Do you feel your disability hinders your aspirations? If the answer is yes, change your perspective right now.
Disability may alter your life style but it should not change the way you want to lead your life. Remember, there are so many stylish and hardworking disabled women who manage work and household responsibilities.
You need to know that all successful disabled women take good care of themselves. Actually, these women are different because they have discovered secret treasures via introspection and regular self-assessment. Moreover, they have embraced innovations as much as they have accepted their disabilities.
If you too dream of a life where you can move around like any other successful disabled woman, here are five things that will inspire and empower you.
1. Adaptive Clothing
Now the fashion world is taking more interest in designing clothes for disabled women. Innovative designers have created adaptive clothing, clothing that cater to the special needs of disabled individuals.
It is trendy, ready-to-wear and its USP is that it is easy to put on and remove. Fabric of such clothing is soft and comfortable, which allows movement without struggle. Being available in different sizes, adaptive clothing provides more choices for paraplegic and wheelchair-bound disabled.
Here are some fashionable adaptive clothes that are “must haves” in your wardrobe.
Trousers are always comfortable. Trousers with full side zippers and ankle-to-knee zippers provide better fitting than conventional apparel.
With extra-long zip fly and no back pockets, these trousers become “must haves” for a day-long outing. In addition to this, they also have higher backs, which prevents waistband from riding down. Stylish zippered jeans are also available which do not budge in the front in sitting position.
2. Elastic-Waist Chinos
Elastic-waist Chinos do not have any buttons or zippers on the waistband. Instead they have soft elastic, which makes it easy for the disabled to dress and undress. They are classic garments, which provide style and comfort.
3. Tear Away Pants
Dressing up can be a lot easier with these pants. Tear away pants have hidden Velcro straps or push buttons on both sides of the pants. Thus, these pants can open up on the sides from top to bottom.
4. Wrap Skirt
If you don’t wear a wrap skirt due to the fear of revealing your legs, you may find this reassuring. An adaptive wrap skirt comes with a hidden zipper that can prevent unexpected skin show. The anti-budge design, durable fabric, and adjustable waistband with Velcro straps make it much comfortable.
5. Magnetic Shirts
These shirts stand out, as they do not have any buttons or Velcro straps. Instead, they are fitted with magnets for closure.
A silk magnetic shirt with eye-catching print is an essential garment for those lovely evenings. Whereas a magnetic shirt with good quality stretchable fabric and hidden zippers in the side slits gives a perfect fitting.
2. Undergarments with Better Fitting
Undergarments with proper fitting will not only provide comfort, but also define your shape. Before visiting your favorite lingerie store, determine the best-fit bra with Certified Bra Fitter (CBF). Remember, better fitting undergarments are also available at less expensive prices.
You can’t miss out on accessories, can you? Accessories enhance your look without much expense. You must have a variety of accessories for all occasions.
a) Bright Colored Nail Polish
Nail polish is an effective way to look vibrant. Bright colors make your hands look good.
You can experiment with multiple nail colors and create attractive nail art. Moreover, if you are good at art, taking up nail art as a profession can fetch you some money.
Necklaces can go well with any type of dress. Using a unique piece of necklace in your dressing can divert people’s attention from your body shape. However, be cautious while selecting the necklace, some metals may irritate your delicate skin.
Scarves are available in variety of fabrics and prints. They act the same way as necklaces do. In addition to this, you can pep up any look by tying the same scarf in different ways.
Handbags are one of the essential accessories. Innovative and beautiful looking handbags are available in the market.
You must have a handbag that has multiple pockets to effectively store your belongings. Remember, a huge bag may tumble you.
4. Adaptive Footwear
A wide range of comfortable and attractive adaptive footwear is available according to your special need.
a) Socks with Grip
Socks with grip are skid resistant. The anti-slip grip on their bottom prevents you from slipping and makes them comfortable for indoors.
b) Adjustable Slippers
Adjustable slippers provide excellent fitting. They have Velcro close or zippers to adjust the width. These slippers work well for people with foot problems.
c) Snug-Fit Boots
Snug-fit boots are a great choice for people with swollen feet and delicate skin. Use of Velcro straps as closures makes them easy to wear. Although not good for walking, they can be a good choice for those who are wheelchair-bound.
Yes, you got it right. Disabled women must have a pair of good quality heels. Lightweight, broad base heels with back zippers or elastic bands are easy to wear and add style to your overall outfit.
5. A Mobility Scooter
A mobility scooter is assistive equipment that will give you freedom of movement. Mobility scooters like Pride Mobility Scooters are battery-charged vehicles.
An innovative design enables them to move on all types of terrain without compromising on comfort and style. Moreover, they are durable and can disassemble.
A Challenger X Recreational Scooter is another electric scooter, with special pneumatic tires for comfortable long rides. It provides speed and you can also climb a hill with this scooter.
Where to Get These 5 Things?
The Internet is a good place to start. You will find various websites like Silverts and Izadaptive that offer innovative things for disabled women. You can even download online shopping catalogs to your computer, select the best-suited item for your need, and place your order online!