There are many outfits that I have worn and tried on during my concealed carry journey to know which ones will work with my sub-compact Glock 43 and which ones will work with my full size Heckler and Koch VP9. I've learned that it's definitely easier to conceal the G43 during the warmer months when I'm wearing fewer layers and the fabric weights are lighter. In the colder months, concealing the VP9 becomes easier. However, I do like to push the boundary and experiment to see what items I own that will conceal my VP9. Ideally, if I could, I would use this as my carry gun. What I've found is that I can almost always count on a peplum style top to help disguise my full-size gun. A peplum top with stripes is an added bonus as the stripes will also help to distract from any odd looking folds (mostly when sitting) in the fabric from printing.
I think it's important to experiment with your clothing so that you aren't struggling to find something that works if you want to carry. As women, I know that at least once in our lives we have stood in front of our closet thinking, "I don't know what to wear." And I'm talking women that don't even carry concealed. For us women that do, having items in our memory bank that work for carrying makes the morning less stressful and getting ready that much easier. And don't we all want that?!
Next to my StealthGear Holster, this Blacksmith Tactical holster is my only other VP9 holster. I like that this one has a claw style wing (I think that's what they call it) that is meant to push the grip of the gun against the body to minimize printing and increase concealability. It's a new-to-me holster feature that I'm digging especially with the VP9 since the full size can be a bit harder to conceal. I also realized that I don't actually have a decent photo that shows this feature but I'll take one and get it posted.
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