Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wheelchair Fashion 101 - How I Wear Short Dresses/Skirts

Hello Lovers!!!
Do you notice any CHANGE around here?
NO/YES??
Well, I got a new Blog Header!!! Look above this post, the heading of the blog is new and I'm in Love with it!

Alright, Moving on... Lol..

It's another "Fashion Post" today.

I stated in this post that I would do these from time to time on the blog, so here we go.

Today I want to show you all how I wear short dresses and skirts while sitting on a wheelchair.

You see, sitting down and wearing short dresses when you don't have super skinny legs, or complete control of your legs requires some form of skills. Lol... Seriously, it does.

Personally, I don't like showing too much skin (anymore...since I'm grown..*coughs*), so tights are my Go-To for whenever I'm wearing short dresses.

Here's a collage of some of my pictures over the years on how I've worn short dresses/skirt.


- The lone picture on the left is from my birthday last year. I went to dinner and a movie with the BF. At the theater, I transferred unto the chair in the theater because watching movie is just better on the seats designed for movie watching. Lol... Besides, I enjoy sitting on surfaces aside from the wheelchair..:-)

I also have a "cross legging" thing I do when I'm wearing short dresses. If I don't have to push the chair, that is -when I'm just sitting - I tend to cross my legs, By lifting them with my hands and placing them over each other.

I don't keep my legs crossed for long because of blood circulation and because I don't want pressure sores, so I tend to uncross them, and then cross them back.
BTW, This really confuses people, because they are like "OMG, You just crossed your legs, you can move them, you should stand up and walk".
Then I just smile and say "I did it so quickly with my hands that you didn't even notice". Lol... But, Soon, I shall be able to cross them on my own, without using my hands.
Oh Yes sugars, I'm keeping the faith alive.
Anyhoo...
I wore a sheer solid black tights/panty hose with my dress.
Shoes: My favorite red shoes - From ROSS ($12.99)
Dress: Also from ROSS ($11.99)
Belt: You guessed it... ROSS -($4.99)
Necklace and earrings are just ones I have at home.


- The picture on the upper right hand is from a friends bday party in May this year.
I wore a patterned panty hose with this one.
Skirt: Fave Red Skirt from Dillards - Lots of discounts and the total was $7.99
Shirt: I can't remember where I got it from.. :-(
Also, when I'm wearing short dresses/skirts, I tend to strategically place my hands in between my legs.

- The Picture on the lower right hand is from my Graduation Ceremony (Yeppers, I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing AFTER the car accident. It's true that we are the only ones that can STOP ourselves. Never give up my sweets.. keep pushing)...

But Anyhoos, For my graduation, I wore a lace panty hose because I was extra happy. LOL..
Dress: From ROSS (do you get it yet? I LOVE ROSS)!!! ($14.99)
Shoes: Ughhh... I think.. Shoe Dept...$19.99

In case you haven't noticed, I wear flat shoes because they're comfortable with the wheelchair's footplate. So I'm always on the lookout for cute flat shoes.

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So, if there are any of you out there on a wheelchair, and you feel as though short dresses/skirts are out of the question when it comes to "fashion", please know that, that is not true. Panty Hose are a good way to keep your legs covered while sitting and it helps you remain chic at the same time. Win win eh?

I'm not an expert, but this is what has worked for me, and I hope it'll work for someone out there.
Note: When you buy a panty hose, you might want to get a size bigger than your regular size so that it's easy for you to wear it, and doesn't suffocate your legs.
Elastic panty hose tend to stretch and this shouldn't be a big concern, but I'm a "Circulation First" kind of person, so I wanted to point that out.

Anyhoo, That's it for now darlings.
Till later, God Bless.

Feel free to ask me WHATSOEVER kind of questions you have. I'll try my best to answer. BUT, you must remember to subscribe to this post so that you'll see my response when I reply you. 

IF Your question is extra personal, and you would rather email me, My e-mail address is Lizzy@theDIYLady.com

47 comments :

  1. I think you're an excellent person. Really. This words are from my heart, and your strenght, help me to keeping on, EVERYDAY.
    I love your new header :) I don't like show my legs too :)

    xXx

    My blog -> Marie loves heels

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    1. Thank you so much Marie. Your words are kind. I thank God for making me an inspiration. :-)

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  2. you're so beautiful, i love these style posts. Your hair looks particularly amazing in the first photo!

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  3. Beautiful as always. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks Friend. You're lovely yourself.

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    1. As are you. Thanks for your comment.

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    1. That's lovely. I pray more strength for you.

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  6. You are so beautiful and fashionable!! Thanks for sharing :D

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    1. Thanks and I'm glad to share. I just hope it helps someone out there. :-)

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  7. Great post! So nice to see how positive you are!

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    1. It's not my doing. God has been a big part of this journey. And I'm thankful for amazing people around me. Everyday gets better. :-)
      Thanks dear.

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  8. You look gooooorgeous!! Such a beautiful lady you are! xxxxxxxx

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  9. You are amazing and this is so inspiring! You and your outfits are gorgeous!

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  10. I LOVE those lace hose! Do you remember where you got them?

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    1. I believe I got it from JC Penny. Yep... JC Penny.

      I LOVE them too... I hope you find them in store. :-)

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  11. You look beautiful! I love all, but I especially love the upper right. I always buy tights a size up too! Its just more comfotable that way!

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    1. Ha, Feels good to hear someone else does it too. I often times buy exactly my size though.

      Thanks for your comment love.

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  12. You are BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for sharing, You are truly inspirational <3

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  13. You are so gorgeous and you dress very chic! Love it!

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    1. You're so kind. I try to be Chic... Lol..

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  14. You look amazing in those photos! And you are also very inspiring too! Keep the faith alive! I do believe that someday you will be able to stand up ad walk again :)

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    1. I thank God for making me an inspiration. I'm definitely keeping the faith alive. I SAY A BIG AMEN TO YOUR PRAYER!! I can't wait for that day. :-) You'll surely hear about it Louanne.

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  15. You look fantastic, and what a great an encouraging post this is. ♥

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  16. You are so stylish! I love how much red and black you wear. Those red slingbacks are SOOO CUUTE!!
    And, awesome new header! It looks great. :) :)

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    1. I just realized it.. I do wear black and red quite often.. and PURPLE of course. Lol... Hmm...

      Thanks by the way. Glad you love the header. I'm still so excited about it. :-)

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  17. You look beautiful. I love your style. Love the red shoes!

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  18. love your header! Great outfits! All so fierce!

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  19. i lovve ur new header supercute!! plus i noticed you bought a domain too ;) yay!! i need to do that soon im being lazy :/ i love all your outfits liz:) looking fab as always :D and mehnn i need to go to ROSS and Burlington sighh i need new clothes o!

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  20. I love all the looks! You are truly Inspiring, I've been going through your blog all morning!!!

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