Magnetic Adaptive Clothing – What You Need To Know

magnetic adaptive clothing

Magnetic adaptive clothing replaces buttons and zippers and may add special openings making getting into and out of clothing easier for those with any kind of physical impediment, such as arthritis, a recent surgery or from some other disability.

After my surgery for endometriosis, I wore skirts and billowy dresses most of the time. Pants were not possible given the location of the wounds. I had purchased a few very flowy nightgowns also prior to surgery because I knew I wanted a lot of space between clothing and the wound site where possible. I used resale shops to find what I needed. As I was looking into the best options for my situation, I came across magnetic adaptive clothing and wanted to share it in case it was helpful to anyone.

While my dexterity after surgery was unharmed, I think of those who have disabilities that prevent them to easily getting into and out of clothing and how challenging that must be over time. Sometimes, simple solutions can really help save time, pain and frustration such as with magnetic adaptive clothing.

Why Magnetic Adaptive Clothing is a Great Idea and Very Helpful

What is adaptive sensory clothing?

Adaptive sensory clothing are suited to anyone who has issues with “normal” clothing, due to the physical inability to get into and out of buttons and zippers or due to needing special fabric, clothing without tags, or some other specific adaptation from the mainstream options.

Magnetic adaptive clothing superficially uses magnets to bind cloth together rather than buttons or zippers making getting into and out of one’s outfit easier.

Who wears adaptive clothing?

Many people are turning to adaptive clothing who may have the following conditions:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Autism or autism spectrum disorder
  • Recovering from surgery
  • Natural ageing
  • Dementia
  • Needing a caregiver for help with getting dressed
  • Other pains, disability or physical impediments inhibiting fine motor movement

Can normal people wear adaptive clothing?

Anyone can wear adaptive clothing. While young children learn fine motor skills through the practice of buttoning shirts, tying shoes and zipping up pants, others who want another options may find adaptive clothing with magnetic snaps appealing.

The Magnetic Snap Buttons are Very Helpful With Physical Impediments

With so many people suffering from these types of health issues, are there enough types of adaptive clothing to suit everyone’s needs? I think there are a lot of options out there to consider.

What are examples of adaptive clothing?

There are many examples of adaptive clothing. Adaptive clothing can include magnetic shirts for elderly persons, a magnetic closure jacket, mens magnetic button shirts and any things to wear that include magnetic closures for clothing.

Women can find special adaptive pants, dresses, pajamas, shorts, and tops fairly easily as well.

But that’s not all. Some persons have very sensitive skin any may be bothered by the feeling of certain fabrics or tabs. Sensitive people including those with autism spectrum disorder may need to wear certain types of fabric and/or use magnetic snap buttons to feel more comfortable. Everybody is different and what works for one person may not work the same for another.

Where to Find Magnetic Adaptive Clothing

If you want to find adaptive clothing for yourself or a loved one, there are many options thanks in part of MagnaReady.

MagnaReady, broke the barrier on adaptive clothing several years ago. MangaReady is an adaptive clothing company whose founder, Maura Horton, found a way to help her husband after he developed Parkinson’s disease. Horton patented her idea to sew magnets inside her husband’s clothing and soon the technology was picked up clothing companies such as Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. You can read MagnaReady reviews for how this adaptive clothing has changed people’s lives for the better.

Fortunately, the magnetic snap clothing has become widely available and can easily be found online.

Here is a woman’s magnetic adaptive shirt that includes adaptations in the shoulder, chest and abdomen areas. (Click on the image for the link).

magnetic adaptive clothing, women's shirt

The neat thing about a shirt like this is that it includes several adaptations depending upon what you need.

If you are looking for additional post-surgery support that help speed one’s recovery along, check out these posts: The 8 Best Post Surgery Gift Ideas for Her and The Best Calming Heat Neck Wrap for Quick Pain Relief.


I hope you found this post helpful and can keep it in mind if now or in the future you or someone you love has a need for magnetic adaptive clothing!

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