Adaptive clothing for Disables

People with disable are shining in all field from government official to Entrepreneurs .Dressing well helps to increase an individual’s confidence which in turn enhances their emotional well-being. However, people with disabilities sometimes have difficulty finding clothes that are both accessible and fashionable. The ability to put on and take off their clothes easily is a major concern. Most would end up choosing a much larger piece of clothing so that it is easier to remove them. Comfort is also important for those who have to be seated all day such as wheelchair-users.

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Adaptive clothing and apparel is easier to use because of adaptations such as the following:

  • Wrap around skirts
  • Velcro on shoes
  • Front closing bras
  • Side-opening pants
  • Open back clothing
  • Zippers located in the front of clothing
  • Velcro or snap closures rather than buttons
  • Designs which allow a person to get dressed from a seated position

Where to buy Adaptive clothes?

  • A number of designers have noticed this challenge and have started designing clothing for persons with disabilities that incorporate both functionality and aesthetics. Here are few Suvastra Design in Chennai Old is Gold etc;
  • Tommy Hilfiger is  with the first-ever adaptive clothing line made for children with disabilities..It includes chinos, jeans, dresses and shirts with easy-close magnetic buttons and adjustable seams.
  • Lot of website which sells adaptive clothes like adaptiveclothingshowroom, Adaptwear.com, Buck and buck 

    What to Look for When Purchasing Adaptive Clothing:

    • For some conditions, particular with the elderly, it is essential that the materials used are not going to be abrasive to the skin.
    • Dignity is important, make sure the designs bear this in mind. Generous overlapping at the rear with night and day gowns and high backed waistbands for those in wheelchairs etc.
    • The fabrics that are used need to be of the highest quality and therefore able to withstand rigorous cleaning and usage.
    • Check where fasteners are located so that undue pressure is not applied to tender areas of the body which can then produce sores etc.
    • Garments that hang near wheelchair brakes or wheels, can be very hazardous.
    • Split shoulders allow dressing without having to place the clothing over the wearers head as the garment can be donned around the person.
    • Adaptive clothing should benefit the wearer both physically and psychologically, quality clothing often makes us feel good about ourselves, promoting a sense of wellbeing.
    • Feels and look like normal clothes – They should feel natural and comfortable for the wearer . Adaptive clothing should be discreet modifications; lightweight additions that do not bulk the garments, and allow unique enhancements like zippers to be easily tucked away and hidden.
    • Broad Range of Sizes– People come in all shapes and sizes, so clothing should come in all shapes and sizes. For the best mobility and style, the perfect size adaptive clothes will make all the difference
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Top 10 trend of 2016

Good Bye 2016….Welcome 2017 is not only for the year but also for the fashion too . We can just recall the fashion in 2016 little bit.

1. Is that your skin or Nude fabric !!

 

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Sheer dresses, romantic laces, perfect nudes and sequins are made a mark in the year of 2016 .shades of nude are all over the runways. It’s really easy to mix & match nude with any color, plus it looks great with a tanned body. Whether you picked cream, apricot, beige, tan, cream pink or caramel shade, it will be easy to pull it off. Nude and see through fabric with embroidery or embellishment are grabbing the attention from teenager to a bride groom.

Make sure that you picked the right fabrics, not too tight because you don’t want to look like you’re naked. Choose gentle materials like silk, chiffon and lace for a girly but sexy look. Leather is allowed only in the form of jacket. Denim and nudes complement each other so if you’re a fan of jeans in any color, feel free to match it with nude items for a casual yet sexy look. Even denim jackets look great with it. one can also pick a nude cardigan or sweater for a cozy early spring look. Our suggestion is to wear it with denim and accessories in camel color. Add lots of jewelry for a touch of boho chic

  1. crop your top

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Crop top is back!… Not only it is used with high waist pant or skirt it can also be used for sarees instead of traditional blouse. Most Highlighting feature of crop top is loose fitting at the hem so that we don’t feel shy like tight fitted blouse if it paired up with skirt .you can play Hide and seek by paring crop top with dungarees

3.  statement with kalamkari

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Kalamkari prints and fabrics look extremely elegant and classy giving utmost comfort at the same time. Apart from Kalamkari paintings; a Kalamkari outfit is a definite must have in your wardrobe. Kalamkari print of sheer fabric is the trend now.

  1. Cool Cape

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Capes are perhaps gained popularity owing to the fact that in any length or style, a cape always flatters and adds instant glam even to a plain outfit. Team it up over your crop top and denims. Add it over a blouse and a long skirt. Wear it in some woolen avatar to stay warm this winter. Just grab a cape and you are ready to soar high in the fashion sky!.Pick a cape that will go with more than one outfit.

  1. Palazzo , Dhoti pant, cigarette pant

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Gone those days where western top can be worn only with denim. From 2016 palazzo pant has hit the market Palazzo pant can be worn for any western top, Kurtha and especially look stylish if it worn with crop top. Designer Dhoti Kurtha Top attracted the young women as it can be worn for parties. dhoti pant  can be worn along with tank top and floor length cardigan

  1. Lehenga/Long skirt

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Lehenga is always in trend but it is mostly worn by a bride groom .Sometime it is worn for traditional function but 2016 it is added to contemporary cum casual wear by making a change in type of fabric used. People are willing to wear it for kutha and for crop top . cotton Kalamkari top with matching or contract raw silk lehenga and cotton silk kurtha with georgette lehenga .

  1. Illusion neck 

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Illusion neck can be made with Sheer fabric like net, lace fabric, semi transparent tissue/glass tissue fabric that will highlight any top or sari blouse. High collar and boat neck can also be made with special fabric

  1. Cut out shoulder/off shoulder:

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Not only in 2016 summer, cutout shoulder and offer shoulder will be continually hit the market to beat the scorching summer.

  1. Front Slit kurtha :

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Kurtha with single and double slit in the front was in trend in 2016 and will hit the future market too with embellishment in the sides of slit.

10 Floor lengths Jacket/Cardigan

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Jacket is not only for the winter but also for any season with Change in the use of fabric. Linen, cotton in the summer spring and silk wool in the autumn winter will make long cardigan stylish. It can be worn for western top or Kurtha or even with collarless t shirt.

Why there is a Ribbon loop in the western top?

Ribbon loop are are meant to secure the dress to the hanger in the store – taking the pressure off of the garment shoulders and also to prevent  the dress from slipping off. When you hang the dress, take each loop and hook it over the hanging part of the hanger. The problem lies when you wear the dress or blouse they pop out. You could cut them off if they bother you but the garment will produce hanger wrinkle if you hang without it or hanging one shoulder/One shoulder top is difficult. screen-shot-2016-02-17-at-14-28-26

Everyone will have trouble deciding what to do with are the straps that come on fancier items like a strapless dress or top. Even the popular one-shoulder dress needs something to help hold it on a hanger.

It will pop way out of the top or dress and hand out the armhole. We have all been somewhere and have seen that person…all dressed up and that white strap hanging out the back of her arm.An easy Clothing Strap Solution, without cutting them off, so they can be used to hang the garment later!

Lay the dress flat and smooth the strap along the inside of the dress. Secure the bottom of the strap to the dress with a safety pin. No matter how much you kick up your heels that night the strap won’t budge…no dangling from the armhole either. When the night is over and you return home – simply unpin the strap and hang the dress/top back on the hanger! So easy!.An easy Clothing Strap Solution, without cutting them off, so they can be used to hang the garment later! This is a perfect solution for strapless, one-shoulder or any top that needs extra hanger staying power!

BOLD BLOUSE

There is no rule for the blouse except it has to be more funky and fun .

There are times Youngster used to believe that Blouses are only for sarees  which could be wore only for family or college function but now the trend has changed  by giving a contemporary  touch to the blouse from crop top blouse  to statement top which can be worn for lehenga or with trousers to define your style. No matter how beautiful a saree is, the beauty and elegance pops out only when it is matched with an appropriate blouse in a perfect fit. The other thing that matters is how you pair it, what accessories you wear with, hairstyles to show off the lovely back neck design, and what embellishments you choose for the saree blouse styles.

Loose fits are the trend now .No more letting out seams with a safety pin. Cropped blouses are loose at the waist and the nicest thing is that they can multitask and be worn with skirts and trousers.

Many exciting things are happening with the sari blouse Because  women are open to experimenting, a lot more thought is going into it. Mix and match is in, and women don’t think anything of wearing a Kalamkari with a Kancheevaram, she says. Tie and dye, Ajrak and Ikat are right up there with a Zardosi, a Benarasi or a Tussar and there is nothing like the Maharashtrian Khan to lend an arty touch to any sari. silk saris with checks are back, worn with Kalamkari blouses. sleeves and back have sheer materials like net, is popular. Of course, there is bling too with elaborate embroidery and embellishments on the neck and back.

Buttons and zip has now replaced hook and eye. Series Cloth buttons in the back and fancy button even shirt button in the sides, on the cuff and zips in the back and side too. Little bows, ties with decorative tassel there are in trend now. “Mirror-work, sheer fabric, thread embroidery, long sleeves, short sleeves, crop tops, boat necks are hot favorites.  You can  do wacky things like  cutting up cushion covers to make my blouses. Mirror-worked cushion covers are one-tenth the cost of mirror-worked blouse pieces . people used to Wear a blouse that no one else can possibly find anywhere else  ,by using their creativity.

CAPE STYLE BLOUSE for the party

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 Cape blouses are a perfect fusion of the new and the old. Whether it’s worn on a sarees, dress, gown, fitted kurtas or even on a pair of skinny denims; a cape can effortlessly add a stylish and edgy look to your outfit. Capes can be sheer or opaque, can be like a cover-up for the winter, or look like a part of the outfit. Wear a cropped cape blouse with your sari or wear a floor length cape jacket with your salwar kameez, or pair your cropped cape blouse with a stylish lehenga.

Is it your wedding?? Or you want to attend someone’s wedding??

Zardosi work, Aari work, cut work tends to attract the bride as it could highlight them on their BIG day. If you want your sari to grab the attention and keep the blouse simple and elegant you can try simple embroidery and stylish blouse back neck designs and elbow length sleeves with big borders etc. Elbow sleeve and heavy work in the back blouse is trend when it comes to bridal blouse now. Designer Latkans are the one which is worn on the Bridal blouse to highlight the back

High necks  greatly attracted by youngster now with  floral print, and the three-fourth or even full sleeves. Women don’t hesitate to wear floral blouses with even their traditional pattus. And it is not small prints, but big full-blown flowers in bold colors. Mostly, these blouses are worn with satin Georgette and other fancy saris. Parrots and other birds that were big have now made way for flowers.