10 Adaptive, Sensory Kids Clothing Brands That Don’t Sacrifice Style

Virtually every parent on the planet has struggled with dressing their children at some point. Whether it’s complaints about “too tight” shoes or shirts with itchy tags and bunching socks, it has to happen at some point. However, for children with diagnoses like autism, sensory processing disorder, or other special needs, solutions are non-negotiable.

Fortunately, adaptive clothing for children is a growing market. With features like flat seams, compression, and soft, breathable materials, there are now tons of inclusive wardrobe options. We’ve rounded up some of the best kids’ clothing brands that offer sensory and adaptive styles kids will enjoy wearing, ones that don’t trade practicality for style.

From shirts and dresses to shoes and even face masks, check out the kids’ adaptive clothing we’re loving right now.


Primary

Primary

We love for a long time Primary for their simple mix-and-match clothes that make it easy to dress kids (and even dress themselves. 🙌. ) But what’s more, their bold and colorful pieces are also made from soft and comfortable fabrics with flat seams and no itchy tags.

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Appaman

Appaman

Appaman has always offered funky and super cool styles for kids and we couldn’t be happier to see that they’ve branched out into adaptive options. Developed in partnership with Gamut Management x Runway of Dreams, they’ve created a unique capsule collection with easy-to-dress features, including VELCRO® closures and internal pull loops that keep kids cool no matter what. needs.

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Target

Adaptive Cat & Jack Target

As if we needed another reason to love Target, the continued expansion of their Adaptive Cat & Jack the line would. Since launching in 2017, the affordable, easy-to-access line has grown to include wheelchair-friendly options and garments that provide abdominal access among the sensory, tag-free, flat-seam pieces they’ve always offered. . The line also comes with a one-year warranty (with receipt), so go ahead and return those holey leggings!

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Kozie Clothing

Kozie Clothing

For children who benefit from the soothing effects of compression, Kozie Clothing has all the wardrobe basics they need. Launched in 2013 by a pediatric occupational therapist with certification in Sensory Integration, their therapy pieces are made with four-way stretch to deliver gentle, deep pressure that can help relieve anxiety or counteract responses related to ADHD, autism or SPD.

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Independence Day Clothing

Independence Day Clothing

Launched in 2015 by a mother who wanted to help her autistic son dress himself, Independence Day Clothing helps kids with special needs feel confident and stylish without frustration. Everything in the line is soft and sensory, with no buttons, zippers, collars or tags, and best of all? Everything can be worn upside down and upside down.

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Kohls

Kohl’s adaptive line

Kohls sets a new standard for what it means to be inclusive. Recently they expanded three in-house lines (Jumping Beans, Urban Pipeline and SO) to include all sorts of features such as two-way zippers, wider collars and hems and even diaper-friendly pieces in larger sizes. . But what we love most is that kids with special needs don’t have to choose between clothes that work and clothes they want. the Jumping Beans features a Disney collaboration they’ll love. A Buzz Lightyear t-shirt? To verify. Minnie Mouse dress? No problem!

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NonNetz

NonNetz

Whether it’s bunching up or having sand in the wrong places, swimsuits are uncomfortable by design. Fortunately, NonNetz has this problem solved. Instead of the typical mesh, their anti-chafing swim shorts feature a super soft lining that runs down the thigh. And, to ensure there are no pain points, each design is tested by texture-sensitive children. Tagless, with a lined waistband and lightweight, water-resistant fabrics, summer is fun again.

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Plaque

Flat shoes

As a design-driven brand, Flat shoes have always been a top choice for developing feet. But with the addition of their adaptive line, they even work for toddlers with ankle-foot orthotics, high insteps, or other mobility support needs. Not only are they comfortable and super easy to put on thanks to the tabs at the back, a wide opening and extra ankle support, but they also come in the most fun and stylish colors with interchangeable tabs for customization.

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SmartKnit

SmartKnit

For children with SPD, sock seams can be a no-no. SmartKnit’s smart design is truly seamless, with no seams inside or out. They are also made without a defined heel, which makes them easy to put on without assistance.

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  • Their 3 packs which are available in ankle, crew-neck and knee-high styles.
  • Their seamless underwear for boys and girls that are free of seams and elastics but do not bunch or constrict.

Rafi Nova

Rafi Nova

For kids who have trouble wearing a mask, Rafi Nova has the mask you’re looking for. Their sensory mask which was developed in collaboration with EasterSeals SoCal features minimal seams and structure to keep it away from the mouth, as well as comfortable straps and a mulberry silk interior for maximum softness.

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  • The mask which is available in sizes for little kids, big kids, and even adults.

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Michael O. Stutler