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10/29/18 5:36 A

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I work with disabled adults and as such, dress code is very casual, most wear jeans and nice top to work. except me. I normally wear skirt and top, but I think as I lose weight I will wear more slacks/jeans to work

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10/28/18 9:19 P

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Something I do a lot for Sabbath Services (which is when I primarily wear skirts) is wear dark leggings under them to help with warmth in the winter. Never lived or visited Minnesota in the winter (only in the nicer days of fall)... never owned any woolen slacks because I've always been too heavy. So you might have days where the skirt still feels more appropriate, but that dark leggings underneath would add warmth and less of the "sliding off" factor... But that's just a thought, since I don't know what kind of dress code your office does have.

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10/28/18 1:43 P

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never had issues wearing jeans in cold weather. they help with keeping legs covered in the really cold weather and walking in snow.

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10/28/18 11:53 A

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As I was taught eons ago, jeans are bad in extreme cold. Wool pants, yes, but denim, no. Not that I ever paid attention, but, then, again, I don't live in Minneapolis' climate.

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10/28/18 7:31 A

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well, i have started buying smaller size clothing as the larger size is coming off without unzipping/unbuttoning. up to this point I felt more comfortable in skirts, but that is changing with my weight loss

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10/28/18 2:41 A

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I'm with Sak - when jeans/shorts/pants fall by themselves, or slide off easily without unbuttoning, it's time to buy a new pair or two.

Maybe they were thinking that since winter is approaching, you might be warmer in jeans. I do remember Minneapolis winters - I lived in my wool Navy slacks!

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10/27/18 9:25 P

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... seems to be a few different questions to consider!

I think you've got these covered:
~ Is there a practical reason for a specific type of clothing at work?
~ Is there a work culture that hints at a certain way to dress?

Beyond that:
~ What clothing makes you comfortable at work? Both being efficient at tasks and fitting in with the group? As well as showing respect for your clients?

And then "beyond work" questions like:
~ What makes you feel good?

With an understanding that there is no specific dress code at your place of work, I want to encourage you to do you.

(Notice none of the questions address what size do you wear or how much weight have you lost. Not important! And people at work should not discuss anyone's size! That is inappropriate.)

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10/27/18 5:53 P

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well, I have since thought about my question--as I buy new clothes, I will buy the smaller size as I am now wearing a smaller size jeans and they fit just wonderful. However, I am frustrated with the fact that would even mention that I wear skirts in stead of slacks/jeans because skirts is what I feel comfortable in as work attire. This is the same woman who wears jeans just tight enough that the zipper keeps unzipping because the jeans are a little snug on her

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10/27/18 1:03 P

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Gwyn, I think your question about buying more jeans is one that only you can answer. If you have just one pair and would like more, buy more. Maybe one additional pair will be enough until you need smaller sizes. It sounds as though you have enough skirts to change off. It also sounds to me that your current co-workers weren't "telling" you to wear jeans and pants more often, but only that they are options. Wear what you feel like wearing on any given day.



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10/27/18 11:14 A

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I am retired YAY but have wrestled with the when to buy new size. When i got to the point i was taking off my pants without undoing i replaced a few (the ever hope that i'll get past this plateau and need another smaller size). when i had to hold my shorts to keep them up when i walked, i got a few of those too but its end of season and not many.

not for weight but: i had a boss who didnt like casual day (tho HIS boss loved it). so he was thinking he'd have a requirement that all women had to wear stockings (knowing him he also meant under pants but didnt get that far). I agreed that whenever the men were required to wear ties every day, and did, i would wear stockings. we had a few guys who didnt even wear button down shirts. that went nowhere fast.

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10/27/18 9:07 A

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so many years ago, while I was still heavy but weighed a lot less than what I weigh today, my supervisor critised me for wearing slacks to work because of my "physique". I started wearing skirts and blouses to work. Although I have moved on from that job, I still wear mostly skirts to work, and occasionally wear slacks or jeans to work. On my current job, both my supervisor and a co-worker have commented on the fact I wear skirts and that it is indeed very okay to wear slacks/jeans to work. The other day I work jeans and my supervisor told me I look younger in Jeans. frustrated as I am still losing weight and wondering if I should get more jeans so I have enough to wear both at home and work? or jus wait till I have lost more weight. Or ???

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