By Joan Smith-Samios
Purchasing clothing for the older person can be extremely difficult. A lot of older people cannot purchase the clothes for themselves because they are not mobile enough yet they still want a particular style or type of clothing. It can also be difficult to know what to purchase them in regards to fabric, styles and sizes. I've written the following article to help you know what to consider when purchasing clothing for the older person online or on the high street.
The first thing to consider is that the garment must be comfortable. Older people will spend long amounts of time sitting in the fabric as they are no longer extremely active. The garments must not be tight or uncomfortable. Often older woman will prefer to wear skirts as they are of a generation which are not particularly used to wearing trousers. This will also be comfier and more practical, the clothing must also be easy to put on in the morning so a simple front button dress for a woman would be idea. Don't forget that they can easily layer their clothing if they feel cold.
I would recommend not worrying about accessories such as belts; belts can be a little difficult especially if someone has arthritis. Buttons on garments should be fairly large so that they can manage to dress themselves; if the buttons are small it can become difficult. This also applies to zips and pockets.
By no means are old people invalids but we should enable life to be as easy as possible for them. It can be very stressful and depressing if someone has to do everything for you. By purchasing clothing that makes it as simple as possible to dress themselves you allow them to do something for themselves. I hope the above article has helped make you consider and be aware of possibilities with clothing for elderly people.
Joan Smith purchased from Chums
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