When I learned about Chairmelotte, I was thrilled. Christa and her team prioritize quality fabrics and expert design to create looks that are fashionable, and make the process of getting dressed far less cumbersome. Sometimes people ask me about the difference in getting dressed with a seated body type. Well, your seated, and although many people can get dressed in their wheelchairs by pulling their clothing on or putting it on over their heads, depending on their range of motion. Others transfer to a bench to get dressed, so having side zippers and two piece dresses make that dressing easier and faster.
Over the years I've had more than one person tell me that if they are having painful flares getting dressed can take up to an hour. Think about it, something that literally takes us seconds to do can take an entire hour. It's also important to know that everyone in a wheelchair does not have a spinal cord injury. Some people may be able to stand or ambulate short distances on their own or with the use of a cane. Fashion customers with seated body types are as diverse as all other fashion customers.