Tips to help you look fashionable in a wheelchair
Being on a wheelchair does not mean that you put comfort and ease over style. Everyone likes to look well dressed and trendy, and wheelchair users are no exception. All you have to do is be aware of what suits you in terms of colour and ease of wear. And remember to plan in advance if you are going to be out for long hours.
Priya Bhargava, winner of the title Miss Wheelchair India 2015, has a busy schedule. She has some good tips to offer.
p>For wheelchair users, the area that is most visible is the torso and legs below the knee. So try and highlight it by wearing boots or designer ankle length footwear. If you are comfortable wearing short clothes, go for it. Wearing long and heavy attractive earrings will only enhance your glamour quotient. - Priya Bhargava, Miss Wheelchair India 2015
Bhargava also advises to keep it subtle and not highlight too many things at the same time. "If you are wearing statement jewellery, then keep rest everything simple. If you want to show off what you are wearing, then avoid statement jewellery. Remember to work on your make up as well".
So, here are some tips you should broadly follow:
- Avoid bulky fabric - Bulky fabrics make moving around on a wheelchair difficult. So, it is best to avoid oversized jackets, kurtas, dresses and tops. These clothes are definitely going to hang out from the wheelchair and make you look sloppy. Your clothes could also get tangled so wear clothes that fit you well, without being tight.
- Don't forget to accessorize - Add beautiful jewellery, shoes, make up and footwear to the ensemble to give you a distinctive look. Just like the clothes that you wear, your accessories tell more about your style.
- Pick up longer tops - Longer tops make you look thinner, while short clothes can make you look lumpy. Besides when you lean over, your body will not be exposed in a longer top.
- Being comfortable is what matters - Unless you can move around freely or carry it off, do not wear something just because it looks pretty on someone else. What another person wears and looks good on them might not suit you too well. For wheelchair users, comfort factor plays a big part.
Also, remember to dress according to body type. Remember it only takes some effort when you are starting out. Once you make it a habit, looking stylish need not be expensive or time consuming.
Watch in Sign Language
- One billion youth face risk of hearing loss, warns United Nations
February 18, 2019
- Naa Mein Naa Hai. Consent and Love. - Guest Column by Srinidhi Raghavan
February 18, 2019
- Understanding Rett Syndrome
February 17, 2019
Read more on Newz Hook
- Parasports February 18, 2019 Sports must be an integral part in lives of people with disabilities. Here is why.
- Events February 17, 2019 Skills Development Transition Program
- Events February 14, 2019 Be a Valentine - Celebrate Love
- Get-hooked February 16, 2019 Coming national election may be boycotted by Maharashtra's deaf community
- Get-hooked February 12, 2019 Children with autism showcase their talents at Kochi event
- Headlines February 16, 2019 Actor Irrfan Khan is awaiting medical reports to start working
- Headlines February 12, 2019 Priyanka Gandhi launches mega poll rally in U.P
- Events February 12, 2019 Empowering for Inclusion Summit 2019
- Get-hooked February 16, 2019 Trending stories on NewzHook this week!
- Get-hooked February 15, 2019 Some fun things to do in your city this weekend
Want to feature your inspiring story or share an event with the disabled community? Write to:
Get-hooked February 18, 2019
Newz Hook - Accessible News
Get-hooked February 7, 2019