Children with scoliosis often face difficult social situations while in school. So it’s only natural that they will become more anxious as they reach their teenage years. It can be especially hard for girls, as they start to experiment with clothing styles and try to define themselves within their social group based on what they wear.
Bulow Orthotic & Prosthetic Solutions is her to help! Here are 5 tips on how to dress your best when you have scoliosis:
At first, it may seem like high heels are out of the question when it comes to scoliosis, but this is not the case! Wedge heels are more manageable than other styles, as they place less stress on the spine.
For many girls living with scoliosis, jeans tend to be uncomfortable, especially when their curve hangs out the top. High-waist jeans will not only hide it, they can also compliment your posture! They are also more comfortable for those recovering from spinal surgery.
A variation of leggings, treggings are thicker and have a more pants-like cut (think “trouser” + “legging”). The good news is that they are more forgiving than most jeans when it comes to curvature. They go perfect with an oversized top, allowing you to cover up a brace if you wear one.
We would recommend the style known as a “swing dress.” They don’t cling to your sides like other styles do, which allows you to cover both your curvature and brace. Otherwise, look for dresses with embellishments that draw the focus away from the torso. Those that use thick material and have a more structured cut are also good.
Try wearing what is known as a “peplum top.” These blouses have a short, gathered, slightly flared strip of fabric attached to the waist. Depending on where your curvature starts, the peplum could give you an illusion of having a waist.
Keep these tips in mind the next time you go clothes shopping. Remember, the most important thing is that you’re comfortable—both physically and emotionally—with what you’re wearing. There will be days where nothing seems to sit right on you, but if you keep a positive attitude, you’ll find your confidence growing over time.