As much as I want to, I don’t buy clothes. It’s been part of my life for years. Do I have the desire to shop? Yes. Try new trends? Of course! But when I try doing these things, do they pan out the way I want them to? No!
So as much as I would love to have new clothes, I don’t go near clothing stores. And I won’t- until I lose weight. Telling myself that a particular item “Just looked better on the hanger”, isn’t excuse enough for me.
Here are a few things I’ve learned about dressing while being overweight.
Avoid horizontal stripes. You know how discouraging the tape measure can be? Wearing stripes is like wearing a bunch of tape measures around your middle.
Go for long tops that draw attention to your skinny parts- the more your middle is covered, the better. I like tops that draw the eye away from my middle.
Pick ascending necklines. When I get bigger, my boobs follow suit. And like it or not, boobs are fat. When they are big and visible, it’s a little too much for the average eye. I have to admit, this is where I do wrong most of the time.
Accessorize- This is another one where I do wrong. I’m in too much of a hurry most of the time to remember to change purses or earrings or shoes. Good accessories draw attention to and make you feel more put-together.
i don’t think I would have any trouble putting outfits together did I have a better foundation (i.e. body). But in the meantime, I can do what I can with what I have.