Summer is in full swing and you know what that means: dresses. Winter may not be the most pleasant of seasons, but at least it was at lot easier to carry a concealed firearm. Summer is a completely different beast, and especially if you’re wearing a dress. Below we have compiled a list of seven common carry options while in a dress. Needless to say, some are more practical than others.
1. Ankle carry
When you want to run and gun in the sun. Ankle carry is perhaps one of the most comfortable on this list, not to mention among the most accessible. There’s not much of a chance of printing either. Unfortunately, you’ll need a pretty lengthy dress to pull this one off.
2. Hip hugger carry
Depending on your body shape, this method of carry may not be too comfortable and can print easily in a dress. The type of dress you wear may also prevent easy access to the firearm. Card
3. Belly band carry
The closest to traditional IWB carry on this list, many people prefer this mode of transport. However, like the hip hugger, this can be both uncomfortable and hard to access.
4. Back carry
Essentially a reverse hip hugger or belly band carry, the idea here is to hide the shape of the gun in the small of your back. In a dress, this may be print less and be more comfortable, but also harder to access. Card
5. Purse (off-body) carry
While without a doubt the most comfortable and stealthiest way to carry a firearm on this list, many dislike off-body carry due to the fact that it’s easier for a potential assailant to disarm a carrier before they are able to access their gun. Still, this is a very popular carry method whether in a dress or not.
6. Thigh carry
So you want to pretend you’re Angelina Jolie’s character from Mr. & Mrs. Smith? This age-old symbol of femme fatales still remains a viable method of concealed carry. Strapping a firearm to the outer thigh improves accessibility—as well as cool points—but also increases visibility. Switching to the inner thigh leads to increased concealment and lowered accessibility. Pinterest
7. Bra carry
Another carry method that some are critical of (especially if that muzzle is pointing at the person to your left all day), yet some women are beginning to warm up to bra carry. It’s fairly good with printing, but may be difficult to reach and use in emergencies.