Lifestyle October 24, 2019
Long dresses for women – Stylish & easy to move around in for people with mobility impairments
One women’s fashion trend that’s really endured down the years are dresses. Formal or casual occasions, the dress makes for a perfect look. You can go for the short above the knee length if you like or the long flowy ones if that works better for you.
Today we are featuring long dresses which are in trend in a big way especially for women in wheelchairs or with mobility challenges.
Bhavna Sharma, Inclusion Strategist with NewzHook loves to wear dresses with no zips or hooks. Bhavna is wearing a bright pink dress with long sleeves and a V neck.
“I choose long dresses with no zips or hooks because they are easy to wear. I don’t have to wear anything below like a churidar and can walk around in them easily with my stick. When I wear a churidar or salwar, the stick gets caught in the folds sometimes. It is also easy for me to wear my shoes and take them off and going to the washroom in a dress, especially while traveling is so convenient”.
All good reasons to invest in a dress we think, so here are some patterns all less than ₹ 1,500.
Trendy Fab Women’s Rayon Long Maxi Dress
This full dress in a rich shade of red with multicoloured patterns looks really striking. If you are looking for something a little festive, do check this out!
The dress is full length in a beautiful shade of deep wine red. There are crescent shaped patterns all over filled with muted colours of green and red. This is an ethnic looking pattern. The sleeves are three quarters and end at the elbows.
Printed Balloon Maxi Dress
This egg yolk yellow dress with patterns of green and red running all over looks really striking. The sleeves are three quarter and the hem of the dress has a really unique cut.
The colour is a lovely shade of bright yellow with a red piping around the collar. There are small black and green designs all over the dress with a broad border on the hem with larger patterns in black, green and red. The base of the dress is not straight or very flowly but has a nice comfortable cut which makes walking really easy.
Available at Ajio
Indigo Geometric Print Maxi Dress
The dress is full length and has geometric patterns in shades of blue with a little black thrown in.
The dress is full length with sleeves right up till the wrists that taper down towards the wrist giving an overall sleek fitted look. The patterns are a mix of dark and light blue with black and white mixed in as well, making it look rather striking. The neck is collared with a front row of buttons and the partial slit in front makes it comfortable to walk around in.
Available at Global Desi
AKS Pink and White Printed Maxi Dress
This vivid pink and white maxi dress has a really striking back with a thread tie and ruffles hanging down. This one is pure fun and frothy!
The dress is bright and vivid with a bright strawberry pink and white combination. The sleeves are short and the neck is round. There’s a zip closure that can’t be seen and the hem is flared. The patterns are big circles and triangles.
Available at Myntra
Reshma Vasudev Vichare, a tutor in Thane, Maharashtra loves to wear gowns especially for parties. Reshma is wearing a printed dark blue sleeveless dress in this picture.
“They are so comfortable and my calipers don’t get stuck so no awkward moments! They feel great to wear and I look great in them”.
Check out these deals if you are in the mood to spice up your wardrobe.
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- Round necked kurtas for women for that elegant, festive look
- Blue jeggings for women with elasticised waistbands – Easy to wear for wheelchair users
- Garba get-ups for girls & women, in soft, sensory-friendly fabrics
- Disabled-friendly dhoti/pant sarees – Traditional wear with a modern twist
- Beautiful, printed scarves that make a style statement
- Palazzos for office wear – Comfortable, formal & easy to wear!
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