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Adaptive clothing for women and men that is stylish and functional

Published: June 9, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury:

From adaptive dresses to adaptive clothing accessories, there are increasingly more options for shoppers across major retailers.

For a very long time, the fashion industry left people with disabilities behind. The few clothing options available were shapeless, drab and closer to hospital garb than anything that could come off a New York runway. “There’s been this stereotype that we can’t take care of ourselves, which means we can’t be fashionable,” says Chelsie Hill, a 28-year-old dancer and model who’s been using a wheelchair ever since a spinal cord injury left her paraplegic at 17.