10 Designers of Fashionable Adaptive Clothing for the Disabled

New Adaptive Clothing is Fashionable and Functional

Clothing designed for people in wheelchairs is called adaptive clothing. While most adaptive clothing lines used to focus on the elderly, new designers realize there is a need for fashionable adaptive clothing for the younger generations too. Their new creations are current and trendy, yet comfortable if you spend much of your day in a seated position.

The following designers and stores are working towards producing great looking, durable, clothing lines for the disabled consumer.

Disclaimer: This list is by no means all-inclusive, nor does it constitute an endorsement by About.com.

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Izzy Camilleri Adaptive Clothing

woman wearing IZ Collection adaptive clothing in wheelchair
Image courtesy IZ Collection

Are you looking for upscale evening wear, a wedding gown or perfectly fitting business wear? Izzy Camilleri designs adaptive clothing for men and women that are beautiful and functional. Her design studio also offers alteration services, such as hemming and adding zippers in specific locations.

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Able2Wear sells adaptive men’s suits, shirts, trousers and outdoor wear, as well as women’s and children’s outdoor wear and accessories. While their focus is primarily for seated customers, they offer adaptive clothing options for other disabilities, such as MS, MD, and CP.

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Adaptations by Adrian

Adaptations by Adrian offers a wide arrange of clothing and accessories. Unique items, such as the bus pass/cell phone holder, arm warmers, swimsuits and cute boots can be found here, made for people of all ages.

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Easy Access

Easy Access makes adaptable clothing for men, women and children. Clothing in a variety of styles, colors, and fabrics. Examples include camo cargo pants, Polartec hooded capes for children and polo shirt bodysuits.

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Able Apparel

 Able Apparel offers a selection of outdoor ponchos for all seasons (some with fleece lining) for adults and children. They also offer a selection of bandana bibs, matty bibs, and wheelchair accessories.


LegaWear sews custom made pieces, including pants, shirts, jackets, trousers, suits, and tuxedos. The company serves men, women, and children who need upscale clothing that reflect the individual’s personal taste in design and fabric.

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Provides a wide variety of casual clothing options for all ages. Of particular note are the swimsuits for children, which include a bikini style for girls. Their mission is “to add a rainbow of color and sparkle into the rather grey healthcare industry, reflecting the vibrant, challenging and colorful lives of our customers.”

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Ross Daniel Adaptive Apparel

Ross Daniel Adaptive Apparel designs fun and fashionable items for children, teens, and for adults. "Our fashion philosophy is what drives our business to provide clothing that is trendy, upbeat and unique, so young people who are physically challenged can creatively express themselves just like their mainstream peers."

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Silvert’s offers a wide variety of casual clothing, accessories, and undergarments for the disabled community. Their website allows the user to navigate by selecting their specific disability, which then guides the user to items specifically designed for their needs.

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USA Jeans

USA Jeans is a purveyor of jeans, slacks and shorts for people in wheelchairs. These items come in a variety of materials, ranging from lightweight denim to olive khaki material, and offer slim, regular and comfort fit styles.

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