When it comes to wearing concealed carry attire, there are certain types of clothing that should be avoided. Light colors, lightweight fabrics, and plain t-shirts can easily reveal the straps of a shoulder cover or the butt of a gun. To ensure your weapon is properly concealed, it's important to think about how you'll dress to hide it. First, practice at home to find out what transportation methods work for you.
If you're a first-time concealed carrier, you've probably spent weeks or even months researching the weapon that best fits your concealed carry needs. Once you know what weapon you're going to carry and where you're going to carry it, you're ready to plan an outfit that hides the gun and fits you well. The classic concealed carrying case is an unbuttoned flannel or denim shirt, with long or short sleeves, whichever you prefer, that is worn without folds. Alternative methods of transportation may also require some consideration for wearing concealed clothing.
Shoulder covers are often best for people who need to effectively disguise the fact that they are carrying a gun and tend to have more firearms training than the average civilian. Make sure that the belt strap is compatible with the hidden carrying case to prevent the cover from sliding. Weapons designed specifically to be carried in a hidden way tend to be smooth and stylized. A heavier frame can help compensate for a smaller charger and will not alter the concealment in most types of cases.
Carrying it hidden means keeping the firearm so that no one knows it's there, but if it's stamped or can be seen through your clothes, you can also carry it open. An undershirt also protects the skin from chafing caused by the gun or holster, making carrying a concealed weapon more comfortable. So when dressing for concealed carry, make sure to select a cover that allows you to place your shirt on it, or use an OWB cover to avoid any bumps on clothing caused by a hidden gun. Choose darker colors and heavier fabrics that won't reveal any gaps or shadows caused by your weapon.