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3/12/13 1:15 P

If you keep them long enough they will go back in style and you can have your favorites taylored to fit your new size.

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3/12/13 12:53 P

I say if you have some favorites tuck them away and maybe use them for maternity clothes.Maybe down the road you can alter them if they were more expensive items that you don't want to get rid of.

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3/12/13 12:44 P

I would say if you have space for them go ahead and keep them. If they end up going out of style you can get rid of them any time.

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3/12/13 10:12 A

Just keep a few of your favorites. I did save a few of mine for the same reason. I have two kids but DH and I have been trying for one more and I kept some larger outfits just for that reason. I was overweight to start out my last two pregnancies so I think my old maternity clothes will be too big if I ever have another baby.

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3/12/13 9:47 A


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3/12/13 9:44 A

large or small I like to get rid of my clothes. I like to shop and when my weight changes off to the store I go. Clothes are really inexpensive today, you don't need to hang on to the past.

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3/11/13 10:25 P

I kept one pair of my largest shorts to remind myself where I came from. Everything else I gave away. If you have great things that you want to have taken in, I'd go for it.

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3/11/13 9:57 P

I held on to all of my "skinny" clothes in the hope that I would be able to wear them some day. They really take up too much space in my close. Now that I am getting closer to my goal, I find myself not really WANTING to wear them. They were from too long ago, and from an unhappy part of my life.

The reverse is sort of true for my "fat" clothes. I find myself reluctant to give them up. In fact, I try to wear them still, but catch my reflection, and see that I'm absolutely swimming in them.

It all comes down to how much space you have, and whether you really think you'll be having a baby while those clothes are still in style.

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3/11/13 9:52 P

I wish I hadn't thrown away the larger-sized clothes I had, because I unfortunately put the weight back on, and will need to buy new clothes.

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3/11/13 9:49 P

No, gave them all the the Salvation Army Thrift Store.

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3/11/13 9:27 P

That's an good question. I think think that if you are not going to have a child within the next year you should probably get rid of them. I say make room in your closet for some new things.

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3/11/13 9:17 P

Sure keep some of it if you think they would make great maternity clothes.

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3/11/13 9:04 P

If you love them and want them to be your future maternity clothes then definitely keep them! Make one last great use for them for sure!

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3/11/13 8:36 P

I've lost 40 pounds, and have had to almost completely replace my wardrobe. I've had some things altered, but many items would cost as much to replace as to have sized down. I have items of clothes that I absolutely love and don't want to get rid of just in case I need them in the future. I'm not afraid that I'll gain the weight back, but I'm 23 and want to be a mother one day, and in the back of my mind I imagine my old clothes making a great maternity wardrobe. Should I keep my old favorites around or just let them go?

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