Dressing Tips For Those With Physical Disabilities

A physical disability can make everyday tasks such as putting on and off clothes difficult; but dressing tipsthere are things you can do to help improve the situation.

Adapted Clothing and Aids

If your or a relative has physical problems, which means they are struggle with ordinary buttons and small openings, there is a range of adapted clothing with special features that can help. For example, zips and Velcro are both easier to fasten than small buttons or shoelaces; easier still are clothes that don’t require fastening at all.

You might like to consider some of our best-selling Adaptawear adapted clothing for both men and women to help with independent and assisted dressing:

We also sell a range of dressing and clothing aids; from dressing sticks to button hooks, clip on ties, sock and sleeve aids.

Dressing tips for those who are partially sighted

If your relative is partially sighted, good organisation is key to making the dressing routine as simple as possible.

It’s crucial that your relative organises their own clothes – perhaps with your help – as the best organisation in the world won’t help if he or she isn’t familiar with the system.

As a first step, chat about how happy they are with their current clothes situation. This is particularly important if their sight is deteriorating or the eyesight problem is a recent one.

It may be helpful for you to go through his or her wardrobe together to check that the clothes don’t have holes or stains, as this may be something they’re not able to check themselves and that could be a source of anxiety.

Dressing tips for those with dementia

If your relative has dementia, any, and how much, help they will need with dressing depends on how advanced their dementia is.

If your relative has just been diagnosed with dementia, it’s important to encourage a morning and evening routine of washing and dressing to ensure he or she understands and can relate to the time of day. It’s particularly important to encourage independence and choice as much as possible.

Perhaps your relative only needs simple prompts at this stage, or they may appreciate you laying out the clothes that they need to wear and then they can finish getting dressed themselves.

If your relative’s condition changes, it may be necessary to change the amount of help you, or a care worker, provides for them. At the later stage of dementia, you may need to hand your loved one each item of clothing in order for them to manage to get dressed.

The importance of labels

Clearly labelled clothing storage can be very helpful for someone with dementia, particularly drawers and cupboards.

It’s also a good idea to check that the clothes are stored neatly and within easy reach, as all of this will help your relative get dressed.

Please visit our website if you or a loved one needs adaptive clothing we have a huge variety in store. We also have dressing aids to help get clothes on and off.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team



Ladies & Men’s Adapted Underwear

We have been selling adapted clothing for many years and have much experience in the industry. We wanted to show you some of the ladies and men’s adapted underwear that we have available that will make you or your loved ones life a little easier. From side opening underwear, open back vests to front fastening bras we have what you need.

1Ladies Side Opening Underwear

3 pack of ladies side opening underwear.  Practical and comfortable – 100% cotton ladies pants with Velcro fastening on both sides. Ideal for under our drop-front trousers and open-back dresses.

Available in White in sizes Small – XX Large.  Price £18.60 ex VAT

2Men’s Side Opening Underwear

3 pack of Y front side opening men’s underwear – 100% cotton with Velcro fastening on both sides.

Ideal for under our drop-front trousers and open-back dresses.

Available in Grey in sizes Small – XX Large.  Price £18.60 ex VAT

3Comfi Bra

Super soft, front fastening bra which is designed to give comfort and a good shape.

Easy fastening poppers along the front panel – ideal for people with limited hand dexterity.

Choose from Cup sizes B/C or D/DD in sizes 34 – 44. Price £20.00 ex VAT

4Eezee Arthritis Bra

Front fastening Eezee bra that slips on and off with ease.  The Easy Touch tab in front of each hook guides the hook into its closure and two fingers and the palm of the hand are all you need to close or open the bra.  Ideal for ladies with limited hand and arm mobility and arthritis sufferers.

Cup sizes A – DD in sizes 34 – 48. Price £25.00 ex VAT

5Petal Back Open Back Vest

Unique open back vest – designed to slide easily up the arms and head for easy dressing.  Perfect to wear under a shirt, dress or blouse. Soft poly-cotton knit for comfort and easy care.  Longer at the front for extra warmth.  Available in sizes Small – X Large.

Price:  £12.00 ex VAT

We also have a huge range of ladies vests and pants, long or short sleeve vests or short leg or6 long leg pants as well as long leg pantaloon’s so do take a look at our full range at www.adaptawear.com

Best Wishes

Adapt wear Team





Best-Selling Adapted Clothing Back In Stock!

We just wanted to let you know that three of our best-selling ladies and men’s winter nightwear products are back in stock in case you wanted to wrap up warm in bed this winter!  We also have just had a new delivery of our best-selling men’s elasticated waist cords too in all sizes and colours as well as some new colours in the Ladies Petal Back Open Back Polo Shirts.   Do take a look and grab some new winter adapted clothing while you can!

5Ladies Petal Back Open Back Polo Shirt
New colours of our popular open back ladies polo shirt in either short or long sleeves.   The deep armholes makes easy dressing by sliding up the arms and over the head.

Available in choice of 3 colours in sizes Small – X Large.

14Ladies Fleecy Wrap
A lightweight fleecy wrap with two large pockets to keep the shoulders, neck and chest warm.   No fastenings and ideal when suffering from hot flushes – easy on and off!

Available in choice of pink, turquoise or beige.

5Men’s Fleecy Bed Jacket
Our unique men’s polar fleece bed jacket has easy access popper sleeves and Velcro fastenings for ease of dressing.

Available in navy in sizes small – XL.

wr6826-350-x-500Men’s Walker Reid Men’s Pure Cotton Flannel Pyjamas
These luxury men’s long sleeve 100% brushed cotton flannel pyjamas come with a button through tailored top and open cuff with single chest pocket and long trousers.

Available in blue check in sizes Medium – XXXL.

Men’s Elasticated Waist Cord Trousers

These popular men’s elasticated waist cords are ideal for offering a casual look without the need to wear tracksuit bottoms.  Also they have no zips or fastenings. High raised back for added comfort for when seated for long periods or in a wheelchair. Choice of 3 colours in sizes Small – XXL.

Style also available in polycotton fabric or jean fabric.

If you need any help with ordering please do not hesitate to contact our team and we will be happy to help.

Best wishes
Adaptawear Team


Adaptawear Clothing Clearance Sale

If you are looking for a bargain this month then take a look at our adapted clothing clearance sale at www.adaptawear.com. The clearance lines include ladies and men’s adapted clothing from assisted ladies capes and wrap around skirts to men’s adapted trousers and pyjamas.

Some of our clearance clothes include:

1Ladies Wrap Around Pleated Skirt

Suitable for independent and assisted dressing, this practical wrap-around skirt has a generous overlap at the back and four easy fasten poppers making toileting and changing quicker and easier from a standing or seated position.  Available in small in navy and black only.

SALE PRICE:  £9.99 ex VAT

Ladies Assisted Fleecy Cape2

Assisted front fastening cape with poppers – easy to put on and off as there is no need to raise your arms as it can easily be slipped on the shoulder and done up.    Perfect to wear out and about for these cold winter days.  Available in small and medium in choice of navy, red or purple.

SALE PRICE:  £12.50 ex VAT

3Slenderella Waffle Tufted Dressing Gown

Luxury dressing gown which is both stylish and warm to keep you warm this winter.  Perfect to wear around the home over your nightwear or for a stay in hospital. Available in sizes small, medium large and x large in raspberry or blue.

SALE PRICE:  £30.00 inc. VAT

Men’s Trousers with Side Zips4

Practical men’s trousers with two easy side zip openings.  Opens on both sides to ease getting on and off.  Available in selected sizes in black or navy and in 3 leg lengths.

SALE PRICE:  £30.00 ex VAT

5Men’s Brushed Cotton Pyjamas  

Brushed 100% cotton men’s pyjamas with long legs and long sleeves.  Available in small or XX Large only in blue.

SALE PRICE:  £18.00 inc. VAT

Please see our website for all our clearance sale items and don’t forget that we offer free postage on all orders over £100.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team





NEW Winter Clothing Products Available!

It’s a New Year and we wanted to let you know about some NEW winter clothing products that we have available for you this January. Lovely and warm NEW men’s pyjamas, or a nice cosy new warm ladies bed jacket – sound good? We have got you covered. Also check out our range of thermal winter socks as well as other types of socks that you can wear either in or out of bed.

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NEW fleecy warm luxury button up bed jacket with 3/4 sleeves and collar. 4 buttons down the front and stitch detail to collar and cuffs.  Choice of 4 colours (raspberry, navy, heather and light blue) in sizes Small – X Large.

Price: £20.00

wr6826-350-x-500Walker Reid Men’s Pure Cotton Flannel Pyjamas

NEW luxury men’s long sleeve 100% brushed pure cotton flannel pyjamas.  Button through tailored pyjama with open cuff with single chest pocket and long trouser.  Available in blue check in sizes Medium – XXXL.
Price: £24.00

Non Slip Sole Bed Socksbs143bl-350-x-500

Bootee type thick knitted slipper bed socks with a non-slip sole to stop you having an unnecessary fall.   Flower motif in either pink or blue.

Price: £5.50

luxury-stripe-chenille-leisure-sock-blue-350-x-500Luxury Striped Chenille Socks

Luxury soft chenille socks to help keep your feet nice and warm this winter.   These socks are perfect for keeping your feet warm and toasty and are a great alternative to chunky slippers.  Choice of blue striped or red striped.

Price: £6.00

Luxury Striped Micro fibre Sockstriped-microfibre-leisure-sock-350-x-500

2 pairs of luxury striped soft micro fibre socks in choice of colours (pink and cream or blue and grey).  One size 4- 7.

Price: £6.00 for 2 pairs

thermals-350-x-500We also have some ladies and men’s thermal socks available in 3 pair packs to keep your feet warm this winter!  Ladies style available in pastel colours in size 4 – 7 and men’s in black in sizes 6 – 11.   Price £12.00 for pack of 3 pairs.

Please see our website for our full range of winter clothing and our many other styles and products available.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team


P.S.   The weather forecast looks very cold so if you feel the cold; it might be worth considering buying some of our ladies thermal underwear – do take a look and make sure you wrap up warm!

Merry Christmas from Adaptawear!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the whole team at Adaptawear and we would christmas-card-clothinglike to take this opportunity to say that we are extremely grateful for your custom over the past year.

Please note our office and customer service/order telephone lines will be open as normal under 5pm Friday 23rd December and will then be closed until 8.30am Tuesday 3rd January 2017.   However if your call is urgent please leave a message and we will be monitoring calls during this time and will get back to you.

Customers can continue to order online as normal.  Please note that any orders received after Friday 23rd December will be dispatched on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team



Christmas Gifts: Don’t Miss Out and Order In Time for Christmas!

1Christmas is only a week away and everybody is gearing up for the festive season.  We also want to make sure that you are aware of our last order dates for guaranteed Christmas delivery.   The good news is that there is still time to buy that perfect Christmas gift through our Christmas Gift Shop either online or via the phone.

Our last UK pre-Christmas order date is noon, Wednesday 21st December for 1st Class Royal Mail delivery and Thursday 22nd December for courier delivery.

Please note that any orders received after Friday 23rd December will be dispatched on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Still looking for the perfect gift for a loved one or friend? Have a look at our Christmas Gift Shop packed with ideas for you – gifts for her, gifts for him and stocking fillers from as little as £5.50!

Top gifts ideas include:

giftWe also offer a gift wrapping service were we can wrap your goods and add a handwritten message and post directly to your loved one to save you time and money.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team


P.S.  We have extended our usual 14 days returns period for Christmas gifts purchased up to 23rd December.  You can now return goods for an exchange or refund up to 31st January 2017.  Please mark “Christmas Gift” on the returns form.

Christmas Gift Shop Now Open!

With only six weeks to Christmas; the year has certainly flown by! We have created a special 11Christmas Gift area on our clothing website and we wanted to share it with you to help you when shopping for your loved ones this Christmas.

We have some great clothing gifts ideas for Men and Women plus the all-important Stocking Fillers!  With prices starting from as little as £5.50 let us take away the stress of shopping this Christmas.

Check out some of the top gift ideas we have below:

Xmas Gifts for Her

12Lambswool Bed Bootees

Soft jersey cotton bed bootees lined with lambswool to keep the coldest feet warm and comfortable all night long.

Available in sizes 5/6 and 7/8.

Price: £25.00

13Ladies Winter Thermal Socks

Ladies warm winter thermal socks.

3 pair pack – assorted colours in size 4 – 7.

Price: £12.00

14Fleecy Wrap

Comfy fleecy wrap with two handy pockets ideal for wearing anytime.

Choice of 4 colours.

Price: £18.00

Xmas Gifts for Him

15Men’s Magnetic Shirt

Adaptawear’s magnetic shirt incorporates special hidden magnets along front panel that fasten effortlessly and removes the need to struggle with buttons.

Price: £34.99 ex VAT

16Walker Reid Men’s Cotton Nightshirt

Long sleeved 100% cotton button through nightshirt.

Blue checked in sizes Medium – XXX Large.

Price: £18.00

Stocking Fillers

17Elastic Shoelaces

Turns a lace-up shoe into a slip-on shoe.

Two pair pack – 24” long.

Price: £5.99

18Clip on Tie

This clip on tie is perfect for those who struggle tying their tie themselves. Look your best and save time and energy with our clip on tie. Available in 4 colours.

Price: £10.00


Please visit our website for the full Christmas Gift range and for our Clearance Sales. We also offer a gift wrapping service were we can wrap your goods and add a handwritten message and post directly to your loved one to save you time and money.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team


P.S.  We have extended our usual 14 days returns period for Christmas gifts purchased up to 23rd December.  You can now return goods for an exchange or refund up to 31st January 2017.  Please mark “Christmas Gift” on the returns form.

Visit Adaptawear at The OT Show Next Week!

otshowAdaptawear are pleased to be exhibiting again at The OT Show which is taking place next week on Wednesday and Thursday 23rd and 24th November at the NEC Birmingham.

Do come and visit our stand at B64A to see our fantastic range of adapted clothing products suitable for independent and assisted dressing. Our clothes are focused on helping both independent and assisted dressing, supporting both the wearer and carer. Our staff have an extensive knowledge on the adaptive clothing industry and will be answering any questions you may have.

The Occupational Therapy Show – the UK’s largest dedicated CPD education and trade event welcomes thousands of OTs from all over the country, and from a wide range of specialist areas, to educate, inspire, and raise the profile for such an important allied healthcare profession.

The conference programme stretches across four separate streams, covering clinical areas including:

  • Physical
  • Mental health
  • Children and families
  • Innovation in practice and shaping the future
  • Research in practice


  • Wednesday 23rd November 2016: Doors open 09:00– 17:30
  • Thursday 24th November 2016: Doors open 09:00 – 16.30

For our listing information, please visit www.theotshow.com  #theotshow

We hope to get to meet some of our Adaptawear customers and OT’s too!  So if you can please do come down and see us.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Kind regards

Adaptawear Team