You’re losing weight and it’s finally showing: your clothes are loose, and they’re beginning to be uncomfortable because of it. While you probably don’t want to buy a whole new wardrobe until you reach your weight loss goal, you may be at a loss when trying to figure out how to stay well-dressed while your body is transitioning to a sleeker and healthier look, so here are some tips on what to buy and how to navigate your change in weight in the interim:
Look at the tailoring. Often you can find suits that are made to be tailored, meaning the seams are designed to be taken in and out. This will allow you some flexibility because you can have them tailored repeatedly as you lose weight.
Go for the classic look. By shying away from trendy fashions you’ll be assured what you do buy will still be in style in a year or two and won’t need replacing.
Go loose. Sure, you love your new look, but don’t buy or wear clothing that’s too tight because you figure it’ll fit better in a month or two. Weight loss can plateau, and having tight clothes can discourage you from continued weight loss progress.
Think used. Look for deals at resale and consignment shops to bridge the clothing gap while losing weight. You’ll often find clothing that’s barely worn, and sometimes you’ll find deals that still have the original tags!
Find a seamstress. A tailor or seamstress can be a vital accomplice in your weight loss plan, because they can help you salvage clothes you think are useless. Find someone with experience in taking in clothing and you’ll be able to salvage a great portion of your wardrobe by reducing the sizes as needed.
Buy at a discount. When you have to start buying clothes keep in mind you may be repeating the process before you reach your optimum weight. Look for discounts and coupons to reduce the overall cost and keep in mind that quality clothing will fit better and look better than many lower-cost competitors.