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.

Tweaks & Trends

Shoe trends and links for women who have CMT, MS, EDS, And other neurological disorders and wear AFOs

DIY FRAYED DENIM FOR SHAKY HANDS

One of the easiest ways to update an old pair of jeans is to cut off the bottom seam. Some skinny jeans taper close to the bottom and, by cutting the fixed seam, they may become stretchy enough to fit over an afo and pair with either high-top sneakers or ankle wrapped sandals. You can…

Perfectly Imperfect Women Who Inspire

Lifestyle 13 Apps To help people with chronic conditions and disability live happy lives

13 LIFE CHANGING APPS

There’s an app for almost everything these days. I’m by no means a techy, ( I couldn’t move past level 1 in Ms. Pac-Man and flunked high school typing) but in order to keep up with and track of my kids, I’ve evolved into an app connoisseur of sorts.

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Fashion How to find and wear stylish boots when you wear afos leg braces or orthotics and need wide width and comfort due to charcot marie tooth disease.

BOOTS ARE A B!TCH

A Foot-Challenged Girl’s Attempt To Find Mr. Right Pair Shoe shopping sucks in general. It’s a ton of work and rarely satisfying. My girlfriends (the ones with perfect arches and no cankles) appear to love shoe shopping as much (or maybe even more) than sex. Some women get a visible flushed face high from finding the perfect…

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Fashion trends and shoe styles that work when you have charcot marie tooth disease and/or wear leg braces afos or orthotics.

NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S SHOES

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with shoes my entire life. Long before I started wearing leg braces (AFO’s), it was a struggle finding shoes that fit my high-arch, fused-ankle, drop-foot, callous-prone feet. I remember the day I picked up my first pair of leg braces. You can read more about my history in the blog Skinny…

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FashionResourcesTweaks Disability Hack for buying fashionable shoes and boots when you wear one afo/leg brace or orthotic and need shoes in two different sizes.

ODD SHOE OUT

I started Trend-Able to empower women with invisible physical disabilities to look and feel their best in order to live their best lives.

I struggled with low self esteem as a young person with invisible disabilities and have made it my mission to help others learn how to accept their perfections and focus on their strengths.

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Fashion Fashionable outfits for moms with disabilities and wide width shoes for those who wear afos

FALL MOM LOOKS

September is back to school time . If you’re like many moms I know and spent the summer working unpaid overtime as camp directors & uber drivers, you’re probably doing a little freedom dance every weekday morning. My dance ( if you could even call it that with my leg braces & sucky balance) is…

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