Small Sizes | Zappos Adaptive
Small Sizes Guide
Find sizes that fit your body type. We worked with Disability Fashion Styling Expert Stephanie Thomas to put together a curation of fashionable items with function for adults looking for small sizes.
Wide Width Shoes & Boots
Stephanie’s Styling Tip #1: Small-sized shoes can often be too narrow because they are typically designed for children’s feet. Check out some of Stephanie's choices of fashionable shoes in small sizes that come in both wide and extra-wide width options.
Stephanie’s Styling Tip #2: Make sure the looks are Accessible, Smart and Fashionable™: Accessible - easy to put on and take off; Smart - medically safe; Fashionable - works with your body type and your lifestyle AND you love the looks.
Stephanie’s Styling Tip #3: Once you find brands and pieces that are Accessible, Smart and Fashionable, write them down or take photos for your own personal styling notes. With Zappos' 365-day return policy and exchange options, feel free to try on many pieces until you find what works for you.
Stephanie’s Styling Tip #4: When shopping for work, cocktail parties, or black tie events on a budget, Stephanie always suggest Starting Point Pieces™: modern classics that act as a foundation for your wardrobe.
"As a Disability Fashion Styling Expert, I’ve learned to focus on how a garment fits more than what department it comes from, and that was my focus when dressing body-positive model and Little Women of LA cast member Dru Presta. Dru recently graduated from college with a degree in Fashion Marketing, so style and fashion are important to her professionally and personally.
For me, having followed clothing and retail trends for people with disabilities for over two decades, I was super excited to work with Dru. During my styling consultation and fitting with Dru, I learned more about her specific dressing needs. Then I used my Disability Fashion Styling System™ to pull pieces from both the women’s and children’s department that were Accessible, Smart, and Fashionable for Dru."
Accessible - Easy for her to put on and take off
Smart - Medically safe, not causing any harm to her body
Fashionable - Great looking pieces that work well Dru’s body type and her lifestyle and she loves them
- Advice from Disability Fashion Styling Expert, Stephanie Thomas.
Look #1 by Stephanie
In addition to modeling, Dru is a body positive influencer who loves fashion. This first look incorporates gold leggings, an on trend fluffy coat and these black wedge sneakers really make this look stand out. When Stephanie pulled the wedge sneakers out of the box, Dru instantly loved them but didn’t think they would fit. The wedge sneakers were wide enough and fit Dru perfectly!
Look #2 by Stephanie
Dru lives with Metaphyseal Dysplasia-Schmid Type, which makes finding bottoms that fit both her waist and hips challenging. Stephanie, on styling Dru, said: "I pulled a pair of overalls, since I’d never seen Dru in overalls before. What I learned on set was that she never wore overalls because she had difficulty with the fit. So, I selected overalls with extra stretch to fit Dru's body type and they worked great!.
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