I have my hoodie that I love....but really can buy any size lol.
I tend to keep a small wardrobe since I don't usually have a lot of extra for any non-necessities. And I wear clothes till they can't be worn for anything more than pajamas lol. Yeah...I wear them down.....when they start getting a little ragged, I buy an item or maybe an outfit. So unless they are pretty new, they wouldn't be in good condition.
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28,356 9/21/18 11:15 P
Actually, I think everyone who loses weight should hold onto one pair of pants or one shirt they wore at their highest weight.
You know the famous James Coco picture ? Everyone should have their own James Coco moment. You never realize how far you come in your journey until you wear a pair of pants from your highest weight. I once wore a size 18. I wear a size 6 now.
Otherwise, I do agree. Unless it's a fluffy sweatshirt or fleece top you really love, the baggy clothes that are still in good condition should be donated. I do have a oversized fleece top that I love. don't care that it's too big. it's comfy and keeps me warm.
I have started buying a couple things here and there (I've lost a little over 25 lbs)...and the one thing I can't tolerate being big is my under things lol. Waiting on some stuff that I ordered to get here lol.
I have started buying stuff like leggings....so those are hard to get where they are super big lol. Funny how one thing is ok being just a little big and then others there's no tolerance for lol.
I've noticed the biggest change in my hips, stomach, & of course the boobage hahaha.
Funny you ask that. Do NOT do what I did. I knew that my slim-fitting tailored trou were getting baggy on me but I didn't realize how much too baggy until one day I was at my Dietitian Appointment. I stood up for her to measure my waist. Down came my trou, totally unaided. I knew then that I HAD to buy new clothes. I had lost about 13kg at that stage (28lb)
My daughter outdid me, however. She used to go on brisk morning walks. She had lost a lot of weight, too. However, not only did her trou fall off her IN PUBLIC, but her trou took her knickers down too
A lot depends on the person re when to buy new clothes. Some will lose a lot from, for example, their arms and legs and face initially, but others might lose a lot from their tummy/butt.
This really depends on how you lose inches relative to pounds and also what you need clothes for. Someone who gives presentations to executive boards is going to have to purchase clothes more frequently than someone who works from home. The other thing that matters is how you acquired your current clothing. If you bought everything all at once, you're going to size out of everything about the same time as well. By the same token if you purchase one or two pieces at a time then you can rotate out one or two of the largest pieces and maintain the largest working wardrobe possible. So buy a size 16 that maybe runs a little large while getting rid of a 20 that's too big and mostly being in 18s otherwise.
Baggy is, well, baggy. Plumber's crack is not a good look on anyone, nor is swimming in your clothing. By the same token skin tight isn't necessary either. There is a middle ground and clothing that doesn't fall in that flattering and functional sweet spot should go. In some environments clothing that is too loose can catch, causing injuries. Again, this is going to vary based on the places where you go.
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9/20/18 1:03 P
I think it also depends on how much weight a person is trying to lose. You don't have to buy a whole new wardrobe as you lose. what I did was to buy a couple of pairs of pants/shirts that suited my "current" size. Even though I may have wanted to lose X pounds, I didn't buy something smaller as encouragement.
I bought clothing to fit the weight I was, not the weight I wanted to be. When I had lost 35 pounds, I rewarded myself with a new leather jacket. I didn't buy a smaller size with the intention of losing more. I rewarded myself for the weight I lost. I bought a jacket that fit my size when I lost 35 pounds. Eventually, I did go on to lose more weight and now that jacket is too big.
basically, I didn't buy a whole new wardrobe. I just bought a couple of nice outfits that I could wear until I was ready to either stabilize my weight (go into maint) or lose to wear the next size down.
And you don't have to buy retail. I hit the clearance and sales racks all the time. I also hit thrift stores and the Goodwill. Why pay retail for clothing that you might only wear for a few weeks ?
I do agree with OBIE. Don't wear baggy clothing. Baggy clothing makes you feel and look like a frump. Nothing says new attitude like a new outfit. Someone losing weight laments that they don't hear anyone complimenting their weight loss. Well, maybe you're hiding that new figure under baggy old clothes. If someone wants to be complimented, buy something new or lightly used that compliments your current figure.
You buy the whole new wardrobe one you reach a stable weight. If you have a lot to lose, you buy a couple of pieces for each stage of your loss.
That's what I did. clothing that doesn't fit, but still in good shape. donate it to the Goodwill or Salvation Army so that someone else on their weight loss journey can wear it as they lose.
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9/20/18 12:44 P
When your clothes get really baggy, you are better off getting the correct size, IMHO. You'll be able to actually SEE the results of your hard work, which encourages you to keep going. I think the 'normal' calculation is 10-15 lbs lost equals one size. You can probably get away with wearing 1 size larger for a little while, but 2 or 3 sizes...you need to get new clothes!
Thrift shops & consignment stores are EXCELLENT for clothing while dropping the inches. You can find some really nice stuff, and you don't spend too much.
If you have any ritzy neighborhoods not too far from where you live or work, those consignments will usually have some really nice items.
Try to get a few staples (black pants/skirts, khakis, navy pants/skirts, etc) that you can mix and match with tops & jackets to get more usage from your wardrobe.
Now that it's getting cooler (well, not in GA yet...but I'm hoping!), you can pair an inexpensive tank top with a nice blazer or cardigan (I get my tanks from the discontinued colors on the Eddie Bauer site. Ann Taylor has some good prices on tanks too).
And you can sell your now too big clothing to add $ to your clothing budget.
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