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Look Great at Any Weight

Forget the Skinny Jeans
  -- By Leanne Beattie, Health & Beauty Writer
My closet used to be divided into three sections: clothes that fit when I was 20 pounds heavier; clothes that fit when I was  thin but miserable (from my “never-eat-anything-fun” phase); and clothes I could wear at that moment.

Unfortunately, the clothes that actually fit me were the fewest in number. I was tired of either squeezing into clothes that were too small (and feeling like a stuffed sausage) or swimming in big, unflattering clothes. I needed a wardrobe overhaul—I needed to look good right now.

Sound familiar? I bet it does. What women hasn't held on to her "skinny jeans," dreaming of the day she'd wear them again, only to realize that 10 years had passed and they were now hopelessly out of style. Even worse is the woman who holds on to her "fat clothes" because she doesn’t really believe that she will be able to maintain the weight loss she has worked so hard to attain. And so our closets are jammed with clothes that just don’t fit.

Even if you need to lose weight you still deserve to look your best today instead of waiting for the day that you reach your goal weight. Whether you need to lose 50 pounds or just a few, with the right fashion tricks you can look great at any weight.

The trick to looking your best is to recognize your attributes and then play them up to your advantage. Have great legs? Show them off with a flattering skirt and a great pair of heels. Accent an hourglass waist with an eye-catching belt, and nobody will notice that your arms need a bit of toning. It all boils down to drawing the eye away from your weaker areas and calling attention to the parts of your figure that you do feel good about.<pagebreak>

Here are some more tips to help you look your best no matter what your size: To look and feel your best, don't wait until you're a future size, weight or shape. You deserve to look good and feel great about yourself today! Pick clothes that flatter you, no matter what number is on the label. Make sure you take care of yourself by eating well and exercising regularly too. When you feel good about yourself, you take better care of yourself and the image your project to the world. And always remember that confidence is the best beauty secret of all, no matter what your size!