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10 Stylish Outfits That Secretly Adapt to Your Needs or Disability


When you’re shopping for new clothes, there’s nothing like finding a really stylish piece you love — and realizing it won’t work with your disability. That’s an awesome jacket, you might think, but I won’t be able to undo those buttons. Or these jeans would be perfect, if they didn’t bunch awkwardly when I sit in my wheelchair. For people with chronic illnesses or disabilities that cause pain or mobility challenges, clothing details like buttons, zippers and the width of a collar can mean the difference between easy and comfortable and wondering when you can go home and change into your sweatpants. Most clothing isn’t designed with mobility challenges in mind, as you likely know all too well.

The simple fact is, everyone, no matter what their pain levels or mobility challenges are, deserve to have some fashionable outfits in their closet that don’t add challenges or discomfort to their day. The good news is there are a few brands out there that were created to adapt to mobility challenges without sacrificing style. One brand worth discovering is Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive, who launched a line designed with and for people with disabilities in 2016. These clothes have the classic, American cool style Hilfiger is known for with the addition of discretely hidden features like magnet closures, one-handed zippers, extended openings and seated wear that make getting dressed easier for the entire family.

We’ve rounded up pieces from Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive’s latest collection, now available at Zappos Adaptive, styling them into modern, easy-to-wear outfits for each part of your life.

Job Interview

tommy adaptive dress, black flats and brown purse

Shirt Dress: Cinched waist and faux buttons that hide magnetic closures, $109.50
Flats
Cross-body bag

tommy adaptive button down, black pants and sweater, and brown dress shoes

Magnetic button shirt, Hidden magnetic closures at front and cuffs, $69.50
Chinos, VELCRO®️ brand closure and magnetic fly, button and loop adjustable waist and extended opening pant hem, $79.50
Cardigan sweater, Hidden magnetic closures at front, $59.50
Dress shoes

Running Errands

tommy adaptive jacket and jeans, plus black shirt and white sneakers

Varsity jacket: Hidden magnetic closures at front, $89.50
Skinny fit jeans: VELCRO®️ brand and magnet fly, button and loop adjustable waist and hem, $69.50
Black t-shirt
White sneakers

tommy adaptive t shirt, chinos and sweatshirt, plus sneakers

T-shirt: VELCRO®️ brand closure at shoulders, $39.50
Chinos, VELCRO®️ brand closure and magnetic fly, button and loop adjustable waist and magnetic opening at outside hem, $79.50
Hoodie, Magnetic zipper, $119.50
Sneakers

Brunch With Friends

tommy adaptive pink plaid shirt and black pants, plus wool coat and black boots

Plaid shirt, Hidden magnetic closures, $59.50
Slim fit stretch pants, Button and loop adjustable waist and inside hem to accommodate variations in height,
VELCRO®️ brand closure and magnet fly, $69.50
Fleece coat
Boots

tommy adaptive jacket and t shirt, plus skinny pants and high top sneakers

Jacket, Magnetic zipper for closing with one hand, $129.50
T-shirt,
VELCRO®️ brand closure at shoulders, $39.50
Slim-fit pants
Sneakers

Date Night

sweater, necklace, booties and tommy adaptive midi suede skirt

Midi suede skirt, VELCRO®️ brand closures at front, $69.50
Fitted sweater
Black booties
Silver necklace

tommy adaptive button down shirt, plus jeans, sunglasses and sneakers

Magnetic button shirt, Hidden magnetic closures at front and cuffs, $69.50
Jeans
Casual sneakers
Sunglasses

Netflix Binging at Home

tommy adaptive sweatshirt and sweatpants, plus shirt and fuzzy socks

Hoodie, Two hidden magnetic closures at the front, $79.50
Joggers, Waist features slide loop closure that allows one-handed waist adjustment, internal pull-up loops, and VELCRO®️ brand closure pant hem, $69.50
Soft T-shirt
Fuzzy socks

tommy adaptive shirt and baseball jacket, plus joggers and slippers

Seated fit T-shirt, VELCRO®️ brand closure down the back, $39.50
Baseball sweater, Magnetic zipper, $129.50
Sweatpants
Slippers

All Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive pieces can be found at Zappos Adaptive.