately there are stores where you can get affordable and childish clothing. Going this route may also help you find more subtle clothes for going out.
Great shops for girls! They are relatively inexpensive and easily accessible. During the springtime finding cute sundresses is very easy, or even a babydoll style top. Cropped tees may be an option if you would like to show off your diapers as well. They also tend to carry bodysuits. These are similar to onesies but not babyish, however, if you are incontinent or would like some discreetness, they could come in handy.
During the winter season, you should be able to find lounge-style pants and other pajamas with popular cartoon characters, as pajamas are a simple holiday gift. Shirts with cartoon characters are also readily available in the young men's section.
Target, Walmart, and Big Box Stores
If you are small enough to wear children sized clothing, this is a great place to pajamas. Keep in mind past a children's size 12 you won't find very babyish pajamas. However, both Target and Walmart are known to carry adult sized sleepers. This could also be a great place for t-shirts or even overalls.
If you have the patience to search through clothes, you may be able to find some very cheap clothes at thrift stores like Goodwill. I have found overalls there on several occasions. If you are taking a trip, go ahead and feel free to look for some diapers.
Shopping online allows for a greater variety in clothes and sizes. All of the sites above with the exception of thrift stores have online shops. However there are a few more sites to visit.
ABDL clothing can be found here already made. There are also cases of people selling custom clothes that they out grew. It could potentially be an opportunity to score some cheap clothes.
Shops that cater to the ABDL community can be very expensive, but they are still an option. If you are not crafty with sewing, getting snaps added to your overalls or having a custom onesie made may be the only option. Here's a brief list of shops:
So even after all the shopping around, the eBay searching and looking at ABDL shops, you still may not find your dream outfit. If you are willing to spend the money, you can always try getting a custom order. Your best bet is to contact ABDL shops or eBay shops that make clothes. When you send an email, be sure to include as many details as you can to help them create what you want.
The first two things you will need is a seller willing to make custom clothing and a price quote. I usually combine both of these into my first email. Like a casual email, be sure to introduce yourself. Include a description of what you are looking for by asking if they make custom items. Then, carry on to say what you would like. Describe your outfit in as much detail as possible, and even include reference pictures.
When asking for a price quote, you must include some measurements. This will help the tailor estimate about how much fabric they will use and thus give you an accurate estimate. The basic measurements are usually: chest, trunk length, arm, and leg. Refer to Taking Measurements for Clothing, for help. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get many responses or many who you contact are not willing to take any custom orders.
Overall, building your baby wardrobe can be very inexpensive if you have the patience to do so. Waiting for online deals, or searching for coupon codes can bring down your cost. As a rule of thumb, I look to either get free shipping or save equivalent to what shipping would cost with a discount to make the most of my purchase.