Hi, I’m Lainie

If you just stumbled here (literally for some) you are definitely in the right place.

I am soooo happy you found this site and can’t wait to meet you.

I can be controlling (picture my husband and kid’s enthusiastically nodding) at times
and rarely put myself in vulnerable situations.
Taking the pictures you see of me with my leg braces showing was really scary.
Posting those pictures for the world to see is beyond TERRIFYING.

Those of us with invisible (not so obvious) physical disabilities have unique fashion and every day life challenges.
I started Trend-ABLE because I am passionate about helping other PERFECTLY IMPERFECT women feel and look their best.

HACK

Gadget for people with with feet related neuromuscular disorders.

Taking My Podiatrist Off Speed Dial

Whether you wear leg braces or not, people with problem feet are prone to callouses. They can make walking painful and feel awful. It is hard for me to file my own feet as I also have trouble with my hands. Before I bought one of these rechargeable electric files, I was going to the podiatrist and pedicure places regularly.

This is the one I bought and the button was not hard for me to push. There are many other brands that may work better for you.

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Perfectly Imperfect Women Who Inspire

Fashion Comfortable and fashionable wide width shoes for orthotics and afos leg braces. CMT

TOP 16 SANDAL PICKS

I’ve scoured the internet and poured through hundreds of reviews to find the most comfortable and trendiest sandals of the season that work for AFO and orthotic wearers. I had to pick 16 (no easy feat) because, even though Molly Ringwald has absolutely nothing to do with comfort sandals, I like the sound of 16 Sandals/Candles and had to use it for the title of this post.

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Lifestyle Clothes & shoes to wear with leg braces / afos for an outdoor party

What to wear with a barbecue with leg braces

Nothing screams the start of summer more than a backyard barbecue! With Memorial weekend fast approaching, patio furniture everywhere, is being cleaned and uncovered and the smell of charcoal is beginning to fill the air. Whether it’s a graduation party or casual gathering with friends, an evite to some type of outdoor barbecue is imminent; You may even want to check your inbox right now.

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INSPIRING PEOPLE How to live your best life with Arthritis. An interview with Effie who has RA

Effie Koliopoulos Trend-Able May Feature

Did you know that the number one cause of disability in the US is Arthritis? Don’t worry, I had no idea either. Arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans, which equates to 1 in every 5 adults and over 300,000 children in the US alone. That’s A LOT of people.

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Lifestyle Secrets for disabled people when on a cruise vacation

CRUISING HACKS, TIPS, AND SECRETS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

If you grew up watching The Love Boat, then the prospect of going on a cruise might trigger childhood fantasies of dining at the selective “Captain’s Table”, or kissing handsome men on the Lido Deck. But, for first time cruisers with disabilities, those Julie McCoy fantasies may be replaced with nightmares of being stuck on the Titanic.

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