The conversation around inclusive fashion is one often marred by frustration and disappointment. Even progress can be a reminder of how much further there is left to go. Still, it’s important to celebrate the wins where they happen—and last week represented a big win for the disabled community.

Major fashion retailer Anthropologie dropped a small capsule collection of adaptive fashion pieces based on its best sellers. The products launched alongside a campaign aptly titled “Changing the Narrative: Adaptive Fashion for All” in which they interviewed several fashion influencers about the intersection of fashion, disability, and universality.

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As part of the brand’s campaign to shed light on how well-designed and stylish pieces ultimately benefit people with and without disabilities, content creators and disability advocates April Lockhart, Bri Scalesse, Allison Lang and Maya Moore shared their lived experiences.

“People think they can’t be sexy or cool anymore when they become disabled because they haven’t seen that represented anywhere, and that’s not true,” says Scalesse. “We need to offer more options so they feel like, ‘I can still be me.’”

It’s near impossible to participate in fun fashion trends when the items being churned out by popular brands are not only limited in sizing but impractical for people’s needs. The eight new adaptive pieces are each designed with features that make them easier for universal wear such as magnetic closures, easy-access zippers and patch pockets.

The Anthropologie collection comes in adaptive, non-adaptive, straight, petite and plus sizes all displayed on the same page with no up-charges, which is a major step forward for the industry and consumers.

“Designing for every specific disability shouldn’t be a barrier. A lot of features that help us as disabled people also make the lives of people who don’t have disabilities easier,” says Moore.

The Denim Boyfriend Jacket by Pilcro

Anthropologie Adaptive Fashion

Price: $98

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The Maya Ruched Cowl-Neck Dress

Anthropologie Adaptive Fashion

Price: $148

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The Bennet Buttondown Shirt by Maeve

Price: $98

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