The pain of a bad back or a very sore neck sometimes requires the sufferer to wear functional but pretty ugly braces. Not any more! Francesca Lanzavecchia (Italy)'s ProAsthetics Support offers not just support but her designs are also easy on the eye.
Her range of fashionable back braces incorporate lace, leather, colour and even colourful patterns. They're so stylish, they could pass as corsets. She really wanted to transform back braces into "objects of desire". Some are designed to be worn on the outside - the body hugging pink brace even has some handy pockets.
The neck braces could be lacy or extremely lightweight when made with only the barest of wire cages. But the most useful might be the white foam unisex neck brace which has a space to hold cell phones when in use!
She also has a line of stylish walking sticks.