I work in a clothing store. I try really hard to help people find clothes that look great on them no matter what size they currently are. I find that the two biggest factors are:
1. Fit. Buy clothes that fit you now. Don't buy clothes that are too tight hoping you'll lose the weight. Yes, you will lose the weight but you can always have the item altered later. Clothes that are too tight as well as clothes that are too loose add pounds.
2. Color. Wear clothes in colors that look good with your skin coloring. Some people look fabulous in green, others look washed out. Ask your friends which colors make you glow. Black or gray allover can have a slimming look but if those colors are not the most complimentary then thing about added a scarf in your favorite color (or shirt or tie for the men) to brighten it up.
But by all means dress nicely, like you care about yourself, at any weight. I've seen women come into the store in sloppy sweats complaining about their weight whether its an extra 10 pounds or 100 pounds. I've seen other women at the same weight trying on clothing that flatters them and they look fabulous.
- 9/14/2011 7:54:58 AM