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.

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7 hacks for orthotics & afos

7 hacks for orthotics & afos

Being a full time leg brace wearer can be annoying & frustrating at times, but I’m grateful for them as I would not be able to do all that I can do without their help. So, when it comes to AFOS, the good definitely outweighs the bad, especially when you know hacks to make them more tolerable. What follows are 7 common Afo & orthotic problems and their solutions.

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Perfectly Imperfect Women Who Inspire

Fashion quotes about invisible disability - quotes about disability and fashion

40 quotes about invisible disability and fashion

We all have had days when it’s a struggle to put on our positivity pants (especially the kind with tiny zippers that are hard to grasp). Believe me, I get it…. Living with Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder (start here to learn more about me) is not all everyday rainbows and lollipops.

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Guest Posts back to horseback riding with MS

Back in the saddle with MS

I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2013. MS had done damage to my brain and spinal cord affecting the left side of my body. My left leg couldn’t get me traveling very far or for very long. I developed an action tremor in my left arm and could not hold my bladder well when the urge came to use the bathroom fast. I was told to not drive long-distances or in poor conditions because my brain was a poor multitasker.

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Lifestyle 5 Necessary Evils When You Wear Leg Braces

Fear & Loathing in Leg Braces

A necessary evil is something that must be done or accepted in order to achieve a better outcome. Basically, it’s a scary and/or unenjoyable act that sucks in the moment, but the consequences of not doing it can suck way more than the act itself.

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Guest PostsProducts/ReviewsResources Smart Crutches Review by someone who wears Afos

The Crutches That Are Truly Smart!

Hi, my name is Cori. I am 19 years old and have a movement disorder that affects my legs, making walking difficult at times. Anyone who has spent more than a day using conventional crutches realizes they are a pain, in every definition of the word. Last year however, I discovered a pair of crutches called smartCRUTCH™- definitely a game changer!

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