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Shirts with Magnetic Buttons Makes Dressing Easier

Everyday Magnetic Button-Down For Men | Joe & Bella


Getting dressed should be a simple task. For many individuals, however, it can become a daunting challenge due to various physical and cognitive conditions and changes. Thankfully, advancements in adaptive clothing have brought us innovative solutions that can help make dressing easier, quicker and not as much of a chore. In this blog, we’ll explore the transformative power of shirts with magnetic buttons and how they have revolutionized the dressing experience for those who need some dressing help.

Shirts with Magnetic Buttons: An Inclusive Design

Shirts With Magnetic Buttons | Joe & Bella


Created with Universal Design principles in mind, shirts with magnetic buttons offer a practical and accessible solution to the challenges faced by individuals with limited dexterity or mobility. Joe & Bella’s Everyday Magnetic Button-Down is meticulously crafted to maintain a stylish appearance while incorporating discreet magnetic closures, making the shirt both easily functional and aesthetically pleasing. 

And regardless of one’s physical condition, who doesn’t want a shirt that’s this easy to “button” and “unbutton”? While this shirt was specifically designed to help those who need it, shirts with magnetic buttons provide convenience for anyone who wears them. 

Empowering Assisted and Independent Dressing

Magnetic Adaptive Shirt | Joe & Bella


One of the remarkable features of magnetic shirts is their ability to enhance dressing experiences for both assisted and independent dressers. For individuals who require dressing assistance, magnetic closures simplify the process and save valuable time for caregivers. Countless caregivers have shared with us their huge relief that fastening individual buttons will be a thing of the past when it comes to their daily tasks. Shirts with magnetic buttons will save them time which can be better spent on more important tasks. Many adaptive shirts currently on the market that are intended to help with assisted dressing require both the wearer and Caregiver to learn a brand new way to get dressed. Not so for magnetic shirts. Instead, you can dress exactly how you always have, now just with a greater ease.

The ease of fastening and unfastening the magnets with just one hand allows some to maintain their sense of autonomy, fostering self-esteem and reducing reliance on others. For others, having a shirt with magnetic buttons might be the key that helps them remain independent at their home without Caregiver dressing assistance. For others, having a stylish option to wear in public might be the one item that prevented them from leaving the house with confidence or leaving at all.  

Unlocking Independence

Adaptive Shirt No Buttons | Joe & Bella


Shirts with magnetic buttons have proven to be a game-changer for those seeking increased independence in their daily lives. It’s sad when a physical condition or disease impacts one’s ability to do things how they always have. By eliminating the need for intricate buttoning, Joe & Bella’s Everyday Magnetic Button-Down provides a practical dressing solution for individuals living with arthritis, tremors, or other conditions that affect fine motor skills. The magnetic closures offer a user-friendly alternative, allowing individuals to dress themselves confidently and efficiently without compromising on style or comfort. 

The Design Process: Combining Functionality and Style

Everyday Magnetic Button Down Shirt For Men | Joe & Bella


Behind the scenes, dedicated designers like Cara Sumpton of Joe & Bella work tirelessly to ensure that shirts with magnetic buttons not only offer functionality but also retain a fashionable appeal. The integration of premium fabrics, classic patterns, and timeless colors allows these shirts to blend seamlessly with any Wardrobe. The adaptive features, cleverly hidden within the design, ensure that individuals can look and feel their best while benefiting from the convenience of magnetic closures. 

The stretch fabric between the shoulders, as well as the stretch fabric on the cuffs, looks and feels identical to the fabric on the rest of the shirt while providing huge hidden benefits. The stretch fabric on the back makes it easier to reach around to insert your second arm into the shirt. And the stretch cuffs provide enough give that you never have to unbutton them.

Shirts with magnetic buttons  have ushered in a new era of inclusive clothing, breaking down barriers and empowering individuals with limited dexterity or mobility. By combining functionality and style, Joe & Bella’s brand-new Everyday Magnetic Button-Down is helping to revolutionize the dressing experience, offering a practical solution that enhances independence and confidence. Whether for assisted dressers or independent dressers seeking easier dressing options, shirts with magnetic buttons provide a remarkable blend of accessibility and Fashion. Embrace the power of magnetic shirts and unlock a world of effortless dressing.

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Ben Graham Joe & Bella VP of Marketing

Ben Graham is the Vice President of Marketing at Joe & Bella, an adaptive-apparel company for older adults that focuses on creating innovative and fashionable apparel. Joe & Bella was recently awarded the “Most Innovative Older Adult Clothing Brand: 2022” by Global Health and “2022 Best New Apparel Brand” by Boomer Venture Summit. Joe & Bella’s first adaptive clothing line, CareZips, won the 2022 "Best New Product”award by Today’s Caregiver Magazine and Ben was previously Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships at Collaborata, an innovative marketing-research firm that brought corporate partners together to find solutions to business problems. Collaborata focuses on topics including caregiving, aging, diversity, and equity with clients such as AARP, Procter & Gamble, Bank of America, Target, and Nike. Ben spent many years, together with his family, providing care for his two grandparents who lived for nearly a decade in assisted living and memory care.

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