Guide to Open Back Tops

Adaptive clothing is apparel that has been designed to make dressing easier for those with mobility issues and those with health issues that make getting dressed more difficult. There are different types of adaptive clothing that have been created to look like traditional clothing, while offering added benefit and comfort to the individual and their caretaker.

What Are Open Back Tops?

Open back tops are fastened using snaps at the shoulder. The back of the garment can fully open, allowing an individual to be dressed and undressed without having to raise their arms. The design of this adaptive top provides full coverage for the wearer and looks like a traditional top at first glance. 

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Women's Open Back Tops

What Styles of Open Back Tops are Available?

Open back tops are available in a wide variety of styles for both men and women. Open back tops come in long sleeves, short sleeves, polo shirts, blouses, and cardigans. Having a large selection of style options helps to ensure that there is something for everyone.

Men's Open Back Tops

Materials and Durability

Like the rest of the adaptive clothing we carry, our adaptive tops are made from materials that are very durable. These garments were designed with long term care and retirement homes in mind, so they are safe to be washed and dried in facility laundry machines.


These adaptive garments are commonly made of polyester and acrylic. Some clothing items may also include hints of cotton, spandex or rayon for comfort and fit. If you would like information about the material that a specific item is made from, please get in touch with our customer care team. Please note that material content differs between manufacturers.


How Do I Choose a Size?

As with all adaptive clothing, selecting the right shirt size is very important for both comfort and functionality. To ensure you’re choosing the right size, please review our Geri Fashions Sizing Guide. You need the individual’s measurements when determining which size you will need. For men, you’ll need the chest and neck measurements. For women you’ll need the bust measurement. You may find that having the individual’s waist and/or hip measurements will be helpful for selecting a size.

Women's Adaptive Size Guide

Women's Adaptive Size Chart

Men's Adaptive Size Guide

Men's Adaptive Size Guide

If at any time you need some help or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our compassionate and helpful team are experts in adaptive clothing and will be able to help you find exactly what you need.

Other Resources

Guide to Open Back Tops - Geri Fashions