Cruising fashion, tips, hacks, and advice for enjoying a cruise with a disability.

This post has been updated March 2020 to include current fashion.


Pools & beaches can be extremely anxiety provoking, so I try to make what I wear over my afos as comfortable and as easy to get on and off as possible.

My go to on vacations (and all summer long) is a cute & comfy pull on jumpsuit in a lightweight and breathable material. I look for the most flattering swimsuit I can find (I am turning 50) and a great pair of  Waterproof sandals with velcro closures are a resort staple. I also pack a cute pair of stretchy flats that are easy to slip on & off.

This season I’m obsessed with large monogrammed totes that allow me to carry all my essentials and as an added bonus, are waterproof & allow me to store my afos (leg braces( without worrying about the straps getting wet.

Resort wear for people with disabilities


Resort casual offers so many opportunities to look amazing and feel comfortable in leg braces.

The look above is great for anyone with hand related challenges as the white jeans have an elastic waistband. I love to style a beautiful (over the head) satin cami with a fun, printed, open style kimono . You always need a layer for those air conditioned restaurants!

Nothing says vacation & summer like a great pair of espadrilles and those come in a wide width. For sandal wearers, the ones pictured are super comfy, inexpensive, & have a ton of support. Lastly, every resort outfit needs a colorful, stretchy statement bracelet!

Ideas for cruising with a disability



  1. Can you wear the Naot pixie sandal with out your brace…if so how do you do that. I have Drop foot (left) and balance issues. I’m 76 but love fashion. I don’t hide my brace but seldom go out with out and it’s a drag as I love to dress up.

    • Hi Sandra,

      I wear my braces always so every shoe pictured are worn with my afos. Obviously, they can also be worn by people without but these are shoes that fit with as well.

      I am able to wear a small wedge with my afo. I was not able to in previous ones. Does this answer your question ? Feel free to restate if I didn’t ??

  2. Hi Lainie, what an awesome styles of outfilts you shared in your blog. I like those brown color of footwear, and I am willing to buy same type of footwears for me. Thanks for sharing.

  3. My “walking cradles just came in the other day! Next in the list….the white elastic waist jeans!! Thanks so much for sharing👍💕

  4. In sandles that are open or backless how,do I keep my foot plate from sliding forward or backwards. It is a allard 2.0 it looks awful sticking out.

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