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  • Writer's pictureChase DeLong

Fitting Clothes for Amputees: The Difficulties and Solutions

Updated: Feb 20, 2023

When it comes to finding clothes that fit properly, amputees face unique challenges. Conventional clothing often doesn't accommodate their unique body shapes, resulting in discomfort, limited mobility, and difficulty in getting dressed. At Satin Stitches, we understand these challenges and offer solutions to help amputees dress with ease and style. In this blog post, we'll discuss the difficulties of fitting clothes for amputees and how we can adapt clothing using low profile zippers, making it easier to get dressed and increase confidence in style.

The Difficulties of Fitting Clothes for Amputees

Fitting clothes for amputees can be challenging because of their unique body shapes. Many off-the-rack clothes are designed for able-bodied people and can't accommodate the changes in body shape that come with amputation. The most common challenge is fitting around the residual limb, which can vary significantly in size and shape depending on the level of amputation. This means that the waist, hips, and thighs may also require significant alterations to fit properly.


Low Profile Zippers At Satin Stitches

We specialize in adaptive clothing for amputees. One of the solutions we offer is using low profile zippers. Unlike traditional zippers, low profile zippers are less bulky and less noticeable, creating a smoother fit that enhances comfort and mobility.

Here are some examples of how we use low profile zippers to adapt clothing for amputees:

  1. Pants: We can replace the side seam of the pant with a low profile zipper, allowing the wearer to put the pants on and take them off with ease. This means the pants can be removed without the need to pull them over the prosthetic or residual limb, reducing discomfort and increasing independence.

  2. Shirts: We can add a low profile zipper to the side seam of a shirt to accommodate the wearer's unique body shape. This allows for a more tailored fit that is comfortable and flattering.

  3. Dresses: We can add a low profile zipper to the side seam of a dress to allow for easy dressing and undressing. This means the wearer can avoid struggling with the dress when putting it on or taking it off.

Conclusion: At Satin Stitches, we understand the difficulties that amputees face when it comes to fitting clothes. That's why we offer tailored solutions to help amputees dress with ease and style. Our use of low profile zippers ensures that clothing fits properly, enhancing comfort, mobility, and confidence. If you're an amputee struggling with finding clothes that fit properly, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We're here to help you feel confident and stylish in the clothes you wear.

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