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Words I never thought I'd say

I think I would rather go to the dentist than go shopping for pants. With Fibromyalgia (particularly allodynia) and spinal osteoarthritis, shopping has become a much-dreaded activity. Yesterday I braved the mall to find a pair of pants that would be suitable for hanging out and work while being most importantly comfortable! Two and a half hours later and I did walk out with pants, but only after 5 trips to the change room to find the right comfort level (as little pressure as possible) and many pictures to my sister to confirm the right fit (not too baggie). Uff let me tell you, it was an ordeal. One good hack, if you'd call it that, was shopping with a slight flare. It kept me in check so that I didn't get too ambitious with what I could handle!

Does anyone else have a similar experience clothing shopping? Please feel free to share tips or adaptative clothing brands that you would recommend.

#Fibromyalgia #Osteoarthritis #AdaptiveClothing #Allodynia

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Little wins

I spent the summer dreading the winter. The big, bulky leg braces I now wear fit under none of my actual pants—sweats, sure, but I don’t like the idea of wearing them outside the house. So as the season of skirts has cooled I got a little panicked. This panic pushed me to buy a pair of baggy jeans “next size up” so EVERYTHING was bigger. Actually, a lot bigger. It was a concession to myself—at least my legs felt warmer! Then (cue angelic music) I discovered this pair of wide legged jeans. Soft. Short enough for my limbs. Pockets. Hubby approved in the “tush hugging” department ;) I’m ecstatic and needed to share a win!

#Braces #Fashion #AdaptiveClothing #iwanttofeelcute #EhlersDanlosSyndrome

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Adaptive cute clothing

Does anyone know of any adaptive clothing sites for disability’s that still are fashionable? Oftentimes you have to pick. (I have a particularly hard time with buttons if that helps) #AdaptiveClothing #Clothing #Spoonie #Disability

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Cool adaptive kids clothing #Autism #CP  #DownSyndrome

I would like to introduce inc kid. A new cool adaptive kids clothing line featuring big openings at the neck, sleeve and leg to make dressing easier and fit AFOs/ orthotics and hand splints. All our clothes are developed alongside occupational therapists and physiotherapists and trialed on kids with diverse needs. We are inclusive.
#AdaptiveClothing #adaptivekidsclothing #Autism #CerebralPalsy#DownSyndrome #SpinaBifida
#MuscularDystrophy #DropFoot #AnkleFootOrthosis #Splints #orthotics #AFOs #DEXTERITY #Arthritis #JuvenileArthritis #Disability

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Underwear for wheelchair users and ppl with limited mobility

Finishing a Kickstarter for my small startup that sells adaptive underwear ( side opening undies period panties and front opening magnetic bras ) . I need advice/feedback/shares to help make this a reality. Anyone down to help me out or pre-order my products www.kickstarter.com/projects/intimately/inclusive-fashion-fo... #WheelchairUsers    #AdaptiveClothing #ChronicIllness #wheel

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Down Syndrome Clothing

There are lines of clothing that have been developed by and/or for individuals with Down syndrome.

We have struggled in a few areas with AJ when trying to find clothes as well. Pants are often too long, while shirts are too short. All of those cute two piece outfits that come together? Forget it - his top and bottom are definitely not the same size.

In part this is due to his shorter stature, which is common in people with Down syndrome. It’s also due to his low muscle tone. The lower muscle tone results in his belly sticking out further, as the muscles in the abdominal wall relax more than most people’s do.

NBZ apparel is a clothing brand that was developed by the grandmother of a child with Down syndrome. They feature pants that have shorter legs, lower fronts that read below the belly, and higher backs.

Add to this that fine motor skills can be difficult for people with Down syndrome. Things like doing buttons can be incredibly challenging.

There are a number of brands who have been adding adaptive designs to their clothing lines. Lands End and Tommy Hilfiger have adaptive lines that use magnets beneath buttons, so clothing has the appearance of being buttoned but is much easier to get on and off.

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#DownSyndrome #trisomy21 #downsyndromeawareness #SpecialNeeds #adaptive #AdaptiveClothing

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