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Look Great at Any Weight

Forget the Skinny Jeans

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  • When I went from 350 to 150 I shopped at thrift store. waiting for the goal weight to splurge on a wardrobe. Then I realized I had been buying fantastic beautiful well made, stylish clothes all along. I don't care for some of the trendy clothes. Thrift store many times have expensive clothes , rich women donate. Just what I want.
    Make sure to try on clothes before you buy. It can look great on the hanger, but terrible on you. think of how you will accessorize it. that can make or break a look.
    Dress for now, don't put off till you are that desired weight. You don't have to have a packed closet full of clothes. Some well chosen pieces that you can mix and match will go far.
    Life is too short to play the waiting game.
    Enjoy.
    I post thrift fashion blogs a few times a year. Give ideas what and how to get the look.
    Spark on.
    Tisha - 11/3/2014 11:16:59 PM
  • I try to get rid of my big clothes and get ones that fix my new smaller size. If clothes are a larger than you need to wear, it does not show off your new figure. I do shop at thrift shops, so I don't feel guilty buying and love to re donating my big clothes. The price is right. I will start paying more for clothes when I reach goal. - 11/3/2014 1:13:44 PM
  • I usually wear clothes until they fall apart. I have several pair of pants that are in that condition.

    The problem with shopping for clothes is that the clothes today are not made for real people. You either have to be at least 5'10" and anorexic or be 15 years old. I cannot stand shopping. When was the last time anyone saw a pretty dress blouse? They don't exist.

    If you're 5"4" or under, even if you buy "petite short" pants, they still have to be hemmed. Unless you sew, that means taking them to be altered and spending more money. - 11/3/2014 10:58:27 AM
  • For me comfort and practicality trump fashion every time. I'm happy to wear clothes from 10, 20 or 30 years ago. I'm so happy that they fit. I'll call them vintage not out of style. Another article in this email tells us to be ourselves. So this is just me. - 11/3/2014 6:56:03 AM
  • I agree with RELYK5. I get tired of people judging other people's appearance or choices. If it works for you, go for it, even if it means the skinny jeans. Others may avert their eyes if they find it offensive. There are more important things to worry about. Who decides what looks good anyway? - 11/2/2014 1:02:00 PM
  • Go with what works best for you! - 8/7/2014 1:01:23 AM
  • AZRIDERS
    One word: Spanx - 8/5/2014 2:25:49 PM
  • While I applaud the intention behind this article, I don't know that it is really applicable to those of us who are REALLY big. I have 100 pounds to lose and have little choice in the fit of my clothes. Most of my weight is carried in my stomach and in order to get clothes that fit around the middle, I get clothes that are much too big across the shoulders/chest or legs. If I get tops that fit in the should or pants with tapered legs, they strain across my middle. So I wear loose clothing. It looks terrible but until I lose the weight, I don't know what I can do about it short of having everything tailored which would be a lot of money that I don't really have to spend.

    So, I wear more flowy clothes that at least are supposed to look that way even though I know they don't look that good on me. - 2/28/2014 7:16:08 PM
  • This article is encouraging, but it's also not very realistic. I keep losing weight - constantly - and as a result, everything bags out on me because I'm losing it so fast. I don't know if I'm a 16 or a 14 or a 12 or what. So I have to keep all three sizes temporarily unless my body decides that it knows what it wants to be.

    Clothing manufacturers need to STOP with the vanity sizing. Seriously, if I'm a 12, that's what I should be - don't rename it a 10 to try and make me feel better. Every manufacturer has a different number and it's completely ridiculous. I need to know what size I truly fit - ONE standard size so I can go to Store A, Store B, Store C, wherever, and pick out that size to wear. Shopping is so much guesswork that I usually don't even want to bother with it. - 11/18/2013 2:08:40 AM
  • This article had alot of good information! - 9/30/2013 10:24:55 AM
  • Because I do not have money to go out and buy new clothing on whim, i've kept the clothes I had when I was slimmer. Recently I tried on one of my formal pants and they fit. This has happened with some of my old high school dresses. My prom dress can almost fit. I throw away most of my clothing if they are worn out but I won't throw them out just because they are too small or too big. Clothes too big can be for when I have lazy days and want that comfy relaxed look. My smaller clothes are for when I reach my goal. I am realistic. If the clothes don't fit me at my goal weight ( too small) I will throw them out.

    - 9/19/2013 5:55:26 PM
  • I have a pair of pants that I can't wait to fit into again because I love them and the other day I bought a "goal" skirt. But I generally have always liked flowy hippie clothes and wear them at any size. it sometimes makes it hard to tell when I've lost inches though! - 8/12/2013 7:16:41 AM
  • Love this article and very informative and encouraging. I will use this information and it is saved in my favors! - 8/7/2013 2:10:02 PM
  • Loving your advice. Great article. Thank you - 7/21/2013 9:09:33 AM
  • IMARGERY
    Thank you for this article. I have been sitting here thinking....I cannot wait to lose 20 pounds so I look good...well there is no reason I cannot look good now. - 6/2/2013 4:15:35 PM

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