Kim Kardashian's SKIMS shapewear brand launches adaptive collection for disabled shoppers

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Kim Kardashian’s shapewear company SKIMS has launched a brand new collection for people who have limited mobility.

The Adaptive Collection launched on May 2 and includes underwear and a bra specially designed for those who have mobility impairments.

The collection is made of up four different styles including a bralette, thong, brief, and boy short – all of which are available in four colors and range from size XXS to 4X.

The undergarments all come with hook and eye closures, which provide ‘added accessibility’ and makes it easier for those with disabilities to put on the clothing.

Kim Kardashian's shapewear company SKIMS has launched a brand new collection for people with limited mobility

Kim Kardashian’s shapewear company SKIMS has launched a brand new collection for people with limited mobility

The Adaptive Collection dropped on May 2 and contains underwear and a bra specially designed for those who have mobility impairments

The Adaptive Collection dropped on May 2 and contains underwear and a bra specially designed for those who have mobility impairments

The collection comes with four different styles including a bralette (pictured), thong, brief, and boy short

The collection comes with four different styles including a bralette, thong, brief, and boy short (pictured)

The collection comes with four different styles including a bralette (left), thong, brief, and boy short (right)

All of them are available in four colors and range from size XXS to 4X

All of them are available in four colors and range from size XXS to 4X

All of them are available in four colors and range from size XXS to 4X

The undergarments all come with a hook and eye closure, which provides'added accessibility,' and makes it easier for those with disabilities to get the clothing on

The undergarments all come with a hook and eye closure, which provides ‘added accessibility,’ and makes it easier for those with disabilities to get the clothing on

Paralympic athlete Scout Bassett, 33, spoke out about the new collection in a video posted to the brand’s Instagram account.

‘They’re awesome because it has the hook and eye closure around the sides here,’ gushed the track and field athlete.

‘It’s really great for people like myself because to get into typical panties, usually I have to sit down and put my prosthetic through one side and then my other leg through the other side. 

‘With this, you can be standing, you can be sitting, you can be in any position, it’s really easy to be able to get in and out of it.’

Bassett, who lost her leg in a chemical fire as a baby and now uses a prosthetic, revealed that what she loves most about the undergarments is that their adaptive elements are ‘very low profile.’

She continued: ‘Unlike other adaptive lines that feature zippers, which are a little bit bulky, Velcro, which sticks to everything, or even magnets, which are heavy and also create bulk, I really like that the hook and eye closure is very low profile.

Paralympic athlete Scout Bassett, 33, spoke out about the new collection in a video posted to the brand's Instagram account last week

Paralympic athlete Scout Bassett, 33, spoke out about the new collection in a video posted to the brand’s Instagram account last week

Bassett, who lost her leg in a chemical fire and now uses a prosthetic, revealed that what she loves most about the undergarments is that their adaptive elements are'very low profile'

Bassett, who lost her leg in a chemical fire and now uses a prosthetic, revealed that what she loves most about the undergarments is that their adaptive elements are'very low profile'

Bassett, who lost her leg in a chemical fire and now uses a prosthetic, revealed that what she loves most about the undergarments is that their adaptive elements are ‘very low profile’

Bassett added that because of the hook and eye closure, you can put them on in'any position,' adding that'it's really easy to be to get in and out of'

Bassett added that because of the hook and eye closure, you can put them on in ‘any position,’ adding that ‘it’s really easy to be to get in and out of’

'It's really great for people like myself because to get into typical panties, usually I have to sit down and put my prosthetic through one side and then my other leg through the other side,' she added

‘It’s really great for people like myself because to get into typical panties, usually I have to sit down and put my prosthetic through one side and then my other leg through the other side,’ she added 

‘It’s flat, it’s lightweight. You can wear tops over it and you wouldn’t even see the fact that it has an adaptive element.

‘One of the other things I really love about the hook and eye closure is that everything is located in the front, so it’s easy to get to and it makes it more accessible for people that have perhaps low range of motion or mobility.’

The Women’s Long Jump gold medalist added that she appreciated that the products come in so many different colors and sizes.

‘Another nice element of this collection is that it provides people with options and styles and colors,’ she said.

‘That’s something that the adaptive community is not always offered. Usually, you get one option and everybody has to choose from the same color, the same style, and it’s great that this new SKIMS collection features both a thong, a brief, and a boy short, and it comes in several different color options. So something for everybody.’

Stefanie Schaffer, 25, was also featured in the new SKIMS campaign. The model suffered from a traumatic brain injury from a 2018 boating explosion, sustaining a spinal cord injury which caused paralysis. 

She also lost both of her legs, and called it a ‘dream’ to be included in the ad.

The Women's Long Jump gold medalist added that she appreciated that the products come in so many different colors and sizes, so there is'something for everybody'

The Women's Long Jump gold medalist added that she appreciated that the products come in so many different colors and sizes, so there is'something for everybody'

The Women’s Long Jump gold medalist added that she appreciated that the products come in so many different colors and sizes, so there is ‘something for everybody’

Stefanie Schaffer (pictured), 25, who lost both of her legs and sustained a spinal injury which caused paralysis after a 2018 boating explosion, called it a'dream' to be included in the ad

Stefanie Schaffer (pictured), 25, who lost both of her legs and sustained a spinal injury which caused paralysis after a 2018 boating explosion, called it a ‘dream’ to be included in the ad

The model explained that many people don't realize how tiring and difficult day-to-day tasks - like getting dressed - could be for people like her

She added:'Serious props to SKIMS for this'

The model explained that many people don’t realize how tiring and difficult day-to-day tasks – like getting dressed – could be for people like her. She added: ‘Serious props to SKIMS for this’

‘From the moment that I was booked for the shoot, the entire SKIMS team was so professional, and so considerate, making sure they took all of our accessibility needs into consideration,’ she told People magazine.

‘They made me feel beautiful and confident and worthy of being there.’

Schaffer said that she is ‘determined to make the most of what happened to her and live her best new life.’

‘A brand like SKIMS releasing an adaptive collection is so important,’ she added.

‘So this was saying to us that being disabled doesn’t mean you have to compromise. You don’t have to miss out on shopping at your favorite brands because [SKIMS] can see that [you’re] valued and taken into consideration.’

The model explained that many people don’t realize how tiring and difficult day-to-day tasks – like getting dressed – could be for people like her.

‘Sometimes I’ll be exhausted just from getting clothes on for the day. So even just these basics of bras and underwear being easier, is like, such a relief. Serious props to SKIMS for this,’ she said.

On SKIMS’ Instagram, the company claimed this was ‘just the beginning’ of their adaptive clothing.

'From the moment I was booked, the SKIMS team was so professional and considerate, making sure they took all of our accessibility needs into consideration,' she gushed

‘From the moment I was booked, the SKIMS team was so professional and considerate, making sure they took all of our accessibility needs into consideration,’ she gushed

Prices range from $18 for the brief and thong to $22 for the boy short and $32 for the bra

Colors include black, which they call Onyx, and three shades of brown called Cocoa (pictured), Sienna, and Clay

Prices range from $18 for the brief and thong to $22 for the boy short and $32 for the bra. Colors include black, which they call Onyx (left), and three shades of brown called Cocoa (right), Sienna, and Clay

‘We’re on a mission to provide more solutions for more people,’ it wrote. ‘The desire for comfort is universal. 

‘That’s why we’ve reinvented our best-selling silhouettes with sleek and subtle hook and eye closures, while keeping the same fit and feel you love from our Fits Everybody range.

‘Made from our signature buttery-soft Fits Everybody fabric, the Adaptive bralettes and panties feature discreet hook and eye closures that softly mold to your body for an invisible look under clothing.’

Prices range from $18 for the brief and thong to $22 for the boy short and $32 for the bra. 

Colors include black, which they call Onyx, and three different shades of brown called Cocoa, Sienna, and Clay.

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