Perhaps the greatest concern for newly diagnosed scoliosis patients is the fear they won’t be able to wear the same stylish clothing as their peers. On the contrary, finding trendy pieces can be easy and fun. Luckily, Fall and Winter fashion trends are especially conducive to concealing a brace. Here’s a look at some ways you can continue to show off your unique style this season.
Who doesn’t love a cozy flannel in the fall and winter? These Oversized Hooded Flannel Shirts from American Eagle are a perfect way to stay on-trend and cover your brace. These come in five different patterns and colors. They can be worn buttoned or open over a tee with your favorite skirt, jeans, or joggers.
PacSun’s version of the hooded flannel shirt is perfect for guys who are looking for fashionable shirts to cover a brace. They offer two great neutrals – brown plaid and grey plaid – that will pair with any jeans or joggers.
For a tween girl, this pink plaid “shacket” from Old Navy would look great with a tunic tee and leggings. It would be sure to cover her brace and keep her completely on trend for the fall and winter seasons.
Baby Doll Dresses
Flowy dresses are guaranteed to cover your brace while still allowing you to stay up on the latest trends. Altar’d State has some really cute options in solid bold colors and pretty feminine prints. This Wildflower Dreams Dress would look fabulous with a pair of cowboy boots.
Younger girls can get in on the floral print trend by choosing this Floral dress from Old Navy. The cotton-rayon blend fabric would be super comfortable over a brace. It comes in both a cream and a black print.
Drawstring or elastic waistbands are the easiest and most comfortable pants to pull on over your brace. Most retailers are offering joggers this fall, including American Eagle, whose Fleece Slim Boyfriend Jogger comes in gray, black, red, green, or blue and sizes ranging from XXS to XXL.
American Eagle also offers some great sweatpant/jogger options for guys. The AE Active 24/7 Joggers come in 12 colors and have over 75 Five-Star reviews. They are made of a super-stretchy fabric that wicks away moisture to keep you cool.
Slouchy Sweaters and Sweatshirts
A slouchy sweater looks great with jeans or leggings and the style is forgiving enough to wear with a brace. This Drop Shoulder Half Button Sweater from Shein comes in six different colors including this beautiful burgundy shade which is perfect for fall.
Abercrombie’s Oversized Popover Hoodie for Men is sure to offer plenty of room for guys to keep their brace concealed. This basic solid hoodie comes in 15 colors including some great fall shades like mustard yellow and sage green.
This Camo Fleece Hoodie from Dick’s Sporting Goods is a great option for tween girls. The curved hem falls low enough to cover the brace and the fun stripe detail on the arms gives this sweatshirt a unique twist.
High Waist Jeans
High-waisted 90s-inspired jeans continue to be in style this season. The high-waist is easy to wear with a brace. You can either find a pair with a wider waist that fits over your brace or choose a fitted pair to wear under the brace (you may want to cut the belt loops off if you plan to wear the jeans under the brace). This distressed pair from Forever 21 would look great with a plaid flannel and t-shirt.
For tweens, these jeans from Abercrombie Kids have a high waist and a super-fashionable wide leg. They come in a medium wash and a ripped light wash.
Leggings work great with braces too. There are lots of options out there.
The cooler temperatures brought by the fall and winter seasons make finding fashionable clothing to wear with a scoliosis brace much easier than any other season. Patients can rest easy knowing there are plenty of options at their favorite retailers. Have fun shopping and enjoy choosing pieces that show off your unique style just as you always have while still keeping up with optimal brace wear time. Happy Fall!