In Between Sizes: How to Dress while Losing Weight in the New Year

One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions has always been to lose weight. While we should be thinking about good nutrition and exercise year round, there’s nothing wrong with using the New Year as a jumping off point for some changes to develop a healthier lifestyle. We all have different body types, it’s important to figure out your particular needs before embarking on a weight loss program. Your goal should be to feel beautiful, happy, and healthy no matter what your clothing size is.

If you plan to lose 5 pounds or less, you don’t really need to invest in new clothing if you already have quality pieces in your wardrobe. At 5 pounds or less you’ll notice that your clothes generally just fit better, and in some cases will require minimal alternations. Finding an inexpensive tailor in your area will help your clothes really show off your figure.

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If you plan to lose more than 5 pounds, DON’T walk around in clothes that don’t fit until you meet your final weight loss goals. Instead buy inexpensive tops and jeans to fit you as you need them. Shop at stores like H&M, Uniqlo, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Ross, and Marshalls for great deals on basics like jeans and tops.

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(Uniqlo Top– $12.90, H&M Jeans– $39.95, Old Navy Top– $10.50)

Buy slightly more expensive pieces like trousers and have them taken in by a tailor as needed for work or business casual events. Wrap dresses and A-line skirts are also great items to invest in. A wrap dress is flattering on every body type and can be adjusted easily.

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 (The Limited Pants– $79.95, Loft Skirt– $69.50, Old Navy Dress– $32.94)

Once you finally meet your weight loss goals consider which of your midlevel or expensive items can simply be adjusted at a tailor. The rest should be replaced; choose investment items that you can mix and match to create a capsule wardrobe. Have fun showing off the new you!

 

Until Next Post,

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