For most of the population when we get dressed it is a straight forward operation; just part of our morning or evening routine. However for those who are in wheel chairs or limited mobility; it’s more of a challenge and then there is finding fashionable clothes that look good and feel comfortable when sitting down in the wheelchair.
Well now, a clothing line has been dreamt up by Ann Oliver, who suffered from Multiple Sclerosis. She has made it her mission to create a full range of clothes for women with disabilities.
The clothing line is called “Xeni” and will retail entirely online, speaking in an interview, Ann explains the clothing has “Special features” which she designed to make the clothing easier to wear.
“The upper body is important and the lower body fades into insignificance,” she says.
Some of the pieces for the collection feature emphasized shoulders and piping to give the appearance of a slimmer physique as well as cut outs on the back of dresses so that wheelchair users can simply slip on the garment without any wriggling or fiddling and, instead of buttons and zips, shirts and jackets feature hidden magnets which easily hold clothing together without fumbling.
“I see this as my biggest innovation,” Ann beams “why aren’t there clothes like this? One hates to look like a frump and one hates to be a “lump” in a wheelchair; you want to look elegant. You want to come into a room and look good – I’m sure all women will respond to that.”
check out the collection now at http://www.xenicollection.com/