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Great Brands that Make Adaptable Clothing

October 1, 2023 in Warrior Princess - 2 Comments

As a mama of a little girl who wears a prosthetic leg, we struggled when she was younger to find pants that would fit over her prosthetic leg.  Invariably, her pants would rip at the knee where her hinge was or they would be constantly falling down because we had to buy them 1-2 sizes bigger to fit over her prosthetic. There would be weeks were I was buying stacks of leggings at Target and I wished for a longer term solution–a clothing brand that had her body type and unique needs in mind.

Adaptive clothing makes getting dressed and functioning within clothes more accessible to people with a wide variety of needs. The disability community is so diverse, so modern designers embrace a variety of styles of adaptive clothing with one goal in mind: to create an innovative garment that makes life easier for the wearer.

Examples of Adaptive Clothing

  • Pants, shirts, dresses or skirts that open at the sides with magnetic closures instead of buttons
  • Shoes that allow the wearer to step into them without forcing them on
  • Pants cut higher in the back and lower in the front that are more comfortable for wheelchair users
  • Clothes with easy access points for medical equipment
  • Sensory-friendly clothing items
  • One-piece outfits

Here are some of our favs on the market!

IZ Adaptive

We love this fun and trendy brand for creating adaptive fashion that’s functional but cool too!

 

Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive

Tommy was one of the first adaptive brands that we found–I love that they have a professional work wear line that Callie can transition to as she gets older. Their line stays true to the brand’s classic vibes while still offering things like hidden magnetic clasps on their button up shirts and Velcro closures.

 

Zappos Adaptive

Zappos is hands down one of our favorite brands and one of the prime reasons is they sell single shoes!  We are obsessed with their collections from popular brands like Converse, Uggs, and Brooks.

Seven7 Adaptive

Cute and affordable jeans for wheelchair users!  Their adaptive line of jeans have a lower cut in the front and a higher cut in the back for a more flattering look and comfortable feel.  Their skinny jean style has Velcro openings on the bottom to accommodate orthotics/prosthetics and reinforced belt loops so caregivers can assist with dressing.

Target Kids Adaptive

Target is already my favorite place to shop and I was over the moon when they started carrying adaptive clothing for kids–dresses with access for feeding tubes, Velcro features on pants for orthotics, and sensory sensitivity clothing are part of their line.

 

Billy Footwear

We love Billy for their comfort and easy on/off shoes.  Their line of orthotic shoes is great for people who wear braces because they zip all the way around the front so you can place your foot into them without the need to slide them in.  Plus they are super stylish!

 

Love & Light–

Jaime

 

Jaime

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by! My name is Jaime! Wife to my better half, James, who is my moon and all of my stars. We are parents to our little warrior princess, Callie Grace. We started this blog to share our journey as we navigate through our crazy beautiful life. Callie is a lower limb amputee and I am a Type One Diabetic. We are hoping to change the face of beauty one step at a time! We hope by sharing our story, you leave with a little bit more inspiration and hope! Thank you so much for stopping by and joining our tribe!

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  • Sarah B October 1, 2023 at 11:42 am

    Thanks for sharing the links to these companies, I’ve bought pants from Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive in the the past, but Seven7 is one I didn’t know about. I usually prefer to try on clothes and shoes before buying to help avoid the need to return them, but I’ve had really great luck with Tommy Hilfiger, and customer service was great. I wear a KAFO brace, so it makes shopping for new clothes and especially shoes quite a challenge sometimes! I find that shoe shopping is still my biggest struggle as an adult. Love your blog, and I always look forward to new posts! 🙂

    • Jaime October 2, 2023 at 3:20 pm

      So glad it was helpful–thank you for your kind words!

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