A definite part of this whole “comeback” is losing some of the weight that I piled on. I’ll know I’ve hit my goal when I’m back at my old clothing size and can wear a bodycon dress again.
When I first gained the weight, I had no clue where to shop. These are just a few practical things I learned along the way that worked for me personally. If you have any tips – please share yours in the comments because I’d love to learn more.
- Avoid REALLY cheap clothes
At first, I thought that I’d only buy cheap clothes because I didn’t want to waive the white flag and surrender to being overweight. However, I quickly learned that was not a good idea. It might actually be more important to stay away from cheaper clothes when you’re overweight. A good cut and good material can make you look a lot better.
For business or business – casual clothing, I found New York & Company – which I’ll probably still shop at once I lose the weight. The trick is you have to shop with them online. It’s a great place to get plus-size sweaters, jackets, a dress, blouse, or solid pant.
Another good option for business or event clothing is Eloquii. If I’m not mistaken it’s owned or partially owned by Reese Witherspoon. They have some really good quality pieces. This might be a bit of a reach but I’d say they’re a good replica of BCBGMaxazria for bigger girls.
The number one thing I can not live without is outerwear. My go-to is a light weight duster. You can find them in various styles. It helps to camouflage any problem areas.
My number two item is a jean jacket. Like a cardigan or a duster it just hides the tummy area and the arms. And it’s easy to pull off with a casual dress, or a graphic t-shirt and jeggings.
My number three thing is a button down shirt. I have so many button down shirts it makes no sense. You don’t have to wear them tucked in so it hides belly fat and you can make it casual, business, or party.