Clothes shopping for someone else is always difficult, and it can be even more challenging if you’re shopping for adaptive clothing. If you’re new to adaptive clothing, you may want to check out our blog for more information. To help you with this process, we’ve put together a few tips to consider when shopping for adaptive clothing for a loved one.
Tip #1: Consider Their Personal Style
Personal expression and style is important at any age. The clothing we wear can help to showcase who we are as a person to the outside world. Adaptive clothing is available in a variety of colours and styles, so it’s important to consider your loved ones personal style when selecting pieces.
We all have certain likes and dislikes when it comes to fashion, so keep this in mind when you’re shopping. If you know that your Mom really likes floral-print tops or your Dad prefers collared shirts, be sure to choose clothing items that are going to cater to their preferences. Help them look and feel great by combining fashion they love with functionality.
Tip #2: Ensure Proper Fit
Choosing the right clothing sizes is critical for both comfort and function. Be sure to take all the necessary measurements to find the correct size. You can use their regular clothing sizes as reference.
For women, you’ll need their bust, waist, and hip measurements in inches. For men, you’ll need their chest, waist and neck measurements also in inches. Check out our sizing guide to help you determine what sized clothing you will need for your loved ones.
If your order arrives and the clothes don’t fit, you can return or exchange your order within 30 days, as per our Geri Fashions return policy.
Tip #3: Invest in Essential Pieces
There are certain clothing items that are considered wardrobe essentials. Basics and clothing articles that you can mix and match are important to have. If you’re new to adaptive clothing, consider starting out with the pieces you know you’re going to need. Shop adaptive pants in timeless colours, basic tops, cardigans, and undergarments.
Investing in the basics to begin with will help you both get more comfortable with adaptive clothing, and give you a good foundation to build a wardrobe for your loved one.
Tip #4: Don’t Forget to Accessorize
When shopping for adaptive clothing, accessories are often forgotten. Accessories can actually be important. They can add some extra style to an outfit while providing support. Accessories like capes and bedcoats are a great option for added warmth that’s easy to wear.
Jaqueline Kent Sugar Canes are perfect for adding a little sparkle to your loved one’s daily activities.
Adaptive slippers and diabetic shoes are an easy to put-on and take-off footwear option. Don’t forget to consider their personal taste and style when purchasing accessories.
Browse our collection of accessories on our Geri Fashions website.
We hope that these tips will help. As always, if you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact our customer service team. They’ll be able to walk you through the different options available and answer any questions.