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What to Wear When Your Arm is in a Cast or a Sling

What to Wear When Your Arm is in a Cast or a SlingIt is HARD to find something that is stylish and will work for you when you have your arm casted, braced, or in a sling. Limitations are everywhere when it comes to your wardrobe unless you have a personal assistant helping you dress, bathe, etc. Button-down jeans, attempting to put on a belt or even something that used to be so simple like tying your shoes is now giving you fits. But you still want to look good while you heal and let your personality shine when you are out and about right?  You could look to your caregiver for help or do it on your own. Here are some great fashion tips from our friend, Alison Gary, a fashion journalist and owner of the popular blog, Wardrobe Oxygen, that helped her get through her time of healing while staying stylish, comfortable and looking great!


Tops

To top things off, Alison wore shawls and pashminas, flowing garments that wouldn’t be too close to the skin or the cast, and give a feeling of freedom. She also recommends jackets in softer materials that can be taken off easily, just in case you start to feel uncomfortable.


Slouchy sweaters and tunics that are easy to get over the head, and tops with elbow-length sleeves that won’t stick to the cast are excellent options. For your first layer to give you hidden comfort underneath the stylish items, a ribbed tank will help to keep the top layers in place, and v-neck tees are a comfortable choice.

Wearing these free-flowing and soft tops can help with an overall feeling of attractiveness, which is so important while you’re wearing a cast and worrying about whether your movements look stiff or pained.

Bottoms

fashion-605508_1280What about bottoms? Getting bottoms in a larger size than you need could help make it easier for you to get dressed with one arm. Leggings can also give you a good solid bottom option to wear with your oversized tops and you won’t miss a step when it comes to style.

Dresses

Stretchy dresses may be the way to go, and you can wriggle your way into them without worrying about whether they can get over the cast. A stylish caftan that is big enough to slip on easily can also be an option to pair up with leggings or boots.

But the struggle continues. Now you have a few options for clothing choices that give you room to move your arms around and make it easier to get into tops, bottoms and dresses. What else can you do to try to get around the “snags” in looking good while your arm is in a cast? What do we do when the material of those clothing items we have rub against the cast or ride up while we’re wearing them?

Cast covers can help, and you can quickly identify which clothing materials work well with the comfortable and washable material used in cast covers arm covers. Armz! will help to protect your clothes from snags and you can pick a couple of colors to wear with outfits chosen to make feel free and attractive while you keep yourself comfortable and stylish!

Accessories

Accessories present a new and exciting challenge during the cast-wearing days, don’t they? You can’t get into those boots you loved to wear, and your favorite handbag is hard to swing down from your arm so you can rummage through it. What-to-Wear-When-Your-Arm-is-in-a-Cast-or-a-Sling-2
Flat shoes that you can slip into, and stretchy boots that you can pull on will make a big difference when you’re getting dressed and undressed. A cross-body purse is a practical alternative to the shoulder purse, and scarves are easier to put on than necklaces during this time. A wool cape or a down vest can be roomy options for the cold winter days or spring weather. The ultimate accessory is a cast cover that you can wear with any number of outfits and you can get them here at CastCoverz!

Looking your best while your arm is in a cast can help you to feel better and heal better, and you may want to consider some of the other things that can contribute to your recovery. If you’re thinking of things to do to keep you occupied while your social activities are limited, check out Fun Things to Do While Wearing a Cast. Or you can take a look at Cast Fashion and Lori’s List of Most Loved Products for more reading fun.

We’d love to hear what worked for you!  Please add your family-friendly comments, below!

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Gifts for Someone Wearing a Cast Over The Holidays

Having a family member or friend in a cast, boot, or brace during the holidays is never fun. Their injury is painful, inconvenient, and ugly! Here are a few gift ideas to brighten up their holiday season, and bring some relief to their injury. 

Heated Eye mask

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Getting a good night’s rest is very important for an injury! This eye mask will calm and upgrade their quality of sleep. 

Warming Backrest Massager

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Nothing more uncomfortable than sitting in bed all day! This warming backrest will massage their back and help their posture during bedrest.

Netflix gift card

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One thing we all know during bed rest is Netflix! Help them binge their favorite shows and movies with this gift card.

Bubble bath 

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Although you generally can’t get your casted injury wet, help them relax with a soothing bubble bath for the rest of their aching extremities!

Book club membership 

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No better time to start a book than when you’re stuck on bed rest! This book club membership will send them books based on suggestions they prefer. 

Barefoot Dreams blanket 

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Keep your friends and family cozy this winter in this blanket celebrities swear by.

Calm Membership

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Sleeping with an injury can be a struggle. Gift this for meditation or a better quality of sleep. 

UberEats gift card 

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Having to cook while injured can be a hassle. Sending an UberEats gift card to use when overwhelmed and hungry is a thoughtful gift.

As always, CastCoverz! is here to accomodate you or those you love during this stressful time and injury. We hope these gift ideas can inspire some gifts for someone you love who is injured during the holidays. Have a safe and memory filled holiday season!

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How to Dress Up Your Cast or Boot From Drab to Fab

We get it, casts can clash (and sometimes trash) your clothing. 

Owner and founder of CastCoverz! Annette de Lancey started creating cast covers over a decade ago to not only stop the snagging and the scratches but also give casts, braces, splints, crutches, and walking boots fashion, function, and FUN! 

One of our customers, YouTuber “Heart Style”, who creates fun fashion and unboxing YouTube videos, did an amazing job showing how you can dress up your cast to match your sense of style. Our 24 Karat Armz! is featured in her YouTube video (5:32) styled with a beautiful pink dress. Watch the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLc3DF6EKH4

Accidents happen to everyone, even the fashionistas out there. 

We want you to feel better, so you heal better, and look good while you’re doing it!

Here are some fun ways to dress up your cast with CastCoverz!™ and go from drab to fab!

Going to a summer barbecue, but fractured your hand? Dress up your cast in this pink dress and Armz! In Tie Dye Pink Purple (Also available in Legz! And Bootz!)

 

 

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You can wear Slingz! In Africa (Also available in Armz!, Legz!, Standard Print Crutchwear, and Bootz!)with this classic black cowl neck for a casual date night!

 

 

 

 

 

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This fabulous jumpsuit and Legz! In Festive Green (Also available in Armz!) would be perfect for a work event!

 

 

 

 

 

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Wear this cute white bubble sleeve top and Armz! in Neon Tracks (Also available in Legz! and Bootz!) with a pair of jeans to brunch with the girls!

 

 

 

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Wear this Mittz! in Camo Green Dark to match this sophisticated polo and keep your fingers warm and cast dry!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the athletes! Wear this Bootz! in Navy (Also available in Armz! and Legz!) with a casual athleisure outfit so your injury doesn’t stick out.

 

 

 

Made-in-the-USA, CastCoverz! is the #1 trusted brand and leading global manufacturer, e-tailer, and innovator of essential orthopedic soft goods (brace, splint, boot, and cast covers), orthopedic accessories (CrutchWear®, EvenUp, waterproof products), and patient-requested orthopedic gear for arms and legs

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Doing Household Chores with an Injury

One of the biggest adjustments with an injury is learning to accept your limitations. Typically, we recommend your only job while recovering is to rest and heal, which means letting others do chores and/or hiring people. But, we recognize that isn’t always realistic.

More importantly, part of healing and recovering is getting back to some normalcy. What better way than to get back to doing some chores! Completing everyday tasks with an injury takes a little creativity, a lot of asking for help, and some thought of how to do it, first, without injuring yourself further.

Read through all the tips and find the ones that apply to your condition. Because cooking is a task unto itself, please read our separate “Cooking While Injured” post.  Read on cleaning diva…Hint: our most important tip is the last one and applies to everyone. Continue reading