ASOS Just Launched a New "Wheelchair-Friendly" Jumpsuit

ASOS is taking a big step forward to make fashion more accessible. As noted by Glamour, the brand recently released a jumpsuit that's designed to be "wheelchair-friendly."

With a fun tie-dye print and waterproof fabric, the jumpsuit — which retails for $64 and is a collaboration between ASOS and Chloe Ball-Hopkins — promises to be the perfect blend of comfortable, stylish, and practical. Ball-Hopkins, a reporter and model who also uses a wheelchair, took to Twitter on July 4 to discuss the collaboration. "So over the last several months I have been working with @ASOS to create a fashionable, yet practical waterproof all in one!" she wrote. "Not just for people like me in a chair but for anyone. It's about making fashion accessible! So what should be next?!"

In another tweet, Ball-Hopkins explained what was special about the jumpsuit. "My thinking was the zip round the waist to make it a top & bottom as well is easier to get in & out of," she said, adding that it includes "cuffed ankles to allow for shorter people (& easier for wellies) & top waterproof pocket for phone/medical stuff."

Other people on social media soon praised both Ball-Hopkins and ASOS for the product. "I am getting emotional reading this," one person said, "cause I use to work in healthcare and I know how difficult it was for patients who wore clothes that weren't designed for their disability." Another Twitter user weighed in by writing: "It’s actually been designed with wheelchair users in mind!! Accessible clothing on @ASOS ? I seriously never thought I’d see this happen, so happy ☺️ I kind of want it."

This isn't the first time that ASOS has shown that representation matters to them. The brand has been committed to the body positive movement, and they offer clothing in a variety of sizes to accommodate different body types. ASOS has also strived to make beauty more inclusive with gender-neutral products, explaining in a press release last fall: "There are no rules or limits, just endless ways to be you."

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