I'll admit that this post isn't for everyone, but it is a real concern for anyone who has lost a lot of weight. For me, I had spent so long as an overweight person that my entire wardrobe needed revamping. I had no clue what to wear, so I started falling back on my old dressing styles and habits, and that simply didn't work with my new body. For one thing, when I was overweight I avoided clothes that drew attention to my stomach. So basically I wore large knit shirts, jeans and dockers-style pants.
In the process of losing 75 pounds, my pants size went from 46 to 34 and my shirt size went from XXL to M. None of my old clothes fit. I couldn't afford completely new clothes for every size change, so along the way I went to thrift stores to find decent fitting clothes. But once I neared my target weight and I knew it, I went shopping with my wife. It was summer. I chose a few clothes I thought looked ok and she basically rolled her eyes, rolled up her sleeves and started taking matters into her own hands. We looked at T-shirts. I hadn't worn a T-shirt in public for probably 20 years. I tried on a few and...they actually looked really nice on me. I now had good muscle definition in my arms and upper body, and the T-shirts showed it off. I thought to myself...wow, not only can I wear it, but it shows off the hard work I've gone through for the past several months. Same in the shorts category, and jeans. I hadn't worn a polo shirt for 20 years either, and now they too looked nice. I guess what I'm saying is, when your body is in decent shape, you have more clothing options. I'm not saying that heavy people can't dress well and look stylish. But I definitely had more limited options then than I have now.
So, a good problem to have you might say. How does one who has spent years and years hiding their body all of a sudden know how to dress? Here are a few tips, and I'll admit they are mostly for men since I don't have experience on the female side of the equation.
Ok, there you go! Congrats on losing all of that weight, now dress up that new body of yours properly, you deserve it!
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