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For wheelchair users, it might seem like a tricky task finding the right clothes to wear but there is a fine line between wearing something comfortable and laid back to wearing something that looks relatively smart.

It is common for wheelchair users to find that certain standard clothes offer very little in the way of practicality and comfort when worn for long periods of time. When you consider that most clothes are made to wear standing up, it is easy to see why it can be tricky to find the right clothing if you are a wheelchair user.

There are going to be times where you require clothing that offers complete comfort and convenience. This can often come in the shape of a tracksuit or jogging bottoms and a hoody. However, remember that being sat down in a chair will mean that the trousers will rise up so it could be worth investing in a slightly longer pair. However, everyone is different and what is comfortable to one person might not be comfortable to someone else but jogging bottoms often work well. There are many sport shops that can provide a wide range of jogging bottoms so it could be worth heading out to try the different types plus they are affordable which is always a bonus.

If you work in an office environment then you will want to fit in and present yourself properly so you want to dress strong and smart and so, the attire you choose is important.  When looking for trouser, you will often find that opting for a trouser that doesn’t wrinkle will work while cotton will be a more preferable choice than other kinds of clothing. Jeans can be slightly trickier because of the cut so this is a case of finding something that works for your body shape and importantly you need to make sure that the seams are in the right place so you do not get pressure sores. Of course, if you want to look good, you could have them tailor made but any kind of well-known suit shop or menswear shop will help you to find something that is right for you.

From a fashion perspective, you can keep up with the best of them because it is possible to still carry a great look. T-shirts and shirts can be purchased from any other kind of store, so whether you like your designer brands such as Ralph Lauren or something more high street such as a H&M then you will have a really great pick of clothes. Again, you just have to be mindful of how certain items fit when you are in the chair and so, think of how the clothes fall when you are in your wheelchair. This will ensure that you look your absolute best.

Every outfit needs great footwear but again, this does depend on what you are doing. If you are in the house then something that provides comfort and easy wearing will do the trick but if you are wearing a suit or following a fashion trend then you can have a good pick of shoes. Of course, you will need comfort to prevent blood flow problems to the foot but a good pair of trainers or a smart pair of shoes will work wonders. Again, for your trainers, you can opt to head to a sport shop to pick them up or you can purchase them online if you know what you are looking for.

Wheelchair gloves can complement any outfit and the great thing about these is that they come in a range of styles and colours. Dressing smart then opt for a smart black leather pair but if you are trying to pull of the casual look then you can purchase them in a wide range of colours.

Being in a wheelchair does not have to mean that you have to forfeit the way in which you look and dress. There are options available that almost match that of able-bodied people, so go on, get the look you want.